Happy 50th to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Déjà Vu! The album was released on March 11, 1971.
Honestly, it was difficult trying to decide which song to choose from an album that has so many good songs on it. I was leaning toward “Teach Your Children,” which feels like it’s about hope and love or “Our House,” which is romantic and sweet. Their version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” is classic. Or what about Neil Young singing “Helpless” with CS&N’s background vocals. So, I chose “Carry On,” which shows not only their harmonies but also great guitar skills. The song itself is the kind of musical poetry that was being written in the ’70’s and so infrequently since with perhaps a rebirth in the ’90s with some great grunge music and then in the 2010’s with the alternative rock/folk revival.
The sky is clearing and the night
Has cried enough
The sun, he come, the world
To soften up
Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but
To carry onStephen Stills
I have this great fear that my hearing has been affected by sitting outside with the cicada chorus because none of the live version of this song sound GOOD to me, but I’m giving you one because I like live performances…..although when they sound not good…maybe it’s my computer.
The album version: