As a member of The Hollies and Crosby Stills & Nash, Graham Nash has contributed a remarkable number of classic songs to the pop/rock canon including “Carrie Anne,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Teach Your Children,” “Our House,” “Just A Song Before I Go” and “Wasted On The Way.” Of course, I’d be remiss in my role as a critic if I didn’t point out that none of those songs come courtesy of his solo albums or his affiliation as (the presumably more responsible) half of Crosby & Nash. As a body of work, Nash’s own efforts would rest somewhere between Stills and Crosby in terms of their quality and commercial impact. Not surprisingly, his first solo album (Songs For Beginners) is his most well known, having sold over 500,000 copies in the US on the strength of CSN’s post-breakup visibility.
In addition to music, Nash has dedicated much of his time to photography, printing and charity work (notably No Nukes). Many of his songs are pro-environment and anti-war. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2010.
b/w Simple Man. Released on 7-inch on May 1971 in the US (Atlantic, 45-2804), in the UK (Atlantic, 2091 096) and in Japan (Atlantic, P-1053A); reached #35 on the US charts (charted June 5, 1971 for 11 weeks). The Japanese single features a picture sleeve.
SONGS FOR BEGINNERS (1971)
Military Madness / Better Days / Wounded Bird / I Used To Be A King / Be Yourself / Simple Man / Man In The Mirror / There’s Only One / Sleep Song / Chicago / We Can Change The World. Originally released on elpee on June 1971 in the US (Atlantic, SD-7204), in the UK (Atlantic, 2401 011) and in Japan (Atlantic, P-8111A); reached #15 on the US charts (RIAA certified gold) and #13 on the UK charts. The original elpees featured a lyric innersleeve. Released on elpee in 1972 in Argentina (Atlantic, 2400 168). Re-released in 1973 on 2LP with David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name as 2 Originals of David Crosby Graham Nash in Germany (Atlantic, ATL 60 064). Re-released on elpee in 1982 in the UK (Atlantic, K-40237) and on CD and cassette in 1988 in the US (Atlantic, SD/CS-7204). Re-released on 200g vinyl elpee in the US (Classic Records, SD 7204). Re-released on CD/DVD with 5.1 surround sound in 2008 in the US (Rhino, 79949).
Military Madness (1971)
b/w Sleep Song. Released on 7-inch on September 1971 in the US (Atlantic, 45-2827), Canada (Atlantic, AT-2827), Japan (Atlantic, P-1079A) and Portugal (Atlantic, N28-114); reached #73 on the US charts. Some regional releases feature a picture sleeve. Also released on 7-inch in 1971 in the UK (Atlantic, 2091 135) with “I Used To Be A King” as the B side.
Prison Song (1973)
b/w Hey You (Looking At The Moon). Released on 7-inch on November 1973 in the US (Atlantic 45-2990). Also released as promotional 7-inch with mono version of A side on the flip.
WILD TALES (1973)
Wild Tales / Hey You (Looking At The Moon) / Prison Song / You’ll Never Be The Same / And So It Goes / Grave Concern / Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) / I Miss You / On The Line / Another Sleep Song. Originally released on elpee and 8-track on December 1973 in the US (Atlantic, SD/TP-7288), UK (Atlantic, SD-7288), Argentina (Atlantic, 14400), Canada (SD/A8TC-7288) and Japan (Atlantic, P-8408A); reached #34 on the US charts. The original elpees featured a picture innersleeve. Re-released on CD in 1988 in the US (Atlantic, SD 7288).
On The Line (1974)
b/w I Miss You. Released on 7-inch on March 1974 in the UK (Atlantic, K-10425) and New Zealand (Atlantic, ATL-150).
Grave Concern (1974)
b/w Another Sleep Song. Released on 7-inch on August 1974 in the UK (Atlantic, K-10470).
In The 80’s (1980)
b/w T.V. Guide. Released on 7-inch on January 1980 in the US and Canada (Capitol, P-4812) with picture sleeve. Also released as promotional 7-inch in the US with mono version of A side on the flip.
Out On The Island (1980)
b/w Helicopter Song. Released on 7-inch on March 1980 in the US (Capitol, P-4849). Also released as promotional 7-inch in the US with mono version of A side on the flip.
