The Acoustic Concert - Crosby, Stills & Nash


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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Crosby, Stills & Nash's The Acoustic Concert is mastered with a loud and full sound. Videotaped at a 1991 show in San Francisco that was done as a memorial to the group's friend, Bill Graham, there is more here than meets the eye -- indeed, what initially meets the eye is most unpromising, the decidedly overweight presence of David Crosby and Stephen Stills (evidently Graham Nash's metabolism won't let him gain weight). But as it turns out the group vocal prowess is still very much intact, because they harmonize magnificently (far better, in fact, than they generally did at Woodstock), and despite its being credited as The Acoustic Concert, that doesn't stop Stills from picking up an electric guitar to add a little appropriate wattage to "Deja Vu," "Just a Song Before I Go," and more. Graham Nash, whose guitar was seldom ever even plugged in when he was in the Hollies, gets to play a little acoustic guitar on "Marrakesh Express," in the midst of a superb lead vocal performance. "To the Last Whale" is presented visually as more of a conceptual video than anything else here, in its opening, before the camera returns to the stage for the song's second half (featuring Nash on grand piano). Neil Young, though absent, gets a song dedicated to him in "Try to Find Me." When Stills takes center stage for his spot, he delivers a loud, crunchy rendition of "For What It's Worth" that's more a deconstruction of the song than a performance -- much more successful are the resurrections of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (to which he tacks on an extended acoustic guitar coda that incorporates elements of "Carry On," and a high-speed solo in which he sounds like he's playing 16th notes) and other early songs by the trio. The cameras are constantly in motion and the editing keeps the eye moving and occupied, and the show was more than good enough to occupy the ear as well, especially with the audio quality as good as it is here. Collapse ↑



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Vitality Massage
I feel so good inside watching these guys do their thing today.  It's like a precious gift from creation.  Wow.  It's so excellent to sing along with the songs too. Update...  People thumbs up this comment and then I watch this concert again!  Seems just as good every time ~
Pam Nichols
Thank God they are still with us!!!!!
79tazman
Crosby from The Byrds Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from the Hollies make one awesome band
M H Lee
131 dislikes!?!? Must be the entire membership of the Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus fan clubs...
Daniel Ortego
Well, for those of us that have six decades of life on the birth calendar, they were the sound of our youth, and I for one appreciate their contribution. 
Joe Ruf
Excellent.  So happy my mom introduced me to them.  Amazing Crosby sounds so good after all the crack.  Stephen Stills might be the most underrated guitarist alive
72daystar
Amusing. seeing the comments that want to tear up David Crosby. I guess some see it as good trolling territory. I think he was a good song smith who had a split eye on marketability in his time and once in a while an eye on a timeless piece that would endure ages. Here I am listening 50 years later, that's a pretty good run naysayers. Come on, just enjoy the music or GTFO...
william horvath
SET LIST 1 Deju Vu 2 Helplessly Hoping 3 Just A Song Before I Go 4 Guinnevere 5 Marrakesh Express 6 Long Time Ago 7 To The Last Whale / Critical Mass / Wind On The Water 8 Try To Find Me 9 1000 Roads 10 For What It's Worth 11 Taken At All 12 Wooden Ships 13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 14 Our House 15 Daylight Again / Find The Cost Of Freedom 16 Teach Your Children
Annie M
you know, in my opinion, there is only one thing wrong with CS&N. they are getting old and therefore will not be around in too many more years. their music is so beautiful. sadly, all of the music greats are leaving us.
Michael Dewey
Never ever stop believing in the dreams that the music of the 60's inspired.
Dave k
I saw these guys a Woodstock they where  awesome back then and are still awesome  its hard to belive its been almost 46 years  ago what a hell of a journey
Dissily Mordentroge
The glorious afterglow of the hippie sunrise.
Power Now
Stills' solo is great but I like how he brings sensuality to the music that makes your arm hair stand up.
