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January 27, 2013 4:10 PM   Subscribe

Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded a great first album. How they got there.
posted by timsteil (17 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great. I'm surprised how much more I like it without the vocals. I would have thought the harmonies were the best thing about CSN. But now I know I would have been wrong. Now I want to get a few friends together and jam.
posted by The World Famous at 4:24 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Love this. Thanks for the link
posted by J.W. at 4:37 PM on January 27, 2013


Cool.
How about a tag for Dallas Taylor?
He's 50% of that groove.
posted by chococat at 4:44 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hey, thanks timsteil. I'm looking forward to hearing this. I really like listening to raw studio outtakes, the back-and-forth between musicians and engineers or producers, and that's even when I don't especially like the music. I actually have a pretty visceral dislike of CS&N, but that's irrelevant n this case. What I like is the peek behind the curtains.

In a similar vein, here's an FPP of mine from just a little while back, for those who might've missed it: just some blokes mucking around in the studio.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:07 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


it's a lot different when you know you can't pro tool it to death later on, isn't it?
posted by pyramid termite at 5:17 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Later on? Psh. I pro tool it to death right there on the spot, as it's happening. If I ever make it big, my studio outtakes will be useless.
posted by The World Famous at 5:29 PM on January 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh my. Wow. Thank you *so* much.
posted by motty at 5:38 PM on January 27, 2013


Excellent stuff. Crosby's excellent 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name has a ton of outtakes floating around too. Basically a backing band of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, with Crosby, Nash, Young, and Joni Mitchell singing. Pretty much gorgeous from start to finish.

I really like listening to raw studio outtakes, the back-and-forth between musicians and engineers or producers, and that's even when I don't especially like the music.

Yes! I'll happily read a making-of article about an album I don't think is particularly good. I've also watched most of those Classic Albums docs.
posted by kersplunk at 5:48 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Glad to see another greybeard on the blue. :-)
posted by Danf at 6:54 PM on January 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I will take pretty much any excuse for an opportunity to link to this performance of "Long Time Gone" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, and Tom Jones.
posted by Flunkie at 7:38 PM on January 27, 2013 [3 favorites]


Great find, thanks for posting.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:50 PM on January 27, 2013


"you can't pro tool it to death"

You're not a sampler, eh?
posted by Ardiril at 7:54 PM on January 27, 2013


chococat wrote: How about a tag for Dallas Taylor?

Someone else wants a little more Dallas, too.
posted by 1367 at 8:36 PM on January 27, 2013


I will take pretty much any excuse for an opportunity to link to this performance of "Long Time Gone" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, and Tom Jones .

I was so stunned by and enamored of that performance that I made an FPP on it just over a year ago.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:56 AM on January 28, 2013


Excellent stuff. Crosby's excellent 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name has a ton of outtakes floating around too. Basically a backing band of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, with Crosby, Nash, Young, and Joni Mitchell singing. Pretty much gorgeous from start to finish.

One of the best albums ever recorded, imo.
posted by snuffleupagus at 1:52 PM on January 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Great that they included the parts with Stills being an asshole for posterity.
posted by Twang at 2:33 PM on January 28, 2013


I love this so much!
posted by spbmp at 11:34 AM on February 1, 2013


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