THE LONG AWAITED RELEASE INCLUDES 40 LIVE TRACKS, ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, FROM THEIR HISTORIC 1974 SUMMER TOUR 40 YEARS AGO
LOS ANGELES – CSNY 1974, the long awaited boxed set from the historic 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young arena tour, has debuted three (3) times at #17, #37 and #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. In addition, the album is #1 on the Billboard Folk Album Chart.
The forty (40) previously unreleased tracks recorded forty (40) years ago were packaged in several formats and configurations and released July 7 in international territories, and July 8 in the United States. 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.
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.
“Joel Bernstein, Stanley Johnston, and I knew that there was fine music that was played on the ’74 tour, we just had to search and find it,” says Graham Nash. “We hope you enjoy the experience.”
The box set includes some of CSNY’s best-known music; songs like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” “Helpless,” “Wooden Ships,” and “Teach Your Children.” Several songs by Young are previously unreleased, including “Traces,” “Love/Art Blues,” “Goodbye Dick,” and “Hawaiian Sunrise.”
CSNY 1974 was released from CSNY and Rhino in several different configurations, on July 7/8, nearly 40 years to the date after the tour’s first show on July 9, 1974.