Friday, January 13, 2017

Song #162: "Southern Cross"--Crosby, Stills & Nash (1982)

It was a pleasant surprise when Crosby, Stills and Nash returned to radio in a big way in the Summer of 1982 with "Wasted On The Way". CSN was one of a few "retro" groups to breathe life into radio that summer, including America, The Steve Miller Band, and Toto.

But the second single from CSN, today's song, has really stood the test of time and is my favorite from the band, by far. Beautifully crafted, you feel as if you are sailing free in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay from the very start of the song, thoughts provoked throughout looking back at life, and looking forward, too.

Yes, this group had many hit songs, many great tunes, but to me, this is a masterpiece.

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