Manassas, 'Pieces'...!

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  1. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    I love this CD!
    Been listening to it alot lately.
    Makes me wanna try to convince our bandleader
    to let us have a Steel and B3 player (and a second percussionist)!!! :dude

    What a great sound this band had...the best of Stephen's many projects, IMO.
    (and you KNOW that's sayin' something!)


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  2. cottonmike

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    I agree, J. Love Manassas.

    It proved to be timeless, don't you agree?

    Listen to "The Treasure". There's never been anything quite like it-before or since.

     
  3. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes...great stuff!

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  4. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    I've got that dvd. Definitely unique.
     
  5. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I heard about Manassas on TGP years ago and got some--meh.

    I'm a song guy, which is why I love CSN. What songs stand out the most to those of you that are singing the praises of Manassas?

    Did Stills write anything like Darkstar during this time?
     
  6. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    The first album is a must have IMHO.
     
  7. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Just pick up 'Pieces' and listen to cuts like "Witching Hour", "My love is a gentle thing", "Like a Fox", "Tan sola y triste", "Sugar Babe"...they're all fantastic tunes, and well crafted by the likes of Stills and Hillman.
    And, obviously the first album.

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    "It Doesn't Matter" has always been one of my favorites.
     
  9. rjkohrs

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    Sadly overlooked ensemble! It's a shame the suits never got behind Stills with this band, compared to the other band.....
     
  10. soulohio

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    i dig manasas...is that hillman on the other guitar?
     
  11. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    Yup.
     
  12. davebc

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    One of my favorite all time bands! :dude
    I'd cover it anyway!
    Three words...
    "Song of Love!"
     
  13. TVvoodoo

    TVvoodoo Mad Strappier Vendor

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    Love the Mana - consider is my favourite side. Johnny's garden, (supposedly about lennons) how far... nice catchy songs from the heart - but jet set is cool too
     
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    The first album. Stephen Stills Mannassas is a masterpiece. Brilliant songwriting and playing throughout.
     
  15. zzmoore

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    I like(d) Manassas...and Steve Stills.
    I also really dig Chris Hillman believe it or not.
    Dallas Taylor was kind of a sad story...but one of my all-time favorite drummers.
    Thanks for posting :)
     
  16. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Wasnt there talk of a Manassas Reunion at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame?

    I guess that would have to be without Dallas now.
     
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    The first Manassas album is religion. In my view:bow
     
  18. Bluesful

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    I may be in the minority but that first Manassas record is the best thing SS has ever done. Love it.
     
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    "Johnny's Garden" was about Stills' place up near Aspen was my understanding. If that's not right, I've been spreading misinformation for years.

    He also spent a fair amount of time in Black Forest, just north of Colorado Springs- the area struck by a large wildfire a couple of years ago.
     
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    One of the greatest bands. I heard they were incredible live....I mean no Kiss costumes or anything....just great songs, singing, and playing. Who could ask for anything more.
    Al Perkins rocked that steel (and Strat).
     

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