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CSNY 1974
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on 4 August 2014
After the Woodstock era and the hippie flower power music was about to finally settle and we could look back at some amazing
festivals during those late 60's and early 70's, and i guess the music was heading more towards political pastures, with the Watergate
Scandal, and Richard Nixon resigning and The Vietnam War coming to an end and Neil Young's "Helpless " & "Ohio" which definitely
summarize what was happening on the political front at the time, and you can add Graham Nash's "Military Madness" and a number of other songs inclusive. Surprisingly a very very rare occurrence one i will never ever forget, although i have my copy of the album,
as i am in Australia i noticed the album was a lot more expensive so lo and behold a gentleman from Ireland began talking about his musical tastes and to my shock he was actually at the concert, my first reaction are you kidding me what?!!! and even more surprising
he was at The Isle Of Wight festival, but getting back to the live album it's an absolute gem, the interplay between each member is great, it sounds as though they left they're egos behind and let their talents shine. Although there are a number of songs which appeared on some of their forthcoming solo albums it sounds quite incredible that they are backing each other up while either
Neil, David, Graham & David sing their own songs. What a stunning snapshot of a band at that time, although they have had personal, ego, drug problems it's the music that counts in the end, outstanding, superb, brilliant.
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on 11 August 2014
Having loved the music that these guys produce for the last 45 years and also attending the 1974 Wembley concert, I have been really looking forward to this release. I am not disappointed, Graham Nash has done an excellent job pulling it together from the original tapes. I particularly appreciate the set being put together to represent the original shows, with the opening and closing electric sets and middle acoustic set. The music illustrates the excellent musicians and songwriters they are, covering meaningful subject matter, but still retaining an eye for melody and skilled guitar playing when required especially from Stills and Young. Although, we all know Neil Young has gone on to be greater than the four, it was never going to be a long term arrangement, it is good to know that CSN are now back on form, writing and touring. Listen to Stills on the Rides album and the recent acclaimed David Crosby solo album. My only slight criticism is that there are only 8 songs on the DVD, if the Wembley master tapes are available, it would have been good to have some additional performances. I would certainly recommend this box set, not just for nostalgia, but for excellent live music. If you are just a Neil Young fan only, it is worth it for his unreleased songs on CD, such as "Don't Be Denied" and "Pushed It Over The End" which feature on the box set. A grey haired man who still loves music has been made very happy!
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on 11 August 2014
Brilliant! A wonderful collection of live performances from the '74 tour. Some fantastic vocals, as you'd expect, and some great guitar playing. Even, some very fine Neal Young songs, which I'd not heard before, from his new album at that time, On The Beach (wonderful title track!). One or two ropey vocals from Mr Stills, but hey, it's live, honest, and adds to the moment! The sound quality/production is spot on. Love it!
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on 5 April 2016
Superb stuff! As good a live tour document as you're going to get. Just makes you wish you'd been there. Californian summer breeze in the mid seventies. Doesn't get much better. Copious amounts of tunes from the fantastic four some of which get their first outing in this kind of quality. I could play this all summer long. Real festival vibe to the whole set. Only slight shame is that there wasn't more video footage on the DVD disc but that's not a criticism just me being greedy! Even if you're a casual CSNY listener, get this, you won't be let down,
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on 25 December 2015
Here comes one of the best - maybe the best vocal quartet ever! Beautiful 3CD/DVD set! This one means to have it in CD collection. There's no need too much words to describe their career. Therefore, buy it, sit in your sofa and enjoy "4 golden voices" of all the time!
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on 2 September 2014
What I had expected, only better.

I was too young at the time to be aware so the tracklist was a surprise

Some of my favorite Neil Young Tracks given the CSNY treatment.

Some of my favorite CSNY tracks given the live treatment.
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on 15 October 2014
Absolutely fabulous album, released 40 years too late but well worth the wait. CSNY at their very best! Look for the previously unreleased songs, Neil Youngs 'Pushed it over the edge' being the pick of some great new music.
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VINE VOICEon 31 August 2014
I may not be impartial as I saw the Wembley concert and loved it. However, this is a fine record of the music from the tour by one of the biggest bands of that era. Kudos to Graham Nash for persevering with this project for so long.
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on 30 August 2014
A real piece of musical history : you can discover how good are CSNY "yesterday" - that means 40 years ago - and understand why they so good "today" after all these years and a lot of CDs produced by each of them.
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on 24 January 2018
Great box set ,good delivary
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