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on 7 March 2017
The reviews here seem to be of the audio CD which the same title - not the advertised DVD which I have. I also have the Region 1 version which is far better quality - this one has a line on the side of the picture for example and the pics don't match the era of the concert - overall a poor job. Still arguably the best live CSN video there is though. I play it often.
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on 9 March 2017
nice songs,a bit dissapointed it did`nt have wooden ships included
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on 13 July 2000
This was originally just a S&N album but they sussed that without the C at the front, nobody would have bought. So they bought in their druggy pal who contributed 2 soppy ballads & hey presto! - a CS&N album.
It is pretty dire but gains an extra point for 'Southern Cross', the last decent song Stills has written.
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on 19 October 2014
Probably the last decent CSN album, their trademark harmonies and the first three tracks get things off to a great start. Most enjoyable, well worth buying.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 21 October 2012
I recently bought the HDCD version of this album and the sound quality is absolutely stunning.

This album has had some varying reviews but I personally love it. The harmonies are to die for and the songs throughout are strong. It is not the best CSN album but it has so much to recommend it.

The extra tracks are a welcome and enjoyable bonus.
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on 9 June 2001
This is certainly one of the supergroup's stronger albums. Crosby does not offer much in material as Stills or Nash, but the stunning 'Delta' is still excellent material. Nash gives us the classic, upbeat number 'Wasted On The Way' and heartfelt 'Song For Susan' - whereas Stills's 'Southern Cross' is one of the best tracks he has written, featuring flawless harmonies; alongside the haunting 'Daylight Again' (featuring the equally beautiful voice of Art Garfunkel - think about it if he ever joined the group!) This is another piece of consistency from one of the best supergroups around!
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on 7 June 2006
The music world has been blessed, when three songwriters with three distinct voices and long pedigree decide to unite their voices in

angelic harmony, having been

members of three of the most influential rock bands of the late sixties - Buffalo Springfield, The Birds, The Hollies.

In the early eighties, CS&N released Daylight Again to great critical acclaim. this was only their third resord, despite the fact that they had been together for more than a decade. Initially planned as a Stills/Nash project, marketing issues would later

dictate the indispensable participation of Crosby. This proved

to be a very wise decision both in termes of songwriting and singing, for he contributed two dazzling performances - Delta, Might as well have a good time.

There are records that epitomize the eighties for the choice of particular instruments (Rhodes electric piano, CP-30) and the quality and type of production which characterized that period. Daylight Again is one of them. Memorable soft rock in all its glory. From the lush production down to the beautiful art work, everything on this record bears the mark of inspiration and good taste. The array of instruments used and the balance of the

whole, is staggering. The lyrics, too, are varied, very romantic and of the highest quality, expressing a wide range of sentiments - Heartbreak, gratitude, political conciousness. On southern cross, Stills poignantly uses a seafaring theme as a panacea for his sorrows and sentimental wounds, writing in the

process

a great song with glorious vocal harmonies. Listening to the narrative power of this song, one almost feels the urge of jumping

on a yacht and experience the exhilarating sense

of freedom that sailing provides and the healing virtues of the ocean. Delta is another example of great songwriting, where the lyrics have a hauntingly beautiful depth of meaning depicting the living hell that Crosby must have been going through, when he was fighting his demons.

CS&N's trademark vocal harmonies, are the crowning glory on this record. Virtually on every song can one be mesmerized by the way their voices blend together in crystal-clear harmony.

DA is indeed a timeless record, which sounds as fresh and sophisticated today as it did then. It is arguably one of

the

best records of the eighties and one of my favourites of that decade. An indispensable addition of melodic rock music to any music lover's record collecion.

Inexplicable and inconceivably, the same trio that reached the pinnacles of creativity with DA, would later descend into the darkest shadow of embarrassing mediocrity, when they released "Live it up" and "After the storm" with dreadful results, although they released previously the excellent "American dream" this time with the addition of Neil Young.

In any field where creativity is involved, especially music, it is advisable and logical that any formulae,method, style or line of thought, which proved successful, shoud be maintained while avoiding staleness and following trends.

Clearly, this has not happened in the trio's later work, for it bears no resemblance, whatsoever, with DA and as a result failed abysmally.

Although CS&N seem to be just a touring band at the moment, lets hope that one day they will present us with another record of similar high standard, where their talent and creativity is fully displayed and critically admired.

Jose Luis

London
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on 8 February 2015
This arrived in perfect condition and was well worth the wait. An absolute must for all CSN fans. Lovely songs and the singing is impeccable.
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on 24 August 2007
There are four great songs here: Southern Cross (brilliant), Delta, Wasted on the Way and Song for Susan. Definitely worth chancing if you're working your way back through their catalogue. Art Garfunkel's appearance is also worth a listen, simply because he blends in so well you get the feeling that Crosby's - then quite possible - death might have not been the end of this durable outfit. Not their best, but nowhere near as bad as some would have you believe.
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on 9 December 2011
Originally heard this on a borrowed copy cassette many years ago and I couldn't remember who lent it to me. This disproves the notion that copying leads to loss of sales - I should not have bought this CD if I had not heard it on the borrowed tape. The CD took some tracking down but I am very pleased to have it as an original, sleeve notes and all. It is a brilliant CD. "Southern Cross" resonates with me as I have seen it - awesome!
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