Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Too Much Love to Hide" by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Song#:  1322
Date:  01/29/1983
Debut:  89
Peak:  69
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  CSN's comeback album "Daylight Again" spawned two Top 20 hits including the #9 "Wasted on the Way." To keep interest in the album going, this third single was issued. The more rock-oriented tune didn't catch on as well and it spent a few weeks in the bottom third of the chart. Rock radio wasn't enthused about it either with the song peaking at #46.

ReduxReview:  After the folk/soft rock of "Wasted" and "Southern Cross," this stomper sounded a bit out of place. It's a quality jam song, but those don't necessarily make good singles. As an album track it rocks along pretty good. However, I don't think they really needed this third single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  After CSN's debut album hit it big, they needed to tour. A backing band was assembled and as part of that, Neil Young came in. Their very first show was in Chicago in the summer of 1969. Joni Mitchell opened for the band. The next night they had their second ever show as a band (billed now as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young). It happened to be at Woodstock. Joni Mitchell was to be there as well, but her manager convinced her to cancel so she wouldn't miss being on The Dick Cavett Show. The events led to Mitchell writing the song "Woodstock." CSNY then recorded it and the song reached #11 in 1970.


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