|Daylight Again is the seventh album by Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their fourth studio album comprising original material. It was recorded 1980-1981 at Rudy Records, Devonshire Sound and Sea West and released on June 21, 1982 by Atlantic.
The album peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, the final time the band has made the top ten to date. Three singles were released from the album, all making the Billboard Hot 100: "Wasted on the Way" peaked at #9, "Southern Cross" at #18, and "Too Much Love to Hide" at #69. It was certified platinum by the RIAA.
The genesis of the album lies in recordings made by Stephen Stills and Graham Nash at intervals in 1980 and 1981 and the album was originally slated to be a Stills-Nash project. They employed Art Garfunkel, Timothy B. Schmit, and others to sing in place of where David Crosby might have been. Executives at Atlantic Records, however, had little interest in anything but CSN product from any member of the group, and held out for the presence of Crosby, forcing Nash and Stills to start paying for the sessions out-of-pocket. They began to turn toward the company's point of view, however, and decided to invite Crosby to participate at the eleventh hour.
Crosby brought two of his own tracks to the album, "Delta," where Stills and Nash squeezed their vocals into Crosby's already-taped multi-tracked harmonies, and "Might As Well Have A Good Time," which received the bona fide Crosby, Stills & Nash treatment. Most of the recording, however, features other voices in addition to the main trio, a first for any CSNY record, as is the number of outside writers. The song "Daylight Again" evolved out of Stills' guitar-picking to accompany on-stage stories regarding the South in the Civil War, segueing into "Find the Cost of Freedom," which had been the b-side of the "Ohio" single in 1970. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.|