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Username: kmh364

Post Number: 814
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 3:02 pm:   Edit Post

Just got the CSN DVD set. It contains two previously released full concert DVD's (i.e., "Daylight Again" and "CSN Acoustic") and the documentary "Long Time Comin'". The latter is unavailable separately.

"Daylight" is an '83 electric concert on the (surprise) Daylight Again" album tour from the LA Universal Ampitheatre with decent sound and picture, as well as good performances by sidemen (James Newton Howard, "Chocolate" Perry, Michael Finnegan, et al).

"Acoustic" is an "unplugged" unaccompanied performance from San Francisco's Warfield Theatre in '91. The boys are a little more banged-up here, but are in fine form musically. Good sound and pix quality.

"Long Time" is a decent retrospective with some footage "borrowed" from the previous two DVD's as well as some old footage (pic and sound are barely passable). A little bit of Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, and The Hollies thrown in for history's sake. Look for a very young (sic) Neil Young, LOL!

Regardless, it's still CSN and still the best three-part harmony ever (at least in Rock n' Roll, anyway, LOL!).

This set is not exactly cheap ($50 MSRP, $34 w/free S&H @, but still worth it for CSN fans.

Susan was right: Mickey Hart was smokin' when he said "We can't sing like them (CSN), and they can't play like us". While Stills's playing will never be confused with Garcia's, Jerry's voice won't be confused with Steven's either, LOL! Stills is certainly a tasteful player in his own right, especially with his fingerstyle steel-string work.

Highly Recommended.

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 1526
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 5:49 pm:   Edit Post

Nice review; thanks!
Senior Member
Username: kmh364

Post Number: 818
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 11:39 am:   Edit Post

You're welcome, Dave. In "Long Time", Crosby explains what it was like the first time all three sang together. Crosby and Stills were fed-up with the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, respectively and, unbeknownst to them, Nash was equally disillusioned with the Hollies. Nash sat in on "You Don't Have To Cry" and immediately they knew they had to ditch the old bands and form a new one. It gave me chills to see/hear them perform that song. Crosby also mentions it again on "Acoustic" as they perform it once again. He asks the crowd to imagine what it was like for them (CSN) to sing this song for the first time together. Those guys have produced a lot of great material in the interim, but in my mind no other song clearly and pristinely delineates the essence of their synergy together than that first song.

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