'Dark Star' - Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Writer: Stephen Stills
Producers: CSN with Ron and Howard Albert
Recorded: Late 1976 at Criteria Sound Studios in Miami, Florida
Released: June 1997
|Players:||Stephen Stills--vocals, guitar, piano |
David Crosby--guitar, vocals
|Album:||CSN (Atlantic, 1977)|
Though never released as a single, "Dark Star"--driven by writer Stephen Stills's acoustic guitar tattoo--became a quick fan favorite with Crosby, Stills & Nash's audience.
Stills prefers to remain circumspect about who the song is about: "I'd rather maintain the enigma," he wrote in the liner notes for 1992's CSN boxed set.
The 1977 CSN album was Crosby, Stills & Nash's first release as a trio since their 1969 debut, and their first work together since 1971's 4 Way Street with Neil Young.
It was a successful comeback, peaking at Number Two on the Billboard 200 chart and selling more than four million copies.
CSN also reached Number 23 on the U.K. chart.