CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - DVD
LIVE IN LONDON 1974

LABEL:
Aurora Borealis Original Master DVD Series OMSDVD-003/4
SOURCE:
Wembley Stadium, London, September 14, 1974
FORMAT:
2DVD, NTSC
RUNNING TIME:
92:14/96:36
SOUND/SOURCE:
Stereo Soundboard
PACKAGING:
Clear Double-DVD Snapcase w/High Resoltion Double-Sided Printed Insert
 

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG

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SOUND 9 / PACKAGING 10 / PERFORMANCE 8

 

TRACK LIST:

DVD Disc 1:   1. Backstage/Introduction, 2. Love The One You're With, 3. Wooden Ships, 4. Immigration Man, 5. Helpless (w/Joni Mitchell), 6. Military Madness, 7. Johnny's Garden, 8. Traces, 9. Almost Cut My Hair, 10. Teach Your Children, 11. Only Love Can Break Your Heart, 12. The Lee Shore, 13. Time After Time, 14. It's Alright, 15. Another Sleep Song, 16. Our House, 17. Hawaiian Sunrise, 18. Star Of Bethlehem, 19. Love Art Blues, 20. Old Man

DVD Disc 2:  1. Change Partners, 2. Blackbird, 3. Myth Of Sisyphus, 4. You Can't Catch Me/Word Game, 5. Suite:  Judy Blue Eyes (w/Joni Mitchell), 6. Deja Vu, 7. First Things First, 8. Don't Be Denied, 9. Black Queen, 10. Pushed It Over The End, 11. Pre-Road Downs, 12. Carry On, 13. Ohio

 
REVIEW:

This is indeed a "treat for all CSNY fans", as the back insert cover reads on this beautifully produced double-disc set.  Plus, it is the first time on DVD!

Aurora Borealis continues its' Original Master DVD Series with a very impressive title here.  They certainly achieved quite a coup, being able to source this excellent and complete video document of the last CSNY concert of 1974.  This is, I'm certain,  is the kind of project that would have come to mind from the artists themselves...IF they had the time!  I recently heard Crosby & Nash on the Rockline Radio show.  One caller asked about any possible DVD projects and David Crosby simply stated that it would be nice to initiate some sort of DVD but they just don't have the time...as they are concentrating on the present.  He confirmed that they have tons of material in the vaults to work with, they just can't get at it!  As I viewed this cool concert video, this moment on-the-air kept popping into my head.

CSNY Live In London 1974 is everything you could ask for....and expect with a primo bootleg release.  Both video and audio are stellar.  The performance(s) cover the entire spectrum!...from brilliant ("Almost Cut My Hair", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart")...to miserable ("Immigration Man", "Helpless").  This IS the complete show....from the backstage huddle prior to taking the stage (sharing a joint!)...to the final encore.  Really, a rare treat indeed.  The band is thoroughly stoned, the crowd both noisy at times but also respectful.  Keep in mind, this is probably 50,000+ at Wembley Stadium...listening to over 3 hours of a group whose repertoire is over 50% acoustic!  It would seem that some would be tested severely, sitting through such an awkwardly-paced set!  But the band does give it their all, no question about that.  All in all, it seems it was an enjoyable evening, as it is the last gig of the tour.

Joni Mitchell opened for CSNY during this entire tour, and she joins them onstage at several points to provide extra harmony...including "Helpless", "Teach Your Children", "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" & "Don't Be Denied".  Also opening for CSNY at the Wembley shows were The Band and Jesse Colin Young.  (Aurora Borealis utilizes a Wembley Stadium seating chart along with a scan of the event poster for the Song Selection Menu's.) 

These 4 guys are obviously capable of magic when they blend their talents.  The harmonies aren't always spot on, but the performance efforts are at 110%.  Stephen Stills really shines here. While the acoustic numbers are nice, I enjoy their electric rockers much more in concert.  The jamming during "Almost Cut My Hair", "Black Queen", "Pre-Road Downs", "Carry On" and "Ohio" are worth the price of admission alone.  Too bad "Immigration Man" didn't match these, as it is a personal favorite.  The number is plagued by some technical glitches by the mixing crew and loses the impact it normally achieves, due to Graham Nash getting distracted a bit.  This is typically a pretty passionate song but not at this show.

The balance of the band consisted of Joe Lala on percussion, Tim Drummond on Bass and Russ Kunkel on Drums.

Silver pressed double-DVD's housed in a beautiful snapcase w/double-sided graphics make this a slick set.  If you haven't gotten the impression yet...this is a VERY worthwhile acquisition for collectors looking for something NEW!  Well done.

 

 


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