August 27, 2012 – 4:25 am

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Morrison, CO 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO; August 21, 2012. Good to very good audience recording.

Crosby, Stills & Nash have just released a new compilation, CSN 2012, the trio’s first live performance video/CD in over 20 years; and they are now out on the road.

Thanks to Patrick H/phil_er_up who recorded the show and sharing it at The Traders’ Den.

This is what Candace Horgan of wrote:

Nash is 70 and Crosby 71, while Stills is 67, yet Stills’ voice is the one that seems to have aged the worst, as shown on a version of the band’s big early ’80s hit, Southern Cross. Stills’ harmonies were still right on, however, whether it was the set-opening Carry On/Questions or the silky smooth Just a Song Before I Go…

In some ways, the pacing of the show was odd. After ending the first set with a funky, slower take on Love The One You’re With, the band took a 20-minute break, then returned for a second set that started off with several slower, quieter songs, during which you could often hear people carrying on loud conversations, which distracted from a transcendent performance of Guinnevere and a brilliant cover of Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country.

Instrumentally, the band was solid. Both Crosby and Stills had turns where they were the lone guitarist on stage, while Nash took to the piano for a sing-along take on Our House. Stills also punctuated several songs with fiery electric guitar solos, whether it was a dirty, gritty tone on Carry On or the use of volume knob swells on Wooden Ships.

Patrick H/phil_er_up’s notes:

Crosby, Stills and Nash played two 70-minute sets with one short break. No warm up band. Show started at 7:40 and ended at 10:40 PM. Perfect night with temps in 60 and no wind.

Recorded in row 2 seat 24 on right side in disable section. There were large monitors in front of me and the line arrays were above me. Sound at the venue was good to very good. Recording was tweaked in wavelab and resulted sound is good to very good. Crowd noise can be heard mostly between songs.

Source: DPA 4022 > LB > EdirolHR09
Location: 2nd Row Seat 24 - On right side 18 ft in front of monitors.
Transfer: EdirolHR09 (24/96) wav > USB cable > PC
Editing: Wavelab plugins > Flac 16

Pictures by Todd Radunsky, posted at - Thanks!

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 (Set 1 - 69:45)
Track 101. Carry On 8:19 (11.4MB)
Track 102. Chicago 3:41 (5.0MB)
Track 103. Long Time Gone 7:16 (10.0MB)
Track 104. Just a Song Before I Go 2:49 (3.8MB)
Track 105. Southern Cross 4:45 (6.5MB)
Track 106. Lay Me Down (Crosby & Nash) 4:53 (6.7MB)
Track 107. Radio * 4:12 (5.7MB)
Track 108. Marrakesh Express 4:26 (6.1MB)
Track 109. Almost Gone 4:04 (5.6MB)
Track 110. Bluebird # 6:09 (8.4MB)
Track 111. Deju Vu 11:17 (15.5MB)
Track 112. Band Intro 2:22 (3.2MB)
Track 113. Love The One You’re With 5:32 (7.6MB)

Disc 2 (Set 2 - 70:57)
Track 201. Helplessly Hoping 3:55 (5.3MB)
Track 202. In Your Name (Graham Nash) 5:11 (7.1MB)
Track 203. Girl From the North Country & 5:00 (6.8MB)
Track 204. Peace For Mankind 1:20 (1.8MB)
Track 205. Guinnevere 6:29 (8.9MB)
Track 206. Find The Cost of Freedom 4:01 (5.5MB)
Track 207. Cathedral 7:45 (10.6MB)
Track 208. Military Madness (Graham Nash) 4:10 (5.7MB)
Track 209. Our House 3:54 (5.3MB)
Track 210. Almost Cut My Hair 5:42 (7.8MB)
Track 211. Wooden Ships 10:14 (14.0MB)
Track 212. Teach Your Children 4:00 (5.5MB)
Track 213. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 9:16 (12.7MB)
TT: 140:56

* new song written by Crosby/Raymond
# Buffalo Springfield
& Bob Dylan

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  1. 7 Responses to “CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH - MORRISON, CO 2012”

  2. David Crosby warned us you’d see him every summer until he was dead, but this group sounds resilient in this set. I saw them at NOLA Jazz Fest in 2003 and Stills promised and delivered a surprisingly rocking show. Imagine they still provide a warm evening of music. Just hope they continue making new music.

    By Tony on Aug 27, 2012

  3. we are starrrrrbucks , we are open….

    By dr stephen broule on Aug 28, 2012

  4. i dl’d the audio of the new release about a month ago and its fabulous. for anyone interested the info.txt file that i have says -

    Crosby, Stills & Nash join forces for their first live performance in over 20 years! Filmed during their 2012 tour, CSN 2012 includes many of the trio’s classic hits as well as new songs, “Radio,” “Almost Gone”, and “Girl From The North Country” (a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1963 release). The set is available on DVD with two audio CDs, Blu-Ray and digital download. The physical formats also comes with bonus content including interviews with all three artists and road interviews with their crew.

    The show highlights not only classic CS&N material, but also highlights from each of the three principals careers. Supporting the trio is Todd Caldwell (organ), Shayne Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), and James Raymond (keyboards).

    01. Carry On / Questions
    02. Marrakesh Express
    03. Long Time Gone
    04. Military Madness
    05. Southern Cross
    06. Lay Me Down
    07. Almost Gone
    08. Wasted On The Way
    09. Radio
    10. Bluebird
    11. Deja Vu
    12. Wooden Ships
    13. Helplessly Hoping
    14. In Your Name
    15. Girl From The North Country
    16. As I Come Of Age
    17. Guinevere
    18. Johnny’s Garden
    19. So Begins The Task
    20. Cathedral
    21. Our House
    22. Love The One You’re With
    23. For What It’s Worth
    24. Teach Your Children
    25. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

    By darth on Aug 28, 2012

  5. this is really terrific!

    By tman on Aug 28, 2012

  6. Song 204 is really “What are their names?”!

    By Bzh on Aug 31, 2012

  7. No matter what combination, i can still listen for hours. Thanks, & have a nice day.

    By jimg on Sep 1, 2012

  8. The intrusive audience noise (including conversations during quieter tracks) keep this in the category of “nice souvenir.” The bass on the full-band tracks is also pretty boomy, though the vocals come through clearly.

    Still, a favorite group of mine so I appreciate the effort that went into recording and uploading the show. The vocals are uneven but definitely have some high points. A very nice, extended version of “Wooden Ships” with strong vocals from all three and nice guitar soloing from Stills.

    By Jania on Dec 10, 2012

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