David Crosby revealed plans for Crosby, Stills & Nash to cover songs written by Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor for their next album, according to Uncut Magazine. The album will be produced by Rick Rubin.
“One of the interesting things was that they said they’d like to hear us do other people’s songs that we wish we’d written. They said: “There’s Joni, James [Taylor], The Beatles: contemporaries of yours who we know you admire. We’d like you to pick a bunch of songs.” So we’ve been going through that process with Rick, and he’s pretty smart about songs. One of the things that made us want to work with him was the music he’d done with Johnny Cash. He knew he wasn’t going to make money off of the Cash albums. And he spent a lot of his time trying to make those albums happen, so I can only conclude that he loves music.
“So come January, we’re going to pick and learn some songs. I can’t say which ones are going to make the final list, but we have about thirty. There’s all the people you might expect: some Jackson Browne, certainly several Beatles tunes, The Beach Boys, Joni, James, the Stones. There’s a whole shitload of records that we love and think are brilliant. I don’t know how Rick works yet, but I certainly know how we work, so I’m presuming there’ll be some pretty harmonies.”