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This section features an extensive and comprehensive discography of all CSNY sounds from the ‘70s.


Déjà Vu (recording remastered)
This is a timeless masterpiece of classic rock! It’s the crowning achievement of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSN&Y), arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. It contains some of their most outstanding and famous songs. Every song shows CSN&Y’s tremendous dynamism, versatility and musical maturity. Déjà Vu is one of the landmark albums of all time.
Music from the Original Soundtrack and More: Woodstock
2-CD reissue of this sprawling and era-defining sonic document-featuring CSN&Y, The Who, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and much more is remastered from the original analog soundboard tapes. it captures the three-day, 1969 concert event that united close to half a million members of what came to be known as the ‘Woodstock Generation.’
4 Way Street (expanded edition)
CSN&Y managed to release this double-LP document of their 1970 tour before splintering into solo careers and short-lived reunions. This 1992 expanded edition adds four acoustic solo spots to the original 17 cuts including “Teach Your Children”, “Triad”, “Cowgirl in the Sand”, “Long Time Gone”, “Southern Man”, “Ohio” and “Carry On.”
So Far (original recording remastered)
The early best by the vocal supergroup who emerged as the “voice of a generation” after their storied Woodstock performance. “Suite: Judy Blues Eyes” and the classic hits “Our House”, “Woodstock”, “Ohio” and “Teach Your Children” join “Helpless”, “Wooden Ships” and more.


CSN (original recording remastered)
In 1977 we finally got a follow up to the debut album from the trio, and it was a very worthy follow up. Solo agendas seemed to be gone and everyone brought their best songs. The material is very good, if not up to the standard of the debut.


Graham Nash / David Crosby
Everything you likely already cherish about these two is present here, heartfelt and immaculate harmonies, strong and distinct compositions from both artists, and superb musicianship -again provided by the 60?s elite of California’s session players. When it comes to specific songs, it’s more a matter of personal choices than objective hierarchies.
Wind On The Water
An unforgettable album from 1975 that soared to #6 with “Carry Me”, “Love Work Out”, “Wind on the Water” and more.
Whistling Down The Wire
The mood of Whistling Down the Wire is different, there’s a certain melancholy, particularly in Nash’s tunes, a somber tone than in prior compositions. “Marguerita” and “Broken Bird” are gorgeous examples of Graham’s depth of feeling. Crosby, it’s worth saying, sings two songs of his own fitting with the emotional urgency of Nash’s offerings, and clearly belonging to the list of his most powerful compositions. “Time After Time” and, perhaps even more, “Foolish Man” will leave you speechless, and justifiably comparing them with some of his prior classics.
Crosby & Nash Live (original recording reissued, original recording remastered)
Their hit 1977 live LP plus two unreleased live bonus cuts: “Bittersweet” and “King of the Mountain” , a Crosby concert staple making its first recorded appearance anywhere! Also includes “Foolish Man”, “Deja Vu”, “Mama Lion”, “Imigration Man” and more.


Long May You Run
This album was recorded in Miami and the song selection suggests Stills and Young were hinting at a nautical theme for the disc. Obvious selections such as ‘Midnight On the Bay’, ‘Ocean Girl’ and ‘Black Coral’ wash together with lyrics from ‘Long May You Run’ and ‘Fontainebleau’ to carry the impression, inadvertent or not. Despite the heavy critiques and unfortunate circumstances this reunion disc generated, the dual backbones of Buffalo Springfield, saw fit to give this a shot. It is one of the most unique collaborations of their careers, and the music a tribute to their talents.


If I could Only Remember My Name (recording remastered)
Crosby’s first solo effort was recorded in 1971 (following Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Deja Vu) and contains some of his most impressive vocal and songwriting work, including the haunting “Laughing,” the mantra-like “Music Is Love,” and the extended, impressionistic “Cowboy Movie.” With guest appearances by such famous friends as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, and Jerry Garcia, it’s a fascinating chapter in an always-interesting career.


