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Friday, April 12, 2019

4 Way Street [3 X LP Record Store Day Expanded Edition] : Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
[Record Store Day Expanded Edition] (3 X LP, 180 gram)

4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is their second album (as CSNY – or third as CSN) and first live album.

Record Store Day's Expanded Edition (3 X LP) includes four bonus tracks; “King Midas In Reverse” (Nash, Clarke, Hicks), “Laughing” (Crosby), “Black Queen” (Stills), “Medley: The Loner / Cinnamon Girl / Down by the River” (Young).

4 Way Street features live recordings from their 1970 US tour, including legendary shows recorded at the Fillmore East (New York), The Forum (LA) and the Auditorium Theatre (Chicago).

Bonus tracks, will appear here on vinyl for the very first time (previously released on CD in 1993), newly cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman’s LA mastering studio.

Limited Expanded Edition (3 X LP) to 9000 copies worldwide on Record Store Day, tomorrow, Saturday, 4/13/2019.

Album Of The Week
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Neil Young expresses warm memories of CSNY on his personal comments on Album Of The Week -- via Neil Young Archives -- posted Wednesday.

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4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is ranked in Best Live Rock Recordings (1969-79): Four Way Street.

Critic C. Michael Bailey writes: "Exceptional live recordings also feature performances so impassioned and so urgently propelled that the listener fears they may spin out of control at any moment. Examples can be found on any Neil Young live recording, but specifically on Live Rust's “Like a Hurricane”."

The review for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: Four Way Street has a nice background behind the recording.

Fillmore East, New York City - May 1970
Tickets for Crosby Stills Nash & Young concerts
6 Night Sold Out Run (June 2 - 7, 1970)

Also, see REVIEW: 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | Albums In Order Review Series by Mike "Expecting 2 Fly".

Neil Young Vinyl Shopping - April 16, 2011
Plan9 Music, Richmond, Virginia
Photo by Emaleigh Franzak

Happy Record Store Day 2019! #RSD19

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Wembley Stadium, London, 1974-09-14
Photo by smartsetpix | Flickr
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At 4/12/2019 02:30:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Hoping to snag this tomorrow as well as the Mono Woodstock soundtrack that FINALLY gives us the actual performances recorded at the festival by not only CSNY but Arlo Guthrie and Canned Heat. RSD is my favorite holiday, although sitting outside a record store for three hours before they open is the price I pay. But totally worth it. Have fun tomorrow and I hope everyone goes home with what they want most.

At 4/13/2019 09:51:00 AM, Blogger ANDREW BYROM said...

Got my copy plus the mono version of Woodstock with CSNY's Sea Of Madness. Very happy.

At 4/13/2019 08:28:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Got my copy today at amoeba records in Hollywood ca ..i do hope this sounds better than the original on my home system cranked up loud especially on Ohio n southern man ✌

At 4/13/2019 09:23:00 PM, Blogger Knowledge Nomad said...

I had in my hands -- twice -- but ultimately, I couldn't justify $50 for just 4 additional tracks over my original copy. But ended up with some other nice new vinyl. Very glad I was persisted in order to finally get the "test pressing" Blood on the Tracks release -- I did four or five rounds of the same bins at Cantebury Records in Pasadena before it finally reappeared. Always a good time at RSD.

At 4/13/2019 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Hounds That Howl said...

Regarding the photo of Neil looking at an Album at Plan 9 Records Richond, VA April 16, 2011,

The Album is the psychadelic/progr rock "It's a Beautiful Day" by the band "It's a Beautiful Day"

AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer
Although they are not one of the better-known San Francisco bands to have emerged from the ballroom circuit of the late '60s and early '70s, It's a Beautiful Day were no less memorable for their unique progressive rock style that contrasted well with the Bay Area psychedelic scene. Led by David LaFlamme (flute/violin/vocals) and his wife, Linda LaFlamme (keyboards), the six-piece unit on this album vacillates between light and ethereal pieces such as the lead-off cut, "White Bird," to the heavier, prog rock-influenced "Bombay Calling." One of the most distinct characteristics of It's a Beautiful Day is their instrumentation. The prominence of David LaFlamme -- former violin soloist with the Utah Symphony and original member of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks -- adds a refinement to It's a Beautiful Day's sound. Likewise, the intricate melodies -- mostly composed by the LaFlammes -- are structured around the band's immense virtuosity, a prime example being the exquisitely haunting harpsichord-driven "Girl With No Eyes." The noir framework, as well as lyrics such as "...she's just a reflection of all of the time I've been high," point rather candidly to the hallucinogenic nature of the song's -- if not the band's -- influences. The same can be said of the languidly eerie "Bulgaria." The almost chant-like quality of the track slowly crescendos into an hypnotic and dreamlike sonic journey -- led by LaFlamme's brilliant violin work. By virtue of being a Bay Area fixture in the late '60s, It's a Beautiful Day could also easily double as a hippie dance band -- which they can also execute with great aplomb -- as the wildly up-tempo "Time Is" amply proves. It's a Beautiful Day remains as a timepiece and evidence of how sophisticated rock & roll had become in the fertile environs of the San Francisco music scene.

