By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
If you were among the lucky ones who got to see Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on their 1974 reunion tour or you just wish you were able to have been there, this news is for you!
The super group just announced that they will finally be releasing a live album that’s comprised of the best performances from that now infamous string of stadium shows.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Graham Nash said of the project, “It's going to f***in' stun people. We only multi-tracked eight or nine shows from the tour, and we've chosen the best from those gigs. We've had to do a little tuning, but not that much . . . But the spirit of the band! If I take myself out the band and look at it, it was a f***in' great band.”
David Crosby, meanwhile, says the still untitled album (he’s pushing for What Could Possibly Go Wrong?) chronicles a time when CSNY was potentially the best band out there, with the Beatles having called it quits and the Rolling Stones in a transition period.
Crosby’s proposed title comes with more than a hint of irony, though, as the reunion shows, which have now come to be known as “The Doom Tour,” received mixed reviews among fans. Between the drug abuse issues and poor relations among the group’s members at the time, conditions were perhaps less than ideal for music-making, and while Neil Young has said he was “disappointed” by the tour, Nash holds tight to the notion that the concerts were too highly criticized.
“Reports we weren't singing well aren't true. I mean, occasionally, but not in the songs that I chose. This stuff is f***in' magic, though it is true there were so many drugs and it was chaotic…” Nash told Rolling Stone.
Nash goes on to say that a reunion tour to promote the album could be possible in the near future if all of CSNY agrees and schedules work out. However, Crosby warns not to expect to see any live footage from the 1974 shows included in the upcoming release, due out on August 27. Why?
“[Neil] doesn’t like his haircut on that tour.”
For the band’s entire interview with Rolling Stone, click here, and be sure to head to the CSN and Neil Young websites for more updates on the artists!