August 19, 2013 – 4:59 am

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Five Way Street [The Third Eye, 2CD]

Collection of live tracks and outtakes.

Here is a collection that has circulated for a while, with some fans feeling that this is a “truly essential CSNY collection of 1968-70 rarities not to be missed”.

Meanwhile, here are some comments from Old Grey Cat:

The first set of CSNY Live material is appreciated - although the Y was most likely waiting backstage for his solo turn, as he’s not featured here. That said, Nash does harmonize with the Croz on “Guinnevere” and Croz repays in kind for “Simple Man.” Stills’ “Black Queen” comes off nicely. I’d say more but, really, there’s not much to add aside from this: “Guinnevere” is classic…

Take a deep breath and try this one on for size: Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young & Jones. CSNY&J?! Yep. CSNY guested on The Tom Jones Show and, after performing a nice rendition of “You Don’t Have to Cry” actually back Jones on “Long Time Gone.” The mixing of “hippie” with “hip” is humorous - but little else…

On November 9, 1970, the BBC In Concert series presented Mssrs. Crosby & Nash. It’s a revelation, folks. Words alone can’t express how wonderful their eight-song set is. Aside from the fact that this captures their first public collaboration as a duo and, as such, is an historic document worthy of official release, the performance itself is stunning - from Graham’s “Simple Man” to David’s closing “Traction in the Rain.” The only downside is that the sound is far from top-notch. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that producer Stephen Barncard gets his hands on the master tape and does with it what he did with Another Stoney Evening.

On the heels of that magical performance comes the audio from the BBC’s Sounding Out. Aired in early 1972, this most definitely was taped sometime in ‘71 - but who knows? Less revelatory than the C&N set, it’s nonetheless interesting, as Stills runs through the songs listed above and offers insightful comments. For instance, he explains how horses provide him an escape from the pressures of rock ‘n’ roll. Another interesting tidbit concerns his recollection of playing the folk clubs in Greenwich Village and how, each night, he hoped to earn fifteen cents - yes, fifteen cents - so that he could go across the street and buy a slice of pizza for breakfast. Also covered: the impact the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night had on folk musicians such as himself and John Sebastian.

The Neilster circa 1971 wraps things up… with “A Man Needs a Maid” and “Heart of Gold,” both of which are performed solo at the piano. It’s very similar to the “melody” found on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cowboy collection, right down to the linking of the two songs - but minus the applause. It’s nice, but these tracks are neither revelatory nor insightful. They can be summed up with two words: They’re pretty.

Click here for the full write-up.

Thanks to Pink Robert for sharing.

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Disc 1
Crosby-Stills demos (1968)
Track 101. Long Time Gone (7.4MB)
102. 49 Bye-Byes - Omitted*

Deja Vu out-takes #1 (Studio rehearsals - Record Plant - Jan 7, 1970)
Track 103. Instrumental #1 (16.0MB)
Track 104. Instrumental #1 (19.4MB)
Track 105. Instrumental #3 (5.9MB)
Track 106. Woodstock (version 1) (3.2MB)
Track 107. Woodstock (version 2) (6.1MB)

CSNY Live (Fillmore West - Jan 12, 1970 [Wrong date!])
Track 108. Guinnevere (9.2MB)
Track 109. Simple Man (4.6MB)
Track 110. Black Queen (6.5MB)

Deja Vu outtakes #2 (1970)
Track 111. Our House (5.0MB)
Track 112. Almost Cut My Hair (8.5MB)

This Is Tom Jones, ABC TV Studios, September 6, 1969
Track 113. You Don’t Have to Cry (4.5MB)
Track 114. Long Time Gone Set II (6.7MB)

* Available on the Stephen Stills Carry On boxset.

Disc 2
CSNY soundcheck, Bridge Benefit 3 (Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, Ca - October 28, 1989)
Track 201. Wasted on the Way (2.6MB)
Track 202. Lee Shore (3.6MB)
Track 203. Wooden Ships (3.3MB)
Track 204. Helplessly Hoping (6.4MB)
Track 205. Helpless (8.5MB)
Track 206. Got It Made (4.0MB)
Track 207. Everything’s Broken (780k)

Crosby & Nash, BBC In Concert (November 9, 1970)
Track 208. Simple Man (4.9MB)
Track 209. Marrakesh Express (5.0MB)
Track 210. Guinnevere (8.4MB)
Track 211. Trees with No Leaves (7.3MB)
Track 212. Teach Your Children (6.8MB)
Track 213. Right Between the Eyes (5.5MB)
Track 214. The Lee Shore (7.8MB)
Track 215. Traction in the Rain (6.4MB)

Stephen Stills, BBC Sounding Out (1970)
Track 216. 4+20 (3.4MB)
Track 217. Who Do You Love? (1.9MB)
Track 218. Takes Some Insurance Out on the Baby (2.6MB)
Track 219. You Can’t Catch Me (2.6MB)
Track 220. Know You Got to Run (6.4MB)
Track 221. Hot Dusty Roads (2.3MB)
Track 222. For What It’s Worth (6.4MB)

Neil Young, American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, January 22, 1971, early show
Track 223. A Man Needs a Maid (5.8MB)
Track 224. Heart of Gold (2.9MB)

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  2. well csny played fillmore west oct 2nd 69. that could be the show above. however there is speculation on this event. it is listed as having had Janis Joplin, Santana, Blues Image/John Sebastian Lights: Little Princess
    and then - Notes: Poster Says CSNY
    but then the dates 3rd thru 5th also list csny for the fillmore west and they didnt play there. they played winterland on at least 2 of those 3 nites.
    i looked at all of 1970 and 71 and i dont see any csn or csny shows at the fillmore west.

