'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
Graham Nash--vocals
Tim Drummond--bass
Russell Kunkel--drums
Joe Vitale--percussion
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.