CSNY 1974

CSNY 1974

Live album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Released
July 8, 2014

Recorded
August 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, September 14, December 14, 1974

Genre
Rock, folk rock

Length
196:15 (full version)
78:16 (single disc sampler)

Label
Rhino Records

Producer
Graham Nash, Joel Bernstein

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young chronology

CSN 2012
(2012)
CSNY 1974
(2014)

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source
Rating

Metacritic
87/100[1]

Review scores

Source
Rating

Blurt Magazine
[2]

AllMusic
[3]

Rolling Stone
[4]

Drowned in Sound
(8/10)[5]

CSNY 1974 is the nineteenth album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, their seventh in the quartet configuration, and their fifth live album, the third as a foursome. Issued on Rhino Records in 2014, it consists of concert material recorded in 1974 on the band’s tour during the summer of that year. It was issued in several formats: a standard compact disc box set consisting of three audio discs and a standard DVD; as one pure audio Blu-ray disc and a Blu-ray DVD; and a more expensively packaged limited deluxe edition consisting of the material on six vinyl records along with the Blu-ray discs and a coffee table book. Two single disc samplers were also issued, one of the acoustic material exclusively available at Starbucks in the United States and Canada, and another at normal retail outlets. Each of the non-sampler sets also contained a 188-page booklet, and all formats were released the same day. The three-disc and DVD package peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200, while the Starbucks sampler peaked at #37 and the selections sampler at #81.[6]

Contents

1 Background
2 Tour
3 Production and box set content
4 Legacy
5 Track listing

5.1 Disc one
5.2 Disc two
5.3 Disc three
5.4 DVD
5.5 Single disc sampler
5.6 Starbucks sampler

6 Personnel

6.1 Production personnel
6.2 Tour personnel

7 Charts
8 Tour dates
9 Notes
10 References

10.1 Bibliography

Background[edit]
After the split of CSNY in the summer of 1970, through 1971 David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Neil Young released solo albums, while Stephen Stills issued two. All were gold records, as were the three issued in early 1972 by the quartet: Harvest; Graham Nash David Crosby; and Manassas; proving the group to be appealing commercially apart as well as together.[7] Indicative of this commercial clout, only the separated Beatles as a group also achieved gold records with regularity during the same time per