VIDEO: "Long Time Gone" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on This Is Tom Jones
Well, we've posted quite a variety of strange things over the years but this is one of the odder ones for sure.
We came across this back in 2012 but the upload has been pulled. But fortunately, another version has been re-posted.
The version of "Long Time Gone" aired was a edited combination of multiple takes. The CSNY harmonies soar on backup and Stephen's vocals hit all the highs.
We recall having a cassette tape of this but completely forgot about it. We seemed to recall that Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were on the This Is Tom Jones TV program but didn't realize that Tom Jones actually performed with CSNY on the song "Long Time Gone".
From our friend on Sugar Mountain come the details of the recording on 1969-09-06 at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, California. CSNY also performed "You Don't Have To Cry".
Recorded just weeks after their 2nd public performance at the Woodstock Festival, CSNY were a very hot act. And Tom Jones appears to have wanted to get in on the deal.
Supposedly, the taping included CSNY backing up Tom Jones on his song 'It's Not Unusual'.
So strange bedfellows indeed.