David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Crosby and Stills being double inductees for their previous work in The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, respectively. Their paths had crossed a few times before they finally joined together as a trio in 1968 with some assistance from Cass Elliot of The Mamas & The Poppas. They have created classic rock staples due to their amazing three-part harmonies and gifted songwriting talents.
For those of you perhaps asking the question, will this CD bring me happiness or will it bring me sorrow? The answer is happiness. Greatest Hits is a very good collection with many outstanding tracks, including songs that even causal music fans know such as the piano/harpsichord ballad "Our House" and "Teach Your Children," which owes its country sound to Jerry Garcia's performance on pedal steel guitar.
The selections for Greatest Hits are culled from four albums: 1969's Crosby, Stills & Nash, which contributes seven of its 10 tracks, eliminating the need to purchase that album, 1977's CSN, 1982's Daylight Again and 1970's Déjà Vu, which is actually a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album. Neil doesn't perform on the three tracks that appear here; he is only listed as co-producer.
Crosby, Stills & Nash will forever be linked to the late '60s/early '70s, to Woodstock and to that generation of youth who were fighting the establishment and changing the world with peace, free love and drugs before the majority of them gave up and moved onto the next in scene. They weren’t ready for the sacrifices required by the revolution, and were really more interested in the sex, drugs and rock and roll of the lifestyle, so they gave up their political interests and switched their focus to purely personal pleasures and gains.