Anthony Mead
Bassmaster your not being fair. And, what you are saying makes no sense in the long run. Yes, Stills was a genius. But, the other two were at the top of their game - fine musicians in their own right. If there had been any discrepancy over this - Stills would not have entertained them in the slightest. He was a perfectionist. He could not have worked with anyone who did not measure up. He knew by applying the skills of Crosby and Nash, his own compositions would achieve full potential. Listen to 'Wooden Ships' on 'Roll the tape,' brilliant but crude. A bit like unrefined oil. Stills needed Crosby and Nash - not the other way around. See it for what it is.
Jimmy Acorn
The thumbs down certainly don't know a thing about the guitar playing of Stills.
Steve Eckstein
STEVE'S BFF'S: "PEANUT, ZOEY & SOPHIA"(SEPROFCORP) 1 year ago " TO ALL THE " LADY GYWENEVERES ",( CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR} IN MY LIFE. I OWE MY " LIFE" TO YOU"..THANK YOU. DON'T FORGET ME. I WILL NOT FORGET YOU. TIME TO " CATCH THE MARRAKESH EXPRESS, IT'S A LONG TIME COMING, GONNA BE A LONG TIME GONE. Reply · 2
Trevor McCarthy
This sounds... insanely fine!
Robert Bailey
Pros at the top of their game...but so wonderfully human.  Their voices together are true gifts...and I absolutely love the audience singing the lyrics in "Suite" while the guys just play the instruments: that is magic of the highest order.
Brenda Lester
I hear this and I'm eighteen again.  Who would have thought we'd last this long.
Gwynn Evans
Their harmony is unequaled in my opinion. The only ones who come close were a duo - the Everly Brothers. Every time I hear these guys I get chills. Great talents.
Lenny Haynes
These guys have it going on....unmatched 3 part harmony....timeless music....70's and 80's music was the best !!!
Flynn Taylor
15:09 still gets ME!!!!! Damn thats some good vocal power done in a whisper!!!!  I love at the end of Guinevire when David does that interlocking of fingers to show he is not up there alone- giving credit to nash and stills!!  I also think although David dedicates this song to his wife ( which he should) hahahaa - it was written long before he knew her- it was written for his then gf who was killed in a freak accident while trying the take a sick cat to the vet- somehow the cat got lose and she crashed the van- how tragic!!! David has had a horrific life I am glad he is happy and finally sober!!! Ps new song Taken at all-amazing work by Nash and Crosby shows why they are an unbeatable songwriting team- I still to this day think croby and nash are the best of the three musicians- especially as lyricists!!! Stills adds the musical "spice" to the trio and thats what makes it special- he is a little more "wild" adds the guitar sounds and deeper vocal sound harmonies!!!
Katie Oberst
The chills started on "Helplessly Hoping," and continued throughout the whole thing.  I don't know of a band today that can do that to me.  Adele can only do it with some songs.  These guys really are incredible.  I saw CSN&Y about fifteen years ago now; Neil Young did an hour on his own, and everyone was amazing together.  You really can't find singers like this today.
bushbaby001
Thank you, Crosby, Still & Nash for providing my youth with the light of your songs, the movement of what you stand for  and permeation of the beauty of your magic melodies. Thank you for giving my life meaning when I was just a hollowed out teenager full of abuse and pain. Love you, bridgette xoxoox
Christopher Bowen
Graham Nash is one of the greats. . .under-rated and fantastic!
Donna Niemi
nobody makes music like this now, no "autotune" either
Larry Romero
when i was on kauai at the hanalei airport in the middle eighties, awaiting a plane back to oahu, after enjoying my return from a great trip hiking the kalalau trail, as a local boy that i was and always had for years,  i sat alone in the lounge area and to my surprise stephen and graham nash arrived. they invited me to enjoy in a beer with them before the flight took off, as stphen was also on the same fight they invited me as the brothers we should all be, they made my day, but a week later i saw s.stills again in hauula on oahu, making music with some local boys, he said hi and thought what a small,small world. so, M STRATOCASTER remember we all have egos, some larger then others, so have respect for your brothers and sistas' "ALOHAAAAAAAAAAAAA" remember life is soooooo short, as yours is too
Stephen Peeples
Exquisite. Crosby in robust health and voice. Wind on the Water brought me to tears, it's been so long.
