40 Songs, 3 Hours 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the deluxe edition adds 40-plus minutes of professional video footage and a digital booklet with liner notes, photos, and credits, this standard edition features the complete 40-track live concert. Forty years after the fact, Graham Nash and producer Joel Bernstein assembled this collection, sifting through nine concerts from the legendary 1974 tour. They recreated the three-hour-plus concert experience, assembling electric-to-acoustic-to-electric sets that rely surprisingly little on the CSNY catalog and more on the individual solo accomplishments and new material that was being written. While the four men soon grew disenchanted with each other and the tour itself, these recordings point out an exquisite rock ’n’ roll musicianship second to none, as Stephen Stills and Neil Young go toe to toe on electric guitars and join with David Crosby and Nash for the harmonies. Whether it’s Young working through “On the Beach” or Crosby singing his personal blues on “Almost Cut My Hair,” this is a set for the ages.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the deluxe edition adds 40-plus minutes of professional video footage and a digital booklet with liner notes, photos, and credits, this standard edition features the complete 40-track live concert. Forty years after the fact, Graham Nash and producer Joel Bernstein assembled this collection, sifting through nine concerts from the legendary 1974 tour. They recreated the three-hour-plus concert experience, assembling electric-to-acoustic-to-electric sets that rely surprisingly little on the CSNY catalog and more on the individual solo accomplishments and new material that was being written. While the four men soon grew disenchanted with each other and the tour itself, these recordings point out an exquisite rock ’n’ roll musicianship second to none, as Stephen Stills and Neil Young go toe to toe on electric guitars and join with David Crosby and Nash for the harmonies. Whether it’s Young working through “On the Beach” or Crosby singing his personal blues on “Almost Cut My Hair,” this is a set for the ages.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

MDJammin ,

Vintage

With 4 Way Street such a benchmark, it’s hard to say this is epic. But, I was at the show on August 29th at the “Barn” in Chicago and it was the first concert I ever went to so, I had to have it. As I remember, they played for over 3 hours and it was fantastic! Everyone here’s talking about Neil Young, but Stills was very much a standout as well as I remember it. Thanks for the memories guys!

The Specimen ,

neil and the hacks

there is a good reason why it took 40 years to get this out… it’s hard to find any worthy moments by CSN on this album. Neil does a good job overall, but the rest of the band are in shambles, musically and vocally. it’s very disappointing, especially being a fan. i need t goo back and listen to the studio recordings to get back some semblance of normality and belief in these guys. crazy how in three years they went from the top to the bloated bottom. stephen stills especially bad vocally, though the other guys too. stay away!!

j34566789 ,

Remember it well..

..saw CSN&Y in St. Paul, MN on July 22, 1974. Neil Young was really the most interesting part of the show. I was actually kind of amazed that CSN had given over so much of the concert over to Neil Young, but after listening to this album it's apparent that the rest were already spent, creatively by this point. I'll buy yht album, but the harmonies are off and it lacks alot of the inventiveness of this great group.

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