Guitar Aficionado


‘CSNY 1974’ will feature 40 live tracks from their historic 1974 tour, plus unreleased concert footage.

By Christopher Scapelliti

In 1974, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young launched what would become a historic tour of outdoor stadiums. The group spent more than two months on the road, performing 31 concerts in 24 cities before a combined audience of more than one million.

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Rumors have circulated for years that CSN&Y were preparing an album of tracks recorded on the tour, but nothing ever materialized.

Now something has: an extensive box set that was certainly worth the wait. Available July 8 from Rhino Records, CSNY 1974 features 40 previously unreleased tracks from the tour, a 188-page booklet of never-before-seen tour photos, and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased concert footage. The box is available as a three-CD/DVD set or Pure Audio Blu-Ray (192kHz/24-bit)/DVD set.

Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the box set mirrors the electric/acoustic/electric format that the band followed each night onstage. It features some of CSNY's best-known songs, including "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Helpless," "Wooden Ships," and "Teach Your Children." During the 1974 tour, CSNY also introduced new songs that emerged later on various albums, like Crosby's "Time After Time," Nash's "Fieldworker," and Stills' "First Things First." Several songs by Young are previously unreleased, including "Traces," "Love/Art Blues," "Goodbye Dick," and "Hawaiian Sunrise." (See below for the complete track list.)

In addition to the CD/DVD and Blu-Ray/DVD formats, CSNY 1974 will be offered as an audio download, as a single 16-track CD of selected electric and acoustic performances, and as a Starbucks Exclusive CD, featuring 12 acoustic/semi-acoustic tracks on a single CD.

For hardcore collectors, the CSNY 1974 Deluxe Limited Edition Boxed Set features all 40 tracks on six 180-gram 12-inch vinyl records and Blu-Ray disc, digital downloads of all tracks, the DVD, and a coffee table–size book of photos from the tour. It comes in a custom wood box and is limited to 1,000 copies.

To preorder the limited-edition box set, click here. To preorder all other formats, click here.

Track listings for each format are as follows:

Three CD/DVD | Blu-Ray/DVD | Limited-Edition Vinyl
First Set
1. "Love The One You're With"
2. "Wooden Ships"
3. "Immigration Man"
4. "Helpless"
5. "Carry Me"
6. "Johnny's Garden"
7. "Traces"
8. "Grave Concern"
9. "On The Beach"
10. "Black Queen"
11. "Almost Cut My Hair"

Second Set
1. "Change Partners"
2. "The Lee Shore"
3. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
4. "Our House"
5. "Fieldworker"
6. "Guinevere"
7. "Time After Time"
8. "Prison Song"
9. "Long May You Run"
10. "Goodbye Dick"
11. "Mellow My Mind"
12. "Old Man"
13. "Word Game"
14. "Myth Of Sisyphus"
15. "Blackbird"
16. "Love Art Blues"
17. "Hawaiian Sunrise"
18. "Teach Your Children"
19. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"

Third Set
1. "Déjà Vu"
2. "My Angel"
3. "Pre-Road Downs"
4. "Don't Be Denied"
5. "Revolution Blues"
6. "Military Madness"
7. "Long Time Gone"
8. "Pushed It Over The End"
9. "Chicago"
10. "Ohio"

Bonus DVD
1. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
2. "Almost Cut My Hair"
3. "Grave Concern"
4. "Old Man"
5. "Johnny's Garden"
6. "Our House"
7. "Déjà Vu"
8. "Pushed It Over The End"

Single CD
1. "Love The One You're With"
2. "Wooden Ships"
3. "Immigration Man"
4. "Helpless"
5. "Johnny's Garden"
6. "The Lee Shore"
7. "Change Partners"
8. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart
9. "Our House"
10. "Guinevere"
11. "Old Man"
12. "Teach Your Children"
13. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
14. "Long Time Gone"
15. "Chicago"
16. "Ohio"

Starbucks Exclusive (US & Canada)
1. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
2. "Change Partners"
3. "The Lee Shore"
4. "Johnny's Garden"
5. "Guinevere"
6. "Our House"
7. "Prison Song"
8. "Old Man"
9. "Blackbird"
10. "Hawaiian Sunrise"
11. "Teach Your Children"
12. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"