July 20, 2016
This is a real treat. A great fusion of west coast psychedelia and prog rock. Great performances all round and wonderful use of violin on some really good songs! And I wonder what came first Bombay Calling or Deep Purples Child in Time?? My guess is this one. White Bird is great as is Girl With No Eyes. Nice!

Track Listing
Title/Composer Performer Time
1 White Bird
David LaFlamme / Linda LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

2 Hot Summer Day
David LaFlamme / Linda LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

3 Wasted Union Blues
David LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

4 Girl with No Eyes
David LaFlamme / Linda LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

5 Bombay Calling
David LaFlamme / Vince Wallace
It's a Beautiful Day

6 Bulgaria
David LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

7 Time Is
David LaFlamme
It's a Beautiful Day

At 4/14/2019 10:38:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Dan -nice sentiments there on RSD as favorite holiday.
so, how did it go?
we eagerly await update.

@ ANDREW - sweet. how's sound? pressing?

@ Unknown - and??? ✌

@ Knowledge Nomad - yep, always a good time at RSD. that's cool. those were really pressing outer limits at times with long side lengths.

@ Hounds That Howl - thanks on Plan 9 Records & Beautiful Day.

pretty cool on Neil checking out RSD. As we recollect neil was playing that night in Richmond and Plan 9 Records is near venue, The National. Nice historic, old school -- both venue & Plan 9. which we've always referred to as PlanET 9 ?! wonder why???

AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer

At 4/14/2019 02:33:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Got 4 Way Street and the remastering is just awesome. Also picked up Woodstock but haven’t heard it yet. We bought 32 titles so I have my work cut out checking everything out. Will update later. Unfortunately disc two of Grateful Dead at the Warfield is defective, so I’m looking for a replacement somewhere.

At 4/14/2019 07:02:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Update on RSD......
Was able to get a new copy of Grateful Dead Warfield , but at twice the price I paid yesterday. Evil Bay is notorious, but what can I do, every store I called was sold out.

I will say that I wish the record companies should all spend the money to press these limited titles with the highest quality possible. After all, we spend between 6 or 7 hundred dollars each RSD and inevitably there are at least two or three titles that are defective. No return policy as well. So as the old saying goes, “You spin the wheel and takes your chances”.

So far the two titles we bought blind were Rasputin’s Stash and Power of Zeus, both are rare funk and soul artists. If you love funk and soul these two albums are amazing. The albums I’ve listened to so far besides those two are 4 way street which I mentioned earlier and is just fantastic sound and a great pressing. Pink Floyd Mono Saucer Full of Secrets is perfection. The 10” Doors is really cool, Grateful Dead, Sage and Spirit is all studio versions from several albums and the sequencing is great and the pressing is perfect. Bob Dylan test pressing of Blood on the Tracks has a minor issue on side two, but not serious. Otherwise it’s great.

Next up is Jerry Garcia Band, Electric at the Eel, then Zappa, and finally Woodstock to check out if indeed CSNY is the actual performance from the festival as I read on Analog Planet. Then the Allman Brothers, DEVO box set, Groundhogs Thank God for the Bomb, Heptones, Humble Pie, John Lennon, Janis Joplin & Sly Stone @ Woodstock, Robert Plant, Lou Reed, and the Skatalites.

Yes, I know, we’re crazy. But music IS our drug. We don’t drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or any other drugs for that matter. We have no kids to support except three cats, so our disposable income goes to music.

More later.

At 4/15/2019 11:36:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

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At 4/15/2019 02:25:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Besides the great music, our favorite part of RSD was the great people we met while waiting in line for 4 hours. There was four young guys in front of us and we all really clicked. Adam ,Andrew, Mitch, and Justin. Mitch and Justin each had one item they really wanted that were very limited. As I walked into Zia Records the first thing I saw was both titles right next to each other. I grabbed them and just kept grabbing stuff we wanted, and ten minutes later Justin walked up and said he couldn’t find the two titles, and I pulled them out of my stack and handed them to him. The look on his face was the highlight of my entire week. Then Andrew walked up and saw I had the Mono Pink Floyd, and as I pulled it out I realized I had grabbed two by mistake. I pulled one out and handed it to him, and I got that same look. What a great feeling I got that I had helped them get what they came for. The best thing we can do in life is to give to others.

To share the experience with like minded people is really what RSD is all about.


At 4/15/2019 06:24:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Dan - wow, what a RSD?! 32 titles?! Now that will keep you busy until RSD 2020.

But like you say, sharing RSD w/ other vinyl hounds is what it's all about.

Maybe not like waiting in the lineup for a rail spot w/ concert buddies, but close to it. Sort of like the rail/pit camaraderie that develops where everyone starts to look our]t for each other and their spot.

Woe be anyone who tries to jam in once the lights go down.

Thanks for sharing!


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