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CD David Crosby - Lighthouse

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1.Things We Do For Love – 4:15
2.The Us Below – 3:43
3.Drive Out To The Desert – 4:17
4.Look In Their Eyes – 4:39
5.Somebody Other Than You – 4:24
6.The City – 4:46
7.Paint You A Picture – 4:25
8.What Makes It So? – 4:00
9.By The Light Of Common Day – 6:15

Lighthouse is an intimate, stripped-down set that highlights David Crosby’s instantly recognizable voice, incisive songwriting, and incomparable guitar work. The palpable joy in the 9-song collection captures the iconic artist in an unexpected burst of inspiration.

For Lighthouse, Crosby received an able assist from Michael League, the bandleader/bassist for Snarky Puppy who executive produced and co-wrote much of the album with Crosby.

Lighthouse features a rare economy of sound, filled primarily by David Crosby’s voice and guitars, and Michael Leagues bass. There’s a sparse, unvarnished quality to the tracks that allows the songs breathing room and for the full emotional weight of the lyrics to emerge, unencumbered by extraneous instrumentation.

On album opener, Things We Do For Love, written for his wife Jan, David’s vocals reflect a poetic tenderness. On Paint You A Picture, a cinematic tale of romantic regret co-written with Marc Cohn (Walking In Memphis), they are filled with remorseful resignation.

The longtime social activist lands his political punches as he bitingly condemns the craven politicians who send other people’s children to war on Somebody Other Than You, and compassionately reminds us that we are all the same on Look In Their Eyes, a poignant tale about the Syrian refugee crisis.

Particularly striking on Lighthouse is David’s piquant guitar playing, which is as inventive as always, but never flashy. By turns gentle and caustic, his work here surprised even him as he discovered new tones.
Genre: Rock
Software Format: CD
TCIN: 51612760
UPC: 602547977786
Item Number (DPCI): 012-06-0979
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