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Thursday, May 29, 2014

CSNY 1974 | Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set - Pre-Order Site Now Up


The Limited Edition Box Set of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Live 1974 is now available for pre-order on official CSNY | Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set site.

The Limited Edition Box Set includes:

  • All 40 tracks on six 180-gram 12” vinyl records, housed in a custom laser-etched birch LP folio case. LP folio case.
  • 40 high-quality audio tracks on a Pure Audio Blu-Ray disc
  • Digital download of full 40 tracks.
  • Bonus DVD
  • Coffee Table size book of never before seen photos from the 1974 tour.

Set is limited to 1000 copies, individually numbered, and housed in a custom laser-etched birch wood box. $499 plus shipping and handling.

CSNY 1974 is also available in the following formats:
More details on release at Neil Young News: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Live 1974 Box Set Details Announced.

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At 5/29/2014 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

$499 lol

 
At 5/29/2014 04:32:00 PM, Blogger Taylor Skelton said...

Well... CSNY priced me out of their special edition like I thought they would. I don't have the income of their inner circle who obviously priced it out. That being said, that's what they want to charge that's their decision. (Or was it the label?) I paid the same amount for 10 years of archives on BR. So I will buy the BR version because I want to hear the great music. That 200 coffee table book and 300 vinyl collection of one tour can go to someone else.

 
At 5/29/2014 04:54:00 PM, Blogger Taylor Skelton said...

Thing is.. I can see a lot of negative remarks coming on this blog due to the price. I, myself, am disappointed. But I stepped back and realized if I didn't know about the special edition, would I demand the band release it? If the booklet was never offered, would it sound worse? We are still going to get all the music from this project, which is the most important aspect of anything in this industry, and we will get it at a market price that, while still being high, most can afford. The issue then lies with us. We don't need the package. We don't need to have a numbered book to make ourselves feel special. We need the music, and the music will be available. Am I disappointed I won't get the full package? Mildly. Do I feel it's unnecessary to charge $500 for a document of one world tour with a group of insanely talented and egocentric artists? Absolutely. But after taking a breath and reading the description again, and looking at the track list one more time, I also feel the entire package is unnecessary. I will still enjoy every note just as much. Maybe more so now, because my eyes will be closed with headphones on, rather than distracted by shiny objects and photos readily available everywhere. It's an audio industry, and the audio is intact.

 
At 5/29/2014 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the world of music and music collectors there are certainly 1000 people who would pay $500 for this exclusive collectors item.

Those who can't or won't pay for it shouldn't grouse and cry foul. It looks to me like CSNY has put together products here at many price, format and quality points…there is something for everyone.

I look forward to hearing the music from this tour in any form i can get a hold of.

 
At 5/29/2014 07:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its madness, it's a product for hedge fund managers not fieldworkers!

 
At 5/29/2014 09:07:00 PM, Blogger timothy fontenot said...

TW you need to have your commentators man up(kinda like Kerry telling Snowden) and put their real names instead of anonymous.

 
At 5/29/2014 09:13:00 PM, Blogger anon said...

WTF are you bitching about?
People make choices and people have choices!
It isn't as if someone who buys the Mercedes version is preventing you from buying the ford version!
Stop your obnoxious, tiresome sense on entitlement as well as your anti-money rants....
YOU can afford the CDS, someone else can't .
Should they be railing against You?
A little perspective here,please..

 
At 5/29/2014 11:12:00 PM, Blogger Nate42 said...

Nobody is making you buy the super deluxe limited edition. The regular version is imho quite reasonable at $46 for 3cd+1dvd. Or if that is too rich for your blood looks like there's a single disk version too. Nothing to see here people, quit yer bitchin.

 
At 5/30/2014 01:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All very funny you all take yourselves too seriously! It's not that important.

 
At 5/30/2014 06:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is expensive for sure, but as people have said there's no one forcing you to buy it-a lot of these deluxe editions contain an extra disk with tracks not available elsewhere to provide an incentive to buy them, but I for one can live without a wooden box.
What is obscenely expensive though is the UK price of the CD/DVD set-£62.99 ($105.41) on Amazon.co.uk compared to $45.98 on Amazon.com...

 
At 5/30/2014 07:39:00 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

I am glad that someone else has noticed the price for the UK 3CD 1DVD version. For me it looks like I will rather download the set instead unless the price lowers significantly prior to release.

 
At 5/30/2014 09:53:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

If you've been coming to the comments often you know I'm not one to complain about prices - I'm often defending.

But I don't own a CD player and if I listen to music it is exclusively through vinyl these days. If I want to get the vinyl here I'd have to spend $500.00+.

