CSNY 1974 Live

Music is a huge part of my life.  It brings me great joy, peace, fun, relaxation and of course entertainment.

I bought some music last year.  We won’t talk about how much, ok?  But i can say that this is easily the favorite musical thing I bought.

CSNY 1974

CSNY 1974If you are of a similar age to me, I don’t need to regale you with the awesomeness of Crosby Stills Nash & Young.  They are an ingrained part of our high school and college years.

You get three distinct things with CSNY:  beautiful harmony, moving acoustic music, powerful electric rock.  It’s the reason they had such a huge following.

While this live tour from 1974 was recorded at the time, it was never released until last summer, its 50th anniversary.  The reasons are several:  There were actually hundreds of hours of live recordings to go through in order to select the best takes of each song, there are 4 guys who are notorious for their inability to cooperate in the non-performance aspects of their musical careers, and lastly, there is Neil Young, who has a rather intense and inflexible commitment to releasing music in only the highest quality possible.  Well, those things finally got worked out enough to result in this wondrous compilation of songs from their 1974 live tour, when CSNY was at their peak of both popularity and ability.

Let me say, that while i wish this had been released years ago, the final version has been worth waiting for.  There are 3 CDs and a DVD in this set.  The selection of material is outstanding and the sound quality is in fact incredible.

For fellow members of Oneida High School Class of ’73, regretfully, Carry On is not in this collection.  It was the opinion of CSNY that none of the live versions that were recorded that summer were good enough to appear here.  We’re stuck with the excellent version which is on their Deja Vu album, which is fine by me.  I love that song!

If you just want to kick back and relive some memories, this is for you. If you just want to enjoy some great music, this is for you.  If you want to see what your parents (or grandparents) believe good music was back in the day, then this is definitely for you.  You can click on the title above the picture or the picture itself if you want to go directly to Amazon and listen to some previews of this great music.

Disc: 1
1. Love The One You’re With
2. Wooden Ships
3. Immigration Man
4. Helpless
5. Carry Me
6. Johnny’s Garden
7. Traces
8. Grave Concern
9. On The Beach
10. Black Queen
11. Almost Cut My Hair
Disc: 2
1. Change Partners
2. The Lee Shore
3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
4. Our House
5. Fieldworker
6. Guinevere
7. Time After Time
8. Prison Song
9. Long May You Run
10. Goodbye Dick
11. Mellow My Mind
12. Old Man
13. Word Game
14. Myth Of Sisyphus
15. Blackbird
16. Love Art Blues
17. Hawaiian Sunrise
18. Teach Your Children
19. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Disc: 3
1. Déjà Vu
2. My Angel
3. Pre – Road Downs
4. Don’t Be Denied
5. Revolution Blues
6. Military Madness
7. Long Time Gone
8. Pushed It Over The End
9. Chicago
10. Ohio
1. DVD: Only Love Can Break Your Heart
2. DVD: Almost Cut My HaiR
3. DVD: Grave Concern
4. DVD: Old Man
5. DVD: Johnny’s Garden
6. DVD: Our House
7. DVD: Déjà Vu
8. DVD: Pushed It Over The End
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