David Crosby: ‘It’s baffling to have the second best album ever according to The Vatican’ (Q336 preview)

David Crosby: ‘It’s baffling to have the second best album ever according to The Vatican’ (Q336 preview)

davidcrosbyDavid Crosby admits he’s “baffled” as to why The Vatican named his 1971 solo album If I Could Only Remember My Name the second best pop album of all time.

The record came behind The Beatles' Revolver in a list published by Holy See in 2010, and speaking in our new issue, Q336 out now, the former-Byrd says he’s surprised there’s even a list, let alone finishing so high.

“No one has yet worked out what the hell that was all about,” he tells Pat Gilbert. “And why should The Vatican have an opinion on music in the first place? And to choose me?

“It baffles me as much as it baffles you, man. I got an email from David Gilmour saying, ‘Dammit!’ – Pink Floyd [with The Dark Side Of The Moon] only came in third.”

Oasis, Fleetwood Man and U2 were also included in the poll published by L'Osservatore Romano, The Vatican’s official newspaper.

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