Kirk Sears
Still my favorite group of all time... of course I graduated HS in 69', lived the late 60's early 70's with some of the best music of all time. Got to see them in Bozeman, MT around 2002, brought back some great memories as a lot of tunes do... wanna' hit rewind ... let's go back ...
tom hanway
whenever the hate in the world try's to overwhelm me, I listen to this. and remember how we overcame it during the Viet Nam era.
kommi1974
248 people as of this posting, need their heads examined.  This is as good as it gets.
silat13
I think this is the setlist (no times. Sorry) Tracklist 1 Déjà Vu 2 Helplessly Hoping 3 Just A Song Before I Go 4 Guinnevere 5 Marrakesh Express 6 Long Time Gone To The Last Whale 7A Critical Mass 7B Wind On The Water 8 Try To Find Me 9 1000 Roads 10 For What It's Worth 11 Taken At All 12 Wooden Ships 13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes 14 Our House/Daylight Again/Find The Cost of Freedom//Teach Your Children
Robbie Stewart
I remember coming home late one night from work back in 1992 and catching this concert on PBS as one of their concert specials that they like to run during pledge drives. I thought then that it was a great concert. I later found it on VHS, which meant that I got to hear the stereo version of it. Now watching it on here in 2015, especially Stephen Stills' technique of switching out and playing different guitars in between songs reminds me of a similar technique that my late father used to do also when performing on stage. Stephen and my late father were both Capricorns, and Capricorns like to mix things up a little along with being perfectionists at their craft. Thanks to whom ever uploaded this. God bless.
Vincent Dunne
Again and again, I come back to these guys for mellow relaxing thoughtful music and lyrics. So nice.
LisaDawnn
CSN&Y were always one of my favorite recording bands but one of my least favorite live bands. Saw them twice. Sucked both times. (this concert above was pretty decent though. I must've caught them when they were all de-toxing or somethin') But they are definitely the type of band that needs that added touch of mixing, reverb or whatever other magic those studio engineers do in order to produce a number one album. I'm so glad they're all still around! Can't say that about too many other 60-70's bands (Hot Tuna?)
Diane de marco
These musicians sing wonderful harmony, translating to the promise of a harmonious world.  Blessed Be.
Morpheus
The time is always right to do what is right, Google *_Truth Contest_* and read the top entry. Nothing could be more important or worthwhile.
mensamoo
totally enjoyable. Some concerts can be performed with minimum effort on the back of a famous name. Not this one. It requires constant vocal and musical skill. No background accompaniment or effects to hide behind. The real deal.
lisa houston
How did bill cosby even get mentioned here,let alone his accused crimes? We come here to hear some of the greatest music ever produced and loved by countless fans.I cannot iimagine a world without these 4 men.Fan forever...peace,love,, Lisa
347walnut
Stephen Stills really is a gifted guitarist.
PATUZI
Yes its really sad these monkeys out there giving a thumbs down, but I do not feel sorry for them they just don't have a good since of great music and will never have it. We can not expect to much from these monkeys.
Jimmy Jameson
Love that big Gretsch Stills is playing......
Cmagno Cmagno
Decades playing together and they still smile for each other as they are playing for the first time. You can also see that some little parts of the show one of the guy look to other to see if he will sing or play correctly, because probably during a rehearsal they had a fail and they smile and vibrate when this fail part is done with success. Its wonderful. Congratulations guys, you are the best.
James Rudd
I was hoping to hear "Southern Cross", but considering it was really Stills, Nash, and Schmit (as in Tomothy B from the Eagles), I'm not surprised they skipped that one. Great show. Great musicians. Great harmonies.
d3rks
0:12:05 Crosby & Nash interacting musically ever so beautiful and subtly on Guinnevere - as Crosby says in the intro, never ever the same because they both feel the moment and are able to unite their voices to perfection by listening to each other and anticipating. Love the harmonica also.
Sabrina Massie
Sad that Neil Young wasn't in on this recording ... He really added a lot ...
jackstraw
just a question to the 270 people.  How can you dislike this?