    By darth on Aug 19, 2013

  3. and im sure they didnt get the coast wrong but it should be noted that csny did the fillmore east on 6-2 thru 7-1970 and 9-19&20-69. in case anyone is interested.

    does anyone else collect posters or handbills from these late 60s early 70s shows? they werent cheap in the 80s but theyre absolutely ridiculously priced now. some of them are outrageous. i have 7 or 8 of em framed. and about 25 or more of the handbills. i probably should have gotten more of them when i could at $5. i was way too picky i think but in the late 80s early 90s when i was buying these things a lot there were so many so i had to decide which ones i had to have. i think one of the only east coast posters i have is beck and traffic. most of the others i have are all west coast.

    By darth on Aug 19, 2013

  4. 218 is: Take Some Insurance Out On Me Baby.

    By 5yrsnojob on Aug 19, 2013

  5. Actually it is: “Take out some insurance on me, baby”, also known as “If You Love Me, Baby”. Jimmy Reed (1959)

    By jackfan on Aug 19, 2013

  6. Thanks, big O!.
    I remember -too many years ago :) - CSN (sans Young) performing “Guinevere” @ Landover, MD.

    The crowd was listening, silently, until some moron started hooting and hollering. Crosby stopped singing, and told the idiot, “…There are 20,000 people here who WANT to hear this song. Shut up, or leave”. The crowd gave an enthusiastic round of cheers and applause.

    They started playing again, from the top.

    By NAMoosedog on Aug 19, 2013

  7. Thanks Jackfan for catching that.

    By 5yrsnojob on Aug 19, 2013

  8. Thanks for this - if you really want to enjoy the CSN&Y & Jones track - search for it on youtube. First I think its better than the reviewer give it credit - But CSN&Y are obviously higher than kites and Seem to be having a great time with Jones singing.. its my favorite clip on all of youtube.

    By dwight on Aug 19, 2013

  9. Track 2 from disc one is not on the Stephen Stills box set…at least I couldn’t locate it there…any help would be appreciated.

    By whizzkid58 on Aug 19, 2013

  10. i am grabbing that studio stuff, big-o!


    By I-) on Aug 20, 2013

  11. re: whizzkid58, I don’t see it either. The Stills box set does contain “49 Reasons”. Guessing it’s an early demo of “49 Bye-Byes”. Any help?

    By Summit on Aug 20, 2013

  12. With all the box sets these 4 guys have released, it’s amazing that some of the best stuff still lies out in cyberspace. Thanks BIGO

    By niroopa on Aug 20, 2013

  13. Just to explain to you, when Stephen Stills recorded his overdubbed one man band demo in 1968, the song was called “49 Reasons”, and this demo now appears on the official Stephen Stills boxed set “Carry On”, where it is Disc One/Track 15.
    In 1969, when Stills combined it with several other song fragments, and re-recorded the song on the first Crosby,Stills & Nash album, the song was re-named “49 Bye Byes”.

    The track from the “Five Way Street” collection that is omitted on BigO is indeed the 1968 demo which was recently released officially on the “Stephen Stills-Carry On” boxed set.

    By Phil Cohen on Aug 20, 2013

  14. Hello Phil

    Thanks for the clarification. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Aug 20, 2013

  15. crosby stills nash show

    By the real drop down d on Aug 20, 2013

  16. Thanks for the post. I seem to recall the Tom Jones track was also included on another of the CSNY downloads BigO so generously offers.

    The Crosby and Nash set on BBC has some interesting Stills-less takes on some of the classic CSN songs. A lot of tape hiss on those tracks.

    The sound check is just that — not complete songs and lots of chatter about sound levels and which guitar to use.

    By Jania on Aug 22, 2013

  17. Is 104 a different take of 103, or should it be called Instrumental #2?

    By 5yrsnojob on Sep 4, 2013

  18. Jania, the CSNY Four Way Harmonies (68/70) set from BigO has a version of Tom Jones Long Time Coming, but it is from a different set on the same day (9/6/69). It is shorter (5.6 MB)and doesn’t have the glitches this ’set II’ version has.

    By 5yrsnojob on Sep 4, 2013


    By darth on Jan 19, 2015

  20. darth ,coroner to the stars, has spoken.

    By cardz on Jan 19, 2015

  21. links are down can you re up

    Thank you

    By Todd Pedersen on Jan 21, 2023

  22. Hey Todd, you’ve got 2 Hopes: Bob, and NO!!

    By DD on Jan 21, 2023

  23. Hey Todd, I have 2 holes: mouth and ass. You can fuck them any time you want. Tell all the guys you know that they’re welcome too

    By DD on Jan 21, 2023

  24. So do I. I love when all my orifices are violated

    By Θήο on Jan 21, 2023

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