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  • crozcoverCroz
    David Crosby
    Label: Blue Castle Records
    Release Date: January 28, 2014
    Review Date: January 26, 2014

    Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby will release Croz, his first solo album of studio material in 20 years. And let me say it right here, right now: It’s been well worth the wait. In fact, it’s freakin’ amazing!

    Featuring 11 new original songs, Croz is a digital and physical release on Blue Castle Records, the label Crosby co-founded with Graham Nash in 2011; distribution is through ADA. The songs are smooth, captivating and thought provoking – just what you would expect from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

    In support of the release, Crosby and his touring band are performing a series of concert dates in early 2014. The shows will feature repertoire spanning Crosby’s entire career, including songs from Croz and his 1971 solo debut If I Could Only Remember My Name, as well as selections from The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and his partnership as a duo with Nash. Accompanying Crosby on the road are James Raymond (keyboards), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Kevin McCormick (bass), Steve DiStanislao (drums, percussion), and Marcus Eaton (guitar).

    “I admit I have been lucky, but this tour is really a high point for me,” says David Crosby. “I get to go out and play this record that we have made LIVE: the studio is good but live is even better. I am going to have a blast, and I suspect anyone else who comes to see us will too.”

    David Crosby, James Raymond, and Daniel Garcia produced Croz; and, Crosby and Raymond (David Crosby’s son) co-wrote a number of the songs together. In addition to Crosby’s band, the album features guest players including Wynton Marsalis (Holding On To Nothing), Mark Knopfler (What’s Broken), Leland Sklar (Find A Heart) and Steve Tavaglione (Morning Falling, Find A Heart).

    Crosby is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash; he is also in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to his solo work, Crosby still tours and records with CSN, CSN&Y, and as a duo with Nash. He has written books— Stand and Be Counted: Making Music, Making History/The Dramatic Story of the Artists and Causes That Changed America, and the autobiographical volumes Long Time Gone and Since Then: How I Survived Everything And Lived To Tell About It.

    www.davidcrosby.com

  • CSNY 1974
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Label: Rhino Records
    Release Date: July 08, 2014
    Review Date: July 06, 2014

    As a young teen who was just realizing that there was more to rock and roll than my very small collection of Elvis records, one of the first songs that I fell in love with that was blaring from the Phoenix area radio stations was the Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young hit, “Love The One You’re With”.  To this day, it’s a song that makes me stop and listen because of its amazing harmonies and the memories tied to those sounds.

    David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young are releasing, “CSNY 1974”, the long awaited boxed set from their historic 1974 tour. The forty previously unreleased tracks recorded forty years ago will be packaged in several formats and configurations that are sure to please every audio palette. The box set includes all 40 tracks, a 188-page booklet of never before seen tour photos, and a bonus DVD of previously unreleased concert footage; the box is available as a 3CD/DVD set or Pure Audio Blu-Ray (192kHz/24-bit)/DVD set. No matter which format you decide to purchase, the opening tune is “Love The One You’re With”.

    Gotta love it!

    Long-rumored and highly anticipated, “CSNY 1974” captures the band’s one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that

    spanned more than two months, and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the box set mirrors the electric/acoustic/electric format that the band followed each night on stage, representing an idealized version of a show from the tour.

    "This project has been the most difficult, yet rewarding work I’ve ever done in my 50 years of recording," says Graham Nash. "It rekindled the love I have for my partners and the music we have made together."

    The box set includes some of CSNY’s best-known music; songs like "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Helpless," "Wooden Ships," and "Teach Your Children." During the 1974 tour, CSNY also introduced new songs that emerged later on various albums, like Crosby’s "Time After Time," and Nash’s "Fieldworker. Several songs by Young are previously unreleased, including "Traces," "Love/Art Blues," "Goodbye Dick," and "Hawaiian Sunrise."

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