Interview with David Crosby | 4WaySite.com
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Greetings from Dolf at 4WaySite.
We have an exclusive interview with David Crosby which clearly shows his admiration for Neil Young. The interview is a year old but we explain our delay in the News & Rumors 2015 section of our website: http://www.4waysite.com/david-crosby-interview-2014.
This exclusive interview of David Crosby is being published for the first time approximately one year after it actually occurred. To give the reader a better perspective, a timeline of certain key events is needed. This interview was held during the 2014 Crosby, Stills and Nash (CSN) Summer, about one month after David Crosby had wrapped up his final solo concert in support of his new album, Croz. The interview took place one week before Neil Young’s impending divorce became public knowledge, approximately 5 months prior to the untimely passing of former Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY) drummer Dallas Taylor, and a little over 7 months prior to the unfortunate long-term hospitalization of Joni Mitchell.
A separate interview with his son, CSN keyboard player James Raymond, had just concluded.
This interview was conducted backstage, prior to the CSN concert at the Aiken Theatre in the Centre, Evansville, Indiana, by John Kwit, North American Reporter of 4WaySite.
In the spirit of friendship we are sharing it with you and hope you will post it to your site, perhaps under Fresh Wheat.
And here's a snipppet:
4WS: Let’s jump to the ’74 box set (CSNY 1974) if we could. There, you guys had so many songs that you did on that tour is, is there anything that did not make the cut that you thought now that it’s out, boy there’s, you know there’s, there’s this one that I did that just didn’t make it and I’d like to see it…Full interview with David Crosby at http://www.4waysite.com/david-crosby-interview-2014.
David Crosby : No, not, not really.
They, they did, Joel (Bernstein) and Graham really spent probably over three years pulling that together and Stanley Johnston who engineered it. And they were very thorough and very, you know, unafraid to spend the extra time digging out the extra piece. And I think it’s a very complete, very, very good choices made, you know, document of that time. The thing that I like the best, and, and they caught it, was that we were very adventuresome.
We were very, very willing to take chances and there’s, you, you get that about how we played, how we sang, what songs we did. We would do a brand new song and people would join in on it the first time they heard it. Stuff would happen that was obviously unscripted, you know, and, and that was the norm rather than, than the exception and that attitude gets captured on the record, you know.
And I think that’s one of the best things that there was about CSNY. I think that’s why Neil liked the band was that it would be on edge and out in unpredictable territory, most of the time. And it’s certainly one of the main reasons I liked it, you know.
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