Blujdj
Spoken from my time: I am 62 years old.   I am from a time when peace ran amok within a circle of idoits, yes I was there, to listen to their songs of freedom,.....but I have love & the peaceful sound that CSN has always produced.  I have long ago added them to my 'Bucket List', .... although I know deep within my heart,..........I shall never catch hold, nor into my butterfly net.  But, I do love their sound. The only sound of "Peace"!!
Luis Avila
wow they´ve got some trippy stuff going on, why hadn´t I ever taken the time to listen to them, I´m 37 now, I always thought they were just some neverending blues jam from the 60´s, this is such great music..this is the original progressive movement..
Mark DeMarino
What a GREAT and WONDERFULLY GIFTED group of Musicians. We are SO BLESSED to have them in our presence. THANK YOU  Crosby, Stills & Nash. You changed my life in 1969 and still Rock it now 45 years later.
Rikk303
No drums here...just the rhythm of your heart and beautiful voices...I've got a whole bodyfull of goosebumps going on here.
ParagliderCollapse
If there is anything YouTube comments prove, it is that small-minded do-nothings will never fail to belittle the accomplishments of those who excel. Please people, when you post videos, disable the comments to silence the moron trolls.
Mônica Antunes
Great musicians!
Paul Russell
I love this Concert for more reasons than anybody will understand.
Susie Kemper
Fantastic. Just as good as when I saw them live- 4 times!!! Thanks so much for the great video. Well done!
Kimmi T.O.
These 3... so incredible.
Digger Dame
Saw this tour at Patrick Gymnasium Burlington VT. Front row! They were just on a short riser, very intimate. At one point a guitar tech brought the wrong guitar out and Crosby said: "Get it together or we'll send you to work with Neil!"
Edson F Cordeaca
wonderful concert! thanks for sharing! Good ol times. Beautiful words on his wife from D Crosby before performing Guinnevere. Moving.
SIMKINETICS
CSN's difficult harmonies are out there for critical ears.  In this concert, they sounded especially clean in those beautiful harmonies & acoustics; a fitting tribute to a Bay Area legend who brought so much great music & talent to us, and who brought us Shoreline Amphitheater!
ALAN CLARK
I am one of the lucky ones who was alive and 'got in' when CSN first harmonized to a captivated public. I can remember purchasing their first album way back in the 60s - wonderful!  nearly 60 years later in this acoustic concert they prove they are still unique; they stayed together - unlike many other groups. Now 2013 they show that they reign supreme. Long may live - God bless them. From a UK fan who remembers Graham when he tried his fledgling wings in the 'Hollies.' Thank you for the music!!
Regina Rich
I soak and lather in the beauty of their musical collaboration.
Virginia Caitano
Entrañable!!!
Weird Old Uncle Kenny
Wonderful. Saw these guys the first time at a truly acoustic concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl in the mid 1990s, just the 3 of them with no backing band. Marc Cohn opened for them, solo. David and Graham joined him on the stage for his hit "Walking in Memphis". The highlight of the show for me was the most amazing version of "Guinnevere" I've ever heard. David and Graham had such a special harmony together, probably the best harmonizers since Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle.
Fran Bloksberg
watching this made me so damn happy
Terrance Hill
All guitar players. regardless of age, might want to pay attention to Steven Stills' magnificent guitar work in this clever 1991 concert>>>It all goes by so very fast..thanks to the recorders...thanks for the memories... were it not for David, Steven, and Graham the world would be a lesser place to live in...
BIBOPELULA
One hour, twenty six minutes and thirteen seconds of pure happiness. Thanks to you CSN
Gus classic rock channel
I'm listening to Wind on the W. (seems to be another acoustic concert I dig them more with a full backup band :D ) Still I wonder why lots of folks like to put them down maybe because Neil ''doesn't live here anymore'' lol, I mean doesn't play with them anymore, who knows, the truth is this band just kicked big time ass and will go into the history books as one of the best Folk rock, or rock bands that started mixing some great harmonies with acoustic guitars and more of course, long live CSN forever more!! Thx!