Now, I'm not complaining, I can live without it. But don't tell me that I have a ton of options - I have the one option to buy the boxset based on my listening choices. The $500.00+ price tag seems pretty ridiculous, but that's their choice. It doesn't leave me with many options and, as such, I won't be purchasing this.

Not a complaint, just the reality of it.

 
At 5/30/2014 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Neil Young Corporation is a greedy monster!

Buy your music locally. Local musicians provide music with a smaller carbon/environmental footprint and provide jobs in your area.

MoCH4

 
At 5/30/2014 10:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS the Blu Ray audio available in the UK, if so where?

 
At 5/30/2014 10:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just isn't worth the money. I can think of a million things I would rather do with $500. The 1974 tour isn't that good anyway.

I guess I have to go with the 3CD/DVD when the price drops a little.

 
At 5/30/2014 10:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This release will surely be interesting, with some gems no doubt. But essentially it's a document of a tour that all the participants hated at the time. In hindsight, just about everybody agrees this was a weak tour. So the CD version is plenty good enough for anyone. Nobody needs some super deluxe version. To put things into perspective, someone in Africa has just starved to death.

In other news, the crackling on A Letter Home is actually starting to grow on me (a little bit). I am officially infected!

The Flying Scotsman.

 
At 5/30/2014 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD - you could just buy a CD player for a few dollars. It will sound just as good as the vinyl, if not better. Or is that too simple?

 
At 5/30/2014 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Not to be cynical or anything, but...

"Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

~~Oscar Wilde

 
At 5/30/2014 01:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. In a world where most people live in poverty, nobody needs to spend 500-dollars on a box set of a tour none of the performers even enjoyed. The CD version will be perfect.

The Flying Scotsman.

 
At 5/30/2014 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Anon - why would I go to the effort of purchasing a CD player? If I wanted a CD player I'd have purchased one by now. I'm not purchasing something for the sake of one release. I can live without it.

Like I said, I'm not complaining. I'm priced out of this release for how I want to listen to it. Does it for some reason matter to you that I buy it? It shouldn't.

 
At 5/30/2014 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Darren Lyle said...

Is there a digital download with the blu-ray/DVD option?

 
At 5/30/2014 02:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why would I go to the effort of buying a CD Player?"

I was just suggesting an easy solution to the problem of not being able to afford the vinyl version. Just buy the CD version instead.




 
At 5/30/2014 03:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost bought this but when I went on to the site I realized they are trying to charge nearly 60 bucks for UPS ground to the East Coast - that's blatant stupidity - I purchase enough lp's from Europe/Ebay etc to know someone decided to make an extra buck or was too lazy to do the work on logistics. 60 bucks for a package this size is just plain dumb.

 
At 5/30/2014 04:48:00 PM, Blogger DefeatFarRightWIngNuts2012 said...

My 1974 self laughs at how my age cohort, consumers and producers alike have betrayed any values we once espoused. Another part of me is disgusted at the hubris of music folks. At least I can still listen to the original records and ignore who they all became.

 
At 5/30/2014 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of whether it's "afforable" to this individual or that individual, $499 for a 3-disc set of concert recordings is absurd and obscene. It's an error in judgment. Who cares whether it's coming in multiple formats and with a nice book? I don't care if they gave it to me in an autographed box with a lock of Graham Nash's hair. It's still wildly over-priced for 40 songs (the equivalent of roughly one concert), from a concert tour that the artists themselves declared to be a musical disaster. The Dead release 5 or 10 concert box sets for much less. This is delusional.

-Big Old Rig

 
At 5/30/2014 05:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can put lipstick on and pig but..... people will still buy it.

MoCH4

 
At 5/30/2014 05:43:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

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At 5/30/2014 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the posturing and rhetoric aside, it comes down to this: Vinyl has made a huge resurgence in popularity; some people prefer to listen to it exclusively. To have the only vinyl option for this set cost $500 is not fan-friendly.

 
At 5/30/2014 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Raincheck said...

The vinyl box is silly. I expect cheaper standalone vinyl later on.

But the CDs are under $50 at Amazon, so that is simple for me. And I think it will be a great set.

 
At 5/30/2014 07:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be a super special edition of only 10. This could feature a one time hot cocoa tuck in personally done by Nash.

 
At 5/31/2014 04:22:00 AM, Blogger Steelystan said...

$500 is expensive even if the set looks quite cool, but as so often happens the offering is poorly thought through. Shipping to Europe is an extra $370-450 depending on the country, if you take the cheap option, more expensive if you choose the fancy shipping, on top of which there will be import duty, which I admit is not their fault. To buy this in England would cost me around $1000 which is just crazy. I'd love a vinyl copy but it looks impossible. By the way, the CD version may be much dearer in the UK, so just buy it from the US site - the shipping is only $6, so even if it gets duty slapped on it going to be £20 cheaper. I did.

