David Crosby Returns To Top 100 Album Charts After 43 Years
David Crosby is back on the Top 100 Billboard album charts for the first time since his 1971 solo debut release, If I Could Only Remember My Name. Crosby's latest solo set, Croz -- which marks his first new studio collection in over 20 years -- was released on January 28th and peaked at an impressive Number 36 on the Billboard Top 200 album charts. Croz also hit Number Two on the magazine's Top Folk Albums chart, Number Six on the Top Independent Albums chart, and Number Seven on the Top Internet Sales chart.
Crosby's two previous studio albums, 1993's Thousand Roads limped to a disappointing Number 133, with his second solo album, 1989's Oh Yes I Can, only getting as high as Number 104. 1971's If I Could Only Remember My Name went all the way to Number 12 in early-1971.
David Crosby told us that 50 years into a creative life, when any new work could feasibly be one's final statement, "finishing strong" takes on a whole new meaning: "Y'know, at this stage of the game in many artists lives, y'know, they're just kinda like pullin' the handle to see if they can get the same numbers to pop up. And, y'know, I think (Bob) Dylan was right that 'he not busy being born was busy dying.' I think that's key, sort of almost Buddhist, central stuff. Y'know, when you almost die, you come back and you don't want to do what you were just doing. You want to, in some fashion, be more alive. And Neil (Young) tagged it best, he called me up, and he said, '(imitates Young) 'Croz' I said, 'Neil.' He said, 'Croz -- forward motion, man. Leave a wake, Croz.' (Laughs) 'Cause he knows I'm a sailor and if you leave a wake, you're moving forward. And that's, that's basically the deal."
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