Whizzbizz
We should just ignore people like M.r. Moon. They just get too much attention. That's not worth it. C.S.& N. were not "political" - It's just that a lot of politicians don't like the vision of harmony, freedom and love. That's why they're so often offended. We wouldn't need that. Peace.
Riley2018
It's funny how some people come here and attempt to insult their betters. It really must suck to be them. CSN are world famous, loved by millions and made some of the best music of their time. These loser complainers, on the other hand, have no life except to come to the internet and spew vomit and make fools of themselves. Pffftt...
Donnie Winters
I have loved these guys since I first heard them on the radio. probably fall of 1969. I had already been a fan of the Hollies, the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, and to see them do it live is a treat for me . Either live and in person or live video like this just puts me at ease .
john schommer
one of the greatest bands of al time
Rondy D
amazing...more than amazing...real music!
Steve Eckstein
STILL JAMMING & ROCKING TO " WOODEN SHIPS" & SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES & WOODSTOCK" & " DEJA VU", " ALMOST CUT MY HAIR TOO?( AFTER 18 MONTHS, I GAVE IN TO A GREEK BARBER USING FIRE TO SINGE MY ENDS, TOOK AWHILE TO GROW BACK. SURPRISINGLY, STILL HAVE 76% OF MY ORIGINAL HAIR.
M Stratocaster
David Crosby is a still an egotistical, fat, bald, conceited, stuck up old man, but he sure knows a little bit about singing harmony.
Mark Garber
Unpromising? This was after Dave's legal/drug problems at that time, and before his medical problems. Also Stephen's hearing was still mostly there. They were back and committed to the music once again. They were in great form and it's a fantastic performance
jimmark88
love these guys ..they been hangen with me all my life...good music from good artists.....true harmony....none better...|||
jimmark88
F....... ...... AWSOME....................................amazing live show..
rick frazier
David Crosby’s 6 string Martin sounds AMAZING (most noticeably on Guinevere)
Steve Eckstein
AT " 58:00" THRU 1:00.17" : STEPHEN STILLS ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS ONE OF " TOP "5" GUITARISTS IN WORLD"{LIVING OR DEAD})HIS "SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES" PLAYING BACKS UP MY STATEMENT. {DID DID DA DO, DID DID DA DID DIT}
Beth Bockus
"foooor EACH OTHER" Damn! (HH) Its 2017, if ya ll decide to bless your fans with a Tour- please please please come to Houston!? We need you.
17 76
I was raised on CSNY. Gratefully. But, I have to say Crosby, for all his talent, apparently IS a real scumbag. So, I can listen to their great albums but can't stand to see Crosby.
Nipper Jellie
Happy 75th David Crosby
hugsru
World Class!
Mike Babb
Wow -- so glad to find this concert on yt. Great audio & write-up as well.
Phinnegan Phipps
Frickin' wicked! A pleasing tribute to one of the greatest rock heroes of all time - #BillGraham  ! I miss him all the time - especially in this age of corporate concerts & un-human festival enterprises (ruled by megalomania & void of meaning), though I did just have the best time at a smaller homegrown jamband festival called #StrangeCreek & highly recommend that people channel their energy & capital into likeminded ventures.... And Bill (I know you're listening), you'll always be like a father to me! I love you, Big Man!
Steve Eckstein
AT " 58:00" THRU 1:00.17" : STEPHEN STILLS ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS ONE OF " TOP "5" GUITARISTS IN WORLD"{LIVING OR DEAD})HIS "SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES" PLAYING BACKS UP MY STATEMENT. {DID DID DA DO, DID DID DA DID DIT}
Jakexx01
While the 'resurrection' of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" may at first glance seem to be a tad more 'successful' to some critics, Stephen Stills deconstructed "For What it's Worth" could also be considered a 'success' from to the audience's response. But what do they know, they were actually there. (sarcasm)
Chris Wu
Tracklist: 1. Deja vu 2. Helplessly Hoping 3. Just a Song Before I Go 4. Guinnevere 5. Marrakesh Express 6. Long Time Gone 7. To the Last Whale 8. Try to Find Me 9. 1000 Roads 10. For What it's Worth 11. Taken at All 12. Wooden Ships 13. Suit: Judy Blue Eyes 14. Our House 15. Daylight Again 16. Teach Your Children
Dominique Jalaber
enfin je retrouve mon you tube ou on pouvais partager ces very good mr et mm les administrateurs de se cites de music biautiful thank you a vous dominique
Anthony Congiunti
Most people can't pull that off.