 
At 5/31/2014 12:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno. I'm pretty pissed. The only way I'd want this is in high quality, and I don't own a Blu Ray player, so vinyl is the only way to go... Can't there simply be a no-frills vinyl edition? I'm not paying for anything that's not a physical edition either...

 
At 5/31/2014 01:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@pissed anonymous....The CD version will sound just as good as the blu-ray: it's an easily-proven myth that 24/192 sounds better (study up on the up placebo effect and confirmation bias). In fact, plenty of scientific studies confirm that 24/192 often actually sounds WORSE, depending on your particular speakers and amp. There are tests available online that will confirm if this is the case on your speakers. But at the very least, there is no practical difference in sound quality,

So the good news is, you don't need to buy a blu-ray player or the vinyl edition. If you want to buy it anyway as a collectors item then of course that's a different matter!

The Flying Scotsman.

 
At 5/31/2014 05:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the price of both ALH and CSNY
vinyl box sets are absurd. But until
people stop paying too much for
these special editions the powers that be in the music industry will
continue to put them out

The CSNY 3CD/DVD set is 45.99 on
Amazon which is not bad. It is already ranked no 10 on amazons
best seller list

I think this will be a phenomenal set a prequel to Achives Vol 2

All the the quotes attributed back to the players about how the tour sucked were given many years
ago. At that time i think they were all a bit bitter that they only
made a million bucks off a tour that made multi millions. The money was blown with chicks,drugs
media parties expensive furnishings ect.
I remember seeing them in new Jersey
back then and to me they sounded great. The CDS will be fine looking forward to hearing this.

 
At 5/31/2014 07:59:00 PM, Blogger asg said...

it may be sacrilege, but I hope the Music will be available on iTunes...which is good enuff for my battered ears...

 
At 6/01/2014 01:34:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Back in the day, I would leave work and go next door to hear Dave play for an hour or two or three. Twenty bucks would get me a couple drinks and as close to heaven as I have ever been.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKKIlUOi1Y

 
At 6/02/2014 11:41:00 AM, Blogger ORL-Fixation said...

But then the weather changed
And the white got stained
And it fell apart
...
And we folded up...

 
At 7/10/2014 11:19:00 PM, Blogger paceconcertman said...

I would have loved getting this in vinyl , but I dont need both vinyl and cd's . Should have released a vinyl set alone also. But I did buy the 3cd+dvd version

 
At 7/10/2014 11:22:00 PM, Blogger paceconcertman said...

You can do a MP3 download for 28.00

 
At 9/04/2014 05:38:00 PM, Anonymous George Koumantzelis said...

Dear Thrashers Wheat Readers,

On May 29, I purchased a copy of the Limited Edition $500.00 CSNY 1974 Box Set from CSNY Deluxe. On June 12th, my bank and VISA confirmed that my credit card was charged over $558.00 !!! ... The online - and subsequent emails from CSNY - states that we would all receive our items "5 Weeks" after Release Date - which was July 12. ... It is now September 4th, and I have still not received my Box Set. ... Not only that, but on my credit card statement, it says that my money was paid to a BIG DOT PRINT company in Los Angeles, CA - Phone Number 866-962-9482. http://www.manta.com/c/mx20ykp/big-dot-print ... Does anyone know what is going on? ... Thanks! - a Loyal Neil Young fan since 1967 !! - George Koumantzelis / Sept 4, 2014

 
At 9/07/2014 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Michael Mudge said...

Well, George, I've had the same experience with my box set. The charge showing up but no product, and now this delay. I sent an inquiry to the sender who updated me on the release, Crowdsource.com Crowdsource appears to be a company (maybe) that raises money for projects and pre-sale concert ticket sales. Sort of tests the water in advance of ticket sales so the artist/promoters can determine if there's enough activity to warrant the scheduling of a concert or tour.

Somehow (and I can't swear to it) I feel that initial sales helped fund the production of this box set. I find that somewhat disturbing. I was chum....I mean #556 in the ordering process. I sent a question back to Crowdsource and asked who was doing the pressings for the vinyl. I was told it was the Furnace/Pallas Groups. I checked them out and they seem to be real. Pallas appears to be the more experienced but I was unable to find out where the vinyl is being pressed, or IF it's been pressed yet.

It's a bit unorthodox to hawk your wares this way, and illegal in some cases. There is the reply I got from Crowdsource 2 days ago:

"Due to the custom nature of the Wood Box and LP folio, and the extremely long lead time for 12 sides of vinyl, manufacturing is taking longer than expected. Box sets are expected to be shipped around the end of September."

Someone should call Neil Young and ask, WTF, Neil?

 

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