Stephen Stills (original recording remastered)
His first (1970) solo record, with Crosby, Nash, Clapton and Hendrix on board! Includes “Love the One You’re With”, “Sit Yourself Down”, and more. This is an album that belongs in any serious Rock worshipper’s CD collection.
Stephen Stills 2
With the exception of a few tracks, all the songs on this CD are very good. That have that Stephen Stills atmosphere about them. Some of them sound as if Crosby, Stills and Nash could have done them (especially since Crosby does background vocals). This is a great CD to pop in and be taken back to the early seventies.
This is an engaging CD. A number of these songs, such as ‘Turn Back…’, ‘My Favorite Changes’, ‘In the Way’, ‘First Things First’, ‘As I Come of Age’, and ‘Myth of Sisyphus’ could have easily claimed a spot on any of Stills’ other solo productions. This is certainly a ‘must-own’ for any avid collector of Stephen Stills. This album is features on the 2007 digitally remastered double CD with Illegal Stills and Thoroughfare Gap
Stills Live
In 1974, after completing a summer tour with David Crosby, Graham Nash and Neil Young, Stephen Stills launched a solo tour which stopped in my home town of Detroit in March. I was fortunate to see a sterling, dynamic performance at the largest Masonic Temple in North America, an old and ornate venue, from a front row balcony seat. Stills was at his peak, and he put together what had to be one of the hardest rocking bands of his career, the sort of band Crazy Horse has always been for Neil Young. Inspiration is dripping from these performances, and the recording is remarkably clean, especially the acoustic set.
Illegal Stills
This album should have been recognized for what it was: an unmistakable statement from a great artist that, contrary to popular opinion, his skills had not diminished one bit. “Ring of Love” and “Circlin’” would have sounded right at home on top 40 radio, while “Soldier” was haunting. The band is hot, the songs are excellent, the arrangements are imaginative, and on the whole this compares very favorably with the two Stills albums that get all the accolades. This album features on the 2007 digitally remastered double CD with Stills and Thoroughfare Gap.
Still Stills: The Best of Stephen Stills
This is an out of print greatest hits album released on December 2, 1976 from Atlantic Records.
Thoroughfare Gap
Thoroughfare Gap is a lovely song, with warm undertones of Irish traditional music blended deftly with Stills’ sensitive and thoughtful lyrics. “Woman Lleva” continues Stills tradition (starting back in his Buffalo Springfield days with “Uno Mundo”) of writing at least one song every few years that harks back to his South American roots. This CD is now available as a three album set on the 2007 digitally remastered double CD with Stills & Illegal Stills.


Songs for Beginners
It’s an exemplary singer-songwriter effort, striking a vital balance between graceful introspection and political fervor, with an organic intensity that Nash would never quite match in his subsequent solo work. With assistance from the likes of David Crosby, Jerry Garcia, and Dave Mason, highlights include the sensitive internal explorations “I Used to Be a King” and “Man in the Mirror” and the impassioned protest anthems “Chicago” and “Military Madness.”
Wild Tales
Must have CD for those long drives. Ideal to lift the spirits and enjoy some really good Graham Nash tracks. Irony in abundance, excellent vocals and tight backing for the fast numbers with gentle melodies for the slower tracks. An album that has not dated and borders on crossover on one or two tracks You’ll never be the same.


