For the last couple of years, CSNY 1974 was starting to seem like the Chinese Democracy of archival live albums. David Crosby and Graham Nash kept claiming they were months away from releasing a box set from CSNY’s infamously debauched 1974 reunion tour, but the project never seemed to materialize.
That’s going to change on July 8th (just one day short of the 40th anniversary of the tour’s kick-off) when CSNY 1974 finally arrives on shelves. For hardcore fans, the project is well worth the wait. It’s a three-disc set mixing hits like “Ohio” and “Our House” with deep cuts like “Pushed It Over The End,” “Don’t Be Denied” and “Revolution Blues.” There’s also an eight-song DVD featuring footage filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium and the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Last week, we premiered an exclusive stream of “Almost Cut My Hair.”
Now, listen to another exclusive stream of “Change Partners,” a standout track on Stephen Stills’ 1971 solo LP Stephen Stills 2. “Here’s something we’ve been doing for years,” jokes the band before launching into lilting vocal harmonies and a waltz-like rhythm.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young haven’t toured since 2006, though they did reunite at last year’s Bridge School Benefit and Nash continues to hope they’ll hit the road at least one more time. “I just want to let people know what great music we could make because drugs are out of the way now,” he told Rolling Stone last year. “Stephen and David are totally straight now, and so alive! It would be fantastic. That’s what would happen in my perfect world.”