“It sort of glopped its way together out of pieces. It emerged out of the fractured state of my relationship [with singer Judy Collins]. There were just moments, and it kept changing all of the way through.
“It went from our meeting in California and then going to Colorado and Sag Harbor and New York. The contrast between the one on Just Roll Tape [a demo album released in 2007] and the one on CSN is pretty remarkable.
“I played a Fender Telecaster through a Leslie on the chorus. I like that sound when it’s slow. It’s pretty cool. When it’s fast, it sounds dorky. They had pretty much just invented that at the time, so I figured out how to do it. It’s a good recording.”