Photo of the Moment: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 1974
Wembley Stadium, London, 1974-09-14
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A rather most awesome Photo of the Moment of Stephen Stills getting air with CSNY in 1974.
From the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young concert at Wembley Stadium, London,England, 1974-09-14.
Back 2010, we reported that a box set of CSNY's 1974 tour was in the works.
The news set off quite a reaction with numerous comments on memories from CSNY's 1974 tour. In many ways, the tour marked the end of an era as well as the beginning of a new era. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 1974 summer tour was unprecedented in many ways -- not the least of which was a pioneering mega huge sound system able to blast tens of thousands at outdoor stadiums. The Bill Graham produced spectacle went on to usher in the massive rock and roll extravaganzas that so many other acts would later follow.
Alas, a hoped for 2011 release was never seen.
From a 2010 article in Billboard.com:
[Graham Nash] hopes to put the finishing touches on a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young live album from the quartet's legendary 1974 tour for a hoped-for spring 2011 release. Nash and archivist Joel Bernstein are putting the set together from multi-track recordings of nine concerts, and listening to them has shown Nash that 'we were really a fine band. It's very obvious when you play the tracks that we're listening to each other, not stepping on each other's toes, not overblowing. It's really, really good.'
Nash adds that Neil Young, himself an exacting archivist, has 'give me basically carte blanche' to put the set together. 'He knows me. He trusts me. He feels I can do this. He will be very involved, of course, because I'm not mixing anything finally until Neil's heard it and approves -- the same with David [Crosby] and Stephen.'
After the '74 show is done, Nash plans on to move to a 1970 CSNY show from the Fillmore East in New York city, as well as Crosby Nash shows from 1970 and 1993. He's also waiting for final permissions from some famous musical friends for a Crosby Nash collaborative album to benefit the Children's Defense Fund, which he hopes will come out in 2011 as well.
So will we ever hear these releases???
More on the reunion tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1974.
More commentary on CSNY's 1974 Tour Box Set here and here.