Unreleased Live: David Crosby & Graham Nash - San Francisco 1974-12-14 (Bootleg)

Sabtu, 02 Maret 2013
Germany Single 1975

Size: 172 MB
Bitrate: 320
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Sound Quality: A

Crosby & Nash shows can sometimes be absolutely untouchable.  Talk about two kindred souls who were meant to perform together.  David Crosby & Graham Nash’s vocals literally complete each other and I challenge anyone to find something that sounds as absolutely beautiful as those two voices together.  It’s like every note hits a nerve in your body causing you to just melt into a fucking dream.

This show from San Francisco in 1974 is a testament to just what kind of magic these two delivered together.  Just two buddies, their guitars and some of the greatest songs ever written.  The opening Deja Vu will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and these guys are just getting warmed up at that point.  It’s really cool to hear the pair do a cool a capella version of What Are Their Names? that totally raises the roof.  It even sounds way more convincing as they go right into Chicago and really bring the house down. Here’s the track list for this recording, which was originally intended for release as a live album…

Wally Heider who recorded Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Fillmore in June, 1970 which became the famous Four Way Street album, was again at the soundboard to record this show in San Francisco. Nothing was released till 1977, when a Crosby & Nash album called Live came out. That album was recorded during the duo’s tours from 1975 to 1977. This show is among the earliest of their professional recordings. It seems to have been edited for a live album but never released.

This was not the country-rock-pop of Loggins & Messina nor the folk-rock-pop of Simon & Garfunkel but soft rock with a conscience. Especially in that vein was Graham Nash’s Prison Song and Chicago. Not to be outdone, David Crosby contributes the angry What Are Their Names?, a song-dirge about accountability that leads into Chicago.

With Stills somewhat distracted and Neil Young tail-spinning into insular projects like On The Beach, these were the years when Crosby & Nash had star power and a real career. But whereas Simon & Garfunkel split over politics [apparently Simon was pissed that Garfunkel was not keen to include Cuba Si Nixon No on Bridge Over Troubled Waters] and Loggins & Messina had too big egos, Crosby & Nash were consumed by their own excesses or at least Crosby’s indulgence with chemicals.

By the end of the ‘70s, the duo or as a trio with Stills could be found at anti-war benefits, anti-nuclear benefits and such shows still holding on to their ideals and those familiar songs. Their solo careers took hiatus as they regrouped to release what can best be said are mediocre albums compared to the first two album as a group or as a duo. When they had stopped listening, they had also stopped creating.

All the happy songs are here in superb hi-fidelity, suitable for entertaining. Play loud. Nothing has been officially released.

Whale And Fieldworkers Benefit 
San Francisco, December 14, 1974

Unreleased live album recorded by Stephen Barncard

01. Intro  00:23
02. Deja Vu  06:05  
03. Lady Of The Island  03:35
04. Prison Song  03:40
05. Carry me  04:29
06. Calley's Song  02:54
07. Sleep Song  04:20
08. King Of The Mountain  04:20
09. Time After Time  04:25
10. Guinnevere  06:29
11. Fieldworker  04:27
12. The Last Whale 04:14 
13. Wooden Ships  05:31
14. What Are Their Names  00:57
15. Chicago  05:06
16. Long Time Gone  06:31
17. Crowd  05:13

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