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3.0 out of 5 stars Stephen Silberman, you've made a mistake, May 12, 2006
This review is from: Stills Alone (Audio CD)
Mr. Silberman, can't you hear that Singin' Call is most likely an outtake from SS 2 rather than a recent remake? Your comments about the inferiority of the playing and the vocals to the original version of the song are pretty funny, given that any fan who listens to the Stills Alone version in the context of the other songs on Stills Alone can tell from the vocal quality and guitar sound that the song was recorded decades ago. You may not know Stills' work quite as well as you think you do.
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2007 2:11:12 PM PDT
D. Roth says:
Finally, someone who can hear and knows that many of these songs were likely recorded at various times over Stills career to actually come up with a full album. There is no possible chance 'Singin Call' could have been recorded at any other time than the early 70s. Even by the Manassas albums, Stills' voice had substantially changed from the 1966 - 1972 period. By the way, this is not to say that I don't like this CD. For 'treetop flyer' alone, the CD was worth its original $15.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2008 2:29:50 PM PDT
Heh, I came on hear to see if anyone else had picked up on this. I've spent the last six months exploring his back catalogue and I think I've now extracted everything that is really good, but when I listened to this album again today I noticed this version of "Singin' Call' that really stood out. I guessed it was older due to the tone of his voice which was so much sweeter back in the day, perhaps before he had absused a bit too much of the old peruvian marching powder. Shame. Still, its nice to see that gems like that are still there for the finding.

Regarding "Tree-top flyer" which is indeed one of his finest songs, I encourage anyone who cares, or loves his music to checkout the verison on the "Daylight Again" DVD. Incredible. This pales in comparisson. Still some nice work on this album though but I think I would only pick two tracks and "Singin' Call" is the best overall.

Posted on May 16, 2009 6:12:19 PM PDT
D. E. Moore says:
I have been a Stills fan for over 40 years now, and I have this to say about "Stills Alone." He was in a period of his life that was full of grief and self-doubt. He didn't use any "old" tracks to fill in -- all these tracks were recorded in the same time frame. His voice is raggedy and raw in several places on this CD -- but he didn't sweeten it up with technology -- he kept it honest and true to himself and how he was at the time. I consider this CD to be his one honest attempt at crying out in pain. That's the reason I love listening to it.
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