NEW YORK (Pyramid Records/ www.pyramidrecords.com) - Stephen Stills, the only artist ever to have been inducted twice in the same evening into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will release MAN ALIVE, his first solo CD in 14 years on August 9, 2005 on Pyramid Records. The CD features thirteen tracks, all but one written or co-written by Stills. Stills' friends and occasional band mates Graham Nash and Neil Young
are heard on two songs each, with Herbie Hancock
featured on the final track.
When asked about the amount of time since his last solo album, Stills
explains, 'I started working on the album 10 years ago, but Graham, David
or Neil kept wanting songs. Finally, about two years ago, I decided not to give away any more music until I had finished this CD.' It's worth the wait. Stills
expertly explores different genres of music on the songs selected for MAN ALIVE, giving listeners superb music, highly intelligent lyrics, and a taste of the lush and complex harmonies for which Stills
is so well known.
A major figure in music for decades, Stills
launched his career in the late 1960s as a member of Buffalo Springfield, a group most famous for their top ten single 'For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound).' When the band split, Stills
Crosby (from the Byrds) and Graham Nash (from the Hollies) to form Crosby, Stills
& Nash (CSN), a group that remains one of the most popular in the world. Their debut eponymous CD went multi-platinum the first year it was released. Soon afterwards, CSNY (with Stills' former Buffalo Springfield band mate Neil Young), performed a now-historic set before hundreds of thousands of fans at Woodstock in 1969. Stills' first solo CD featuring his 'Love The One You're With,' went platinum soon after its release. Many other projects have followed (SUPER SESSION, MANASSAS, LONG MAY YOU RUN) and achieved great success (for a complete history go to www.stephenstills.com).
Through the decades, Stephen Stills
remains a powerful and important force. Whether working with Al Kooper, Eric Clapton, Chris Hillman, Graham Nash, Neil Young
or any number of artists of his stature, he is a Grammy Award Winner, a platinum songwriter of amazing talent, a superb guitarist (selected by C.F. Martin
& Co. for a limited edition signature guitar), and a man of conscience who is personally committed to and involved in many important causes.
will tour Europe
and the United States this summer with CSN, performing several songs from MAN ALIVE as part of the concert (see U.S. concert itinerary below).
About Pyramid Records:
Founded in 1991, Pyramid Records is an independent label distributed by Universal Distribution. Pyramid releases include albums by such artists as Joe Walsh
(Eagles), The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Band, and others of equal legendary status. Founded by veteran music attorney Allen Jacobi, whose clients have included Dave Mason, Inner Circle, KC and The Sunshine
Band, Trick Daddy, and The Eric Clapton
Band, among others, Pyramid's 2004 "Bridge to Havana" CD and live concert DVD featuring Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Peter
Frampton, Joan Osbourne, Mick Fleetwood, Montell Jordan
and Cuban counterparts Carlos
Varela, Alberto Tosca, Carlos, Alfonso, Manolito Simonet and other Cuban greats, hit No 3 on Billboard's World Music
Charts. Recently, Lalah Hathaway's 'Outrun The Sky' hit No 1 on R&R's Urban AC chart.
- Man Alive
In Stores 08.09.2005