CSN [Box Set]

CSN [Box Set]

by Crosby, Stills & Nash

This 77-track, four-CD set remains one of the best boxes devoted to a single music act that one can buy, covering the output of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young across 22 years, from 1968 until 1990. The first thing that becomes apparent, beyond the excellent sound (which was a revelation at the time, when only extant editions of the group's work were the early,…  See more details below


This 77-track, four-CD set remains one of the best boxes devoted to a single music act that one can buy, covering the output of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young across 22 years, from 1968 until 1990. The first thing that becomes apparent, beyond the excellent sound (which was a revelation at the time, when only extant editions of the group's work were the early, substandard CD editions), is the sheer worth of the material. Crosby, Stills & Nash's reputation, based on their first four albums, can be taken as a given for anyone who would think of buying this set, and it does cover virtually every base that one could involving the trio, with an occasional Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cut included for completeness' sake. Disc one by itself should be worth the price of the set to serious fans, eight of its 18 tracks being previously unissued songs (including a version of the Beatles' "Blackbird") and unissued early demos, alternate takes, or variant mixes on songs from the Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu albums, along with one Crosby & Nash outtake. Disc two is similarly filled with previously unheard songs and versions of songs, although here the rarities are more focused on material by Stephen Stills (including a Crosby, Stills & Young version of "Black Queen"), Graham Nash solo, and the Crosby & Nash duo. Disc three is devoted more to Manassas and Crosby & Nash, but does work in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Taken at All" and "See the Changes" from various attempts at doing albums. Disc four takes listeners up to 1990, with Stills, Nash, and Crosby solo material (including unissued live and studio cuts) of the '80s interspersed with released Crosby, Stills & Nash tracks and previously unissued Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tracks. The accompanying booklet includes a sessionography and reminiscence about each track, and as most of this set is presented in chronological order, one not only gets a dazzling four-hour-plus song-by-song listening experience, but also what amounts to a montage/history of the group and their members across more than two decades.

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Disc 1

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  2. Helplessly Hoping  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  3. You Don't Have to Cry
  4. Wooden Ships
  5. Guinnevere  - David Crosby
  6. Marrakesh Express
  7. Long Time Gone
  8. Blackbird
  9. Lady of the Island
  10. Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)  - David Crosby
  11. Almost Cut My Hair  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  12. Teach Your Children  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  13. Horses Through a Rainstorm  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  14. Déjà Vu  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  15. Helpless  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  16. 4 + 20  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  17. Laughing  - David Crosby
  18. Carry On/Questions  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Disc 2

  1. Woodstock  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  2. Ohio  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  3. Love the One You're With  - Steve Stills
  4. Our House  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  5. Old Times Good Times  - Steve Stills
  6. The Lee Shore  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  7. Music is Love  - David Crosby
  8. I'd Swear There Was Somebody Here  - David Crosby
  9. Man In the Mirror  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  10. Black Queen  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  11. Military Madness  - Graham Nash
  12. Urge for Going  - David Crosby
  13. I Used to Be a King  - Graham Nash
  14. Simple Man  - Graham Nash
  15. Southbound Train  - David Crosby
  16. Change Partners  - Steve Stills
  17. My Love is a Gentle Thing  -  Stills
  18. Word Game  - Steve Stills
  19. Johnny's Garden  -  Manassas
  20. So Begins the Task  -  Manassas
  21. Turn Back the Pages  - Steve Stills

Disc 3

  1. See the Changes  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  2. It Doesn't Matter  -  Manassas
  3. Immigration Man  - David Crosby
  4. Chicago/We Can Change the World  - Graham Nash
  5. Homeward Through the Haze  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  6. Where Will I Be?  - David Crosby
  7. Page 43  - David Crosby
  8. Carry Me  - David Crosby
  9. Cowboy of Dreams  - David Crosby
  10. Bittersweet  - David Crosby
  11. To the Last Whale: Critical Mass/Wind On the Water  - David Crosby
  12. Prison Song  - Graham Nash
  13. Another Sleep Song  - Graham Nash
  14. Taken At All  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  15. In My Dreams
  16. Just a Song Before I Go
  17. Shadow Captain
  18. Dark Star
  19. Cathedral