EARTH & SKY (1980)
Earth & Sky / Love Has Come / Out On The Island / Skychild / Helicopter Song / Barrel of Pain (Half-Life) / T.V. Guide / It’s All Right / Magical Child / In The ‘80s. Originally released on elpee on March 1980 in the US and UK (Capitol, SWAK-12014), Argentina (Capitol, 8077) and Japan (Capitol, ECS-81268); reached #117 on the US charts. Original elpee featured gatefold cover and picture innersleeve. Re-released on CD on July 17, 2001 in the Netherlands (Magic, 1982202).
Earth & Sky (1980)
b/w Magical Child. Released on 7-inch on May 1980 in Canada (Capitol, 4879).
Innocent Eyes (1986)
b/w I Got A Rock. Released on 7-inch on April 1986 in the US (Alantic, 7-89434), UK (Atlantic, A9434) and Germany (Atlantic, 789 434-7); reached #86 on the US charts (charted on April 26, 1986 for 7 weeks). The original single featured a picture sleeve; also available as a promotional 7-inch single with the A side on both sides.
INNOCENT EYES (1986)
See You In Prague / Keep Away From Me / Innocent Eyes / Chippin’ Away / Over The Wall // Don’t Listen To The Rumors / Sad Eyes / Newday / Glass And Steel / I Got A Rock. Originally released on elpee and cassette on April 1986 in the US and Australia (Atlantic, 81633-1/4), UK and Germany (Atlantic, 781 633-1/4) and Japan (Atlantic, P-13299); reached #136 on the US charts. Original elpees featured a lyric innersleeve. Re-released on CD in 2008 in the UK (Rhino, 99256).
Sad Eyes (1986)
b/w Newday. Released on 7-inch on July 1986 in the US (Atlantic, 7-89396) with picture sleeve. Also released on promotional 12-inch single in 1986 in the US (Atlantic, PR-904) with the A side on both sides.
Chippin’ Away (1986)
Released as promotional 7-inch single on October 1986 in the US (Atlantic) with the A side on both sides.
SOLO IN ’86: A CONVERSATION (1986)
Released as promotional interview elpee in 1986 in the US (Atlantic, PR-910).
Lost Another One (2002)
Released as promotional CD single in 2002 in the US (Artemis, ARTCD-131)
SONGS FOR SURVIVORS (2002)
Dirty Little Secret / Blizzard of Lies / Lost Another One / The Chelsea Hotel / I’ll Be There For You / Nothing In The World / Where Love Lies Tonight / Pavanne / Liar’s Nightmare / Come With Me. Released on CD on July 30, 2002 in the US (Artemis, ARTCD-132) and Japan (Epic, EICP-139). Also released as promotional CD in 1986 in the US (Artemis, 751130-2).
On A Carousel / Carrie Anne / King Midas In Reverse / Marrakesh Express / Pre-Road Downs / Lady of the Island / Our House / Teach Your Children / Right Between The Eyes / I Used To Be A King / Simple Man / Man In The Mirror / Better Days / Military Madness / Sleep Song / Chicago-We Can Change The World / Southbound Train / Immigration Man / Wild Tales / Prison Song / Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier) / On The Line / You’ll Never Be The Same / Another Sleep Song // To The Last Whale / Fieldworker / Cowboy of Dreams / Love Work Out / Marguerita / Taken At All / Mutiny / Just A Song Before I Go / Cold Rain / Cathedral / Barrel of Pain (Half-Life) / Magical Child / Song For Susan / Wasted On The Way / Love Is The Reason / Raise A Voice / Clear Blue Skies / Lonely Man / Sad Eyes / Water From The Moon / Soldiers of Peace // If Anybody Had A Heart / Chippin’ Away / After The Dolphin / House of Broken Dreams / Unequal Love / Liar’s Nightmare / Heartland / These Empty Days / Try To Find Me / Two Hearts / Behind The Shades / (Hedges Here) / I Surrender / Live On (The Wall) / Dirty Little Secret / We Breathe The Same Air / Grace / Jesus of Rio / In Your Name. Released as 3CD boxed set on February 3, 2009 in the US and UK (Rhino, 79935).