After The Gold Rush
After laboring in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young finally hit perfect pitch–if his endearing off-center whine can be called “perfect”–with his third album. He’s equally passionate with stripy riddles (has anybody figured out what “We’ve got mother nature on the run” means in the title track?) and pointed protest (after 30 years of rock-radio overplay, “Southern Man” still rings with truth about redneck racism). His creaky ensemble, including pianist Jack Nitzsche and rotating members of Crazy Horse, transforms ramshackle country and folk songs into soulful hippie hymns.
Proclaiming his intentions with “Are You Ready for the Country?” Young detoured briefly to the Nashville mainstream. On this No. 1 1972 album, even the singer’s acquired-taste voice comes across smooth and beautiful–the smash “Heart of Gold,” with steel guitars and Linda Ronstadt’s backup vocals, is by far Young’s most commercial-sounding song. His usual dissonant touches, like the otherworldly guitar in “Out on the Weekend,” are less spooky in this new context. The last two tracks, the deceptively gentle “The Needle and the Damage Done” and the hypnotic rocker “Words (Between the Lines of Age),” predict “Tonight’s the Night,” Young’s haunted 1975 classic.
Journey Through the Past
This was neil’s soundtrack for his first film “Journey Through The Past”. The documentary film was a hodpodge of television appearences of buffalo springfield, concert footage of crosby, stills, nash & young, rehersal footage of the harvest sessions and various footage concerning religion, The soundtrack contained an audio record of everything in the film from music to dialogue. Unlike most neil young records out there, this one will mostly appeal to the die-hard fans.
Time Fades Away (Two on One / Digi-Pack)
Despite the fact that Neil Young complained that he had assembled the wrong band for this tour, despite the fact that Danny Whitten was supposed to have joined Neil on stage, this live album is a “must-have” for any true Neil Young fan. The first reviewer tells you everything that went wrong on this tour, instead of telling you everything that went right on this album. Not only are there unreleased songs, there are also definitive versions of “Journey Through the Past,” “Love In Mind,” and “The Bridge” — all of which are absolutely beautiful.
On The Beach (original recording reissued and remastered)
Sparse, underproduced, and at times downright dour, On the Beach was Neil Young’s first studio album after Harvest had transformed him into a mainstream superstar two years before. It was a career move akin to “pissin’ in the wind,” as the artist himself describes life on one of the album’s most famous lines. On the Beach would nevertheless eventually come to be reappraised as a rock culture masterpiece.
Tonight’s The Night
By 1975 Young had written some of the most enduring anthems in rock history. Inspired by the overdose deaths of two of Young’s friends, roadie Bruce Berry and guitarist Danny Whitten, the title track (and its closing reprise) is a hypnotic cry of “why?” Even the relative party songs, “Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown” and “Roll Another Number,” fit the album’s bus-to-nowhere resignation.
Seven of the nine songs on this album were recorded with a reunited Crazy Horse, and nearly all of them deal with the subject of romantic conflict and lost love: “Don’t Cry No Tears;” “Barstool Blues;” “Pardon My Heart;” “Lookin’ for a Love;” “Through My Sails;” the seven-and-a-half minute epic “Cortez the Killer”, and more. Ignore the crappy cover art, and treat yourself to one of Young’s most underrated records.
American Stars ‘N Bars (original recording remastered)
This roots ‘n’ rock album features guests, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt, & the fan favorite ‘Like A Hurricane’. The album initially peaked at #21 & achieved gold status. Nine tracks.
The first stop for anybody new to Neil Young’s music, this 34-song set (originally released in 1977) traces his growth from Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to Crazy Horse to his Harvest band, the Stray Gators. Rarities and hits–Springfield’s “Mr. Soul,” CSNY’s “Ohio,” and Young’s “Cinnamon Girl,” “Heart of Gold,” and the closing “Long May You Run”–develop in thematic and chronological patterns.
Comes A Time
Often overlooked as it comes between Young’s career-defining 1977 three-LP set Decade and the decade-ending Rust Never Sleeps, Comes a Time is a gentle album that includes some of Young’s most soft-spoken material. “Lotta Love” became a hit for Nicolette Larson, who adds harmonies throughout the album, and tracks such as “Look Out for My Love” and “Human Highway” are indicative of Young’s divergent styles. Lacking his usual conceptual thrust, you’ll just have to settle for some great songs.
Rust Never Sleeps
The acoustic side opens with “My, My, Hey, Hey (Out of the Blue),” a devastating anthem about the state of rock & roll. Comparing the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten to the late Elvis Presley, Young delivers perhaps his most famous line: “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Side 2 demonstrates the emotional power of Young’s hard-rocking quartet, Crazy Horse, with the scathing political songs “Powderfinger,” “Welfare Mothers,” and the loud reprise of “My, My, Hey, Hey.”
Live Rust
Mere months passed between the release of Neil Young’s mid-career milestone Rust Never Sleeps and this 1979 tour recording. Indeed, Live Rust boasts four songs from the album that gave it its name. It’s also sequenced in the same spirit as its studio sibling. As with Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust opens with steady-flowing acoustic numbers before swirling into an electric vortex. What was side 4 off the original two-record version–”Like a Hurricane,” “Hey, Hey, My, My,” and “Tonight’s the Night”–is arguably Young and Crazy Horse at their peak as a live unit.


Manassas (original recording remastered)
Manassas was, at once, a band put together by Stephen Stills, the name of the album released by that band, and Stephen Stills’ double album. Despite the presence of other well-known musicians, the album is very much a Stephen Stills project from beginning to end. This is a solid album that spans a number of musical genres, and hearing it re-mastered on CD is a treat.
Down the Road
Down The Road often receives the disdain usually dealt those who must follow a great performance (in this case, the first Manassas album), and that’s a shame — it’s a solid set of good songs, and only suffers because it is directly compared to its predecessor. It is better than the first Manassas album because there is no filler on it. Especially awesome is “Pensamiento” and “Business In The Street.”

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