Guest Author - Lizz Shepherd
Crosby, Stills & Nash has released an album that is a behind-the-scenes look at the band's early days. The demo album is a collection of 12 demos recorded between 1968 and 1971, all of which have been previously unreleased. , David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City on June 18.
Some of the demos include members of the group performing solo while others include the three members of the group harmonizing together. All three appear on the "Marrakesh Express" demo that begins the demo collection. Most of the demos are early versions of solo songs by various group members. Included are two Stills solo demos- "Love the One You're With" and "Singing Call."
Most of the tracks included on the album were recorded at the same recording studio used by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane- Wally Heider Studios. Crosby, Stills & Nash Demos was released in early June, 2009.
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH DEMOS
1. "Marrakesh Express"
2. "Almost Cut My Hair"
3. "You Don't Have To Cry"
4. "Déjà Vu"
5. "Sleep Song"
6. "My Love Is A Gentle Thing"
7. "Be Yourself"
8. "Music Is Love"
9. "Singing Call"
10. "Long Time Gone"
12. "Love The One You're With"
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Crosby Stills and Nash 2009 tour dates:
1 London, England Royal Albert Hall
3 Bonn, Germany Museum Plaza
4 Paris, France The Olympia
6 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
7 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
10 Manchester, England Manchester EN Arena
11 Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh Castle
25 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
26 Bridgeport, CT Gathering of the Vibes
28 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
29 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
31 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
1 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
3 South Bend, IN Morris PAC
4 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn
7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
8 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
9 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
11 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. BAC
14 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
15 Portsmouth, VA Telos Pavilion
17 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
18 N. Charleston, SC N.C. PAC
20 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
22 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
23 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
24 Melbourne, FL King Center
27 San Antonio, TX Municipal Auditorium
28 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods
30 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
1 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
12 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
14 Puyallup, WA Northwest Concert Center
15 Central Point, OR Lithia Motors Amphitheater
18 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic
19 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
22 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
23 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
25 Indio, CA Fantasy Springs
26 Henderson, NV M Resort & Casino
28-29 San Diego, CA Humphrey’s