lynfendleyfoster
Graham Nash always looks so happy to be there. Almost every CSN video I watch, he's smiling and grinning at the audience. Just a nice guy, I bet. :)
Steve Eckstein
"CALL THE RIOT SQUAD FROM 53.oo+ THRU 1:14+"="WOODEN SHIPS"< THEN "SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES"
Luther Smith
That sounded like my church music this morning on Sunday... I'm digging it...
Steve Eckstein
Crosby, Stills & Nash's The Acoustic Concert is mastered with a loud and full sound. Videotaped at a 1991 show in San Francisco that was done as a memorial to the group's friend, Bill Graham, there is more here than meets the eye -- indeed, what initially meets the eye is most unpromising, the decidedly overweight presence of David Crosby and Stephen Stills (evidently Graham Nash's metabolism won't let him gain weight). But as it turns out the group vocal prowess is still very much intact, because they harmonize magnificently (far better, in fact, than they generally did at Woodstock), and despite its being credited as The Acoustic Concert, that doesn't stop Stills from picking up an electric guitar to add a little appropriate wattage to "Deja Vu," "Just a Song Before I Go," and more. Graham Nash, whose guitar was seldom ever even plugged in when he was in the Hollies, gets to play a little acoustic guitar on "Marrakesh Express," in the midst of a superb lead vocal perform
James Walsh
These harmonies are as good as Brian Wilsons in the Beach Boys or Beatles or  Everlys ... If you want them to be timeless you need only listen. 
Alistair Ewen
i wish to christ they would print the tunings they use on each song !!!
Steve Eckstein
Crosby, Stills & Nash's The Acoustic Concert is mastered with a loud and full sound. Videotaped at a 1991 show in San Francisco that was done as a memorial to the group's friend, Bill Graham, there is more here than meets the eye -- indeed, what initially meets the eye is most unpromising, the decidedly overweight presence of David Crosby and Stephen Stills (evidently Graham Nash's metabolism won't let him gain weight). But as it turns out the group vocal prowess is still very much intact, because they harmonize magnificently (far better, in fact, than they generally did at Woodstock), and despite its being credited as The Acoustic Concert, that doesn't stop Stills from picking up an electric guitar to add a little appropriate wattage to "Deja Vu," "Just a Song Before I Go," and more. Graham Nash, whose guitar was seldom ever even plugged in when he was in the Hollies, gets to play a little acoustic guitar on "Marrakesh Express," in the midst of a superb lead vocal performance. "To the Last Whale" is presented visually as more of a conceptual video than anything else here, in its opening, before the camera returns to the stage for the song's second half (featuring Nash on grand piano). Neil Young, though absent, gets a song dedicated to him in "Try to Find Me." When Stills takes center stage for his spot, he delivers a loud, crunchy rendition of "For What It's Worth" that's more a deconstruction of the song than a performance -- much more successful are the resurrections of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" (to which he tacks on an extended acoustic guitar coda that incorporates elements of "Carry On," and a high-speed solo in which he sounds like he's playing 16th notes) and other early songs by the trio. The cameras are constantly in motion and the editing keeps the eye moving and occupied, and the show was more than good enough to occupy the ear as well, especially with the audio quality as good as it is here.
Frittata Joe
only 1000- likes.... people don't know music..... my master musician made me a cd with Young..... thas the only difference i see in time
Luiz Celso
Nunca deixei de ouvir esses caras, eles fazem parte da minha juventude
Allan Ybañez
the best group ever.......really luv it !!! the blending of their voices are so perfect !!!