Disc 4

  1. Wasted On the Way
  2. Barrel of Pain (Half-Life)  - Graham Nash
  3. Southern Cross
  4. Daylight Again
  5. Thoroughfare Gap  - Steve Stills
  6. Wild Tales  - Graham Nash
  7. Dear Mr. Fantasy  - Steve Stills
  8. Cold Rain
  9. Got It Made
  10. Tracks in the Dust  - David Crosby
  11. As I Come of Age
  12. 50/50  - Steve Stills
  13. Drive My Car  - David Crosby
  14. Delta
  15. Soldiers of Peace  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  16. Yours and Mine
  17. Haven't We Lost Enough?
  18. After the Dolphin
  19. Find the Cost of Freedom  -  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Crosby, Stills & Nash   Primary Artist
Chris Hillman   Guitar,Background Vocals
Fred Neil   Background Vocals
Michael Hedges   Background Vocals
Rita Coolidge   Background Vocals,Vibes
Art Garfunkel   Vocals
Carole King   Keyboards
David Lindley   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Dave Mason   Guitar
Joni Mitchell   Vocals
Graham Nash   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Conga,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Electric Piano,Stick,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Jimmy Page   Guitar
John Sebastian   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Steve Stills   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Steel Drums,Slide Guitar,Vibes
James Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Neil Young   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Vibes
James Newton Howard   Keyboards
Gloria Coleman   Background Vocals
Richard T. Bear   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Mike Finnigan   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Marcy Levy   Background Vocals
Bruce Palmer   Bass
Joe Vitale   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes,Synthesizer Bass
Jim Gordon   Drums
Ben Keith   Lap Steel Guitar
Cyrus Faryar   Bouzouki
Dana Africa   Flute
John Barbata   Drums,Tambourine
Joel Bernstein   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jack Casady   Bass
Tony Concepcion   Trumpet
George Cricker   Trombone
David Crosby   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Donnie Dacus   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Degooyer   Trumpet
Lawrence Dermer   Keyboards
Henry Diltz   Background Vocals
Craig Doerge   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Tim Drummond   Bass
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Joe Galdo   Percussion,Drums
Bob Glaub   Bass
Wayne Goodwin   Fiddle
Gould   Fiddle
Paul Harris   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Jimmie Haskell   Conductor
Jimi Hendrix   Guitar
Conrad Isadore   Drums
Priscilla Jones   Background Vocals
Cleo Kennedy   Background Vocals
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Bill Kreutzmann   Drums
Joe Lala   Percussion,Conga,Timbales,Vocals
Paul Lee   Drums
Phil Lesh   Bass
Mike Lewis   Conductor
Branford Marsalis   Soprano Saxophone
Shirley Matthews   Background Vocals
Dorothy Morrison   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Perkins   Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Reeves   Bass
Dorian Rudnytsky   Celli
John Sambataro   Background Vocals
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals
Sid Sharp   Leader
Michael Stergis   Acoustic Guitar
Dallas Taylor   Drums,Tambourine
Efrain Toro   Percussion
Jeff Whittaker   Conga
Calvin Samuels   Bass
Vanetta Field   Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Jimmy Haskell   Conductor
Mike Landau   Guitar
Pat Arnold   Background Vocals
Volume Dealers   Vocals
George Perry   Bass
Russell Kunkel   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timpani
Brenda Eager   Background Vocals
Tubby Ziegler   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Michael Hedges   Liner Notes
Jerry Garcia   Liner Notes
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer,Liner Notes
Graham Nash   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,String Arrangements,Logo Design
Steve Stills   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Logo Design
Neil Young   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Paul Kantner   Composer
Terry Reid   Composer
Joe Vitale   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Howard Albert   Producer,Engineer
Ron Albert   Producer,Engineer
Stephen Barncard   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Tony Beard   Percussion Programming
Joel Bernstein   Liner Notes,String Arrangements,Quotes Researched & Compiled,Cover Photo
Niko Bolas   Producer,Engineer
Larry Cox   Engineer
Kevin Cronin   Composer
David Crosby   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,String Arrangements
Richard Curtis   Composer
Donnie Dacus   Composer
Craig Doerge   Producer
Russ Gary   Engineer
Don Gooch   Engineer
Steve Gursky   Producer,Engineer
Bill Halverson   Producer,Engineer
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Andy Johns   Engineer
Stanley Johnston   Producer,Engineer
Joe Lala   Composer
Henry Lewy   Engineer
Mike Lewis   String Arrangements
Elliot Mazer   Engineer
Paul Rothchild   Producer,Engineer
Dallas Taylor   Producer,Liner Notes
Gerry Tolman   Producer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Chet Flippo   Liner Notes
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Rachel Gutek   Reissue Design
Rand Wetherwax   Sound Design
Raymond Foye   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Miguel Pous   Tape Archivist
Ellen Burke   Engineer
John Stevens   Logo Design
Jimmy Haskell   Orchestration
Dave Hassinger   Engineer
Doerge   Composer
Francesco Lucarelli   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Stanley Barncard   Engineer
Ron Scarlett   Quotes Researched & Compiled

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