Crosby, Stills, & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes


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Wonderful rendition of a beautiful song. Stephen Stills is absolutely amazing.



Clifford Young
Judy Blue Eyes is our generation's Strauss tone poem.  Steven Stills does things on the guitar that haven't been invented yet and have yet to be discovered.  We are all lucky to be alive to bear witness to such a performance.
Robert Blanchard
Well, I guess...Somehow I am Lucky...Cause I was Blessed to see CSN at Woodstock. I was 16 and just about 4 months shy of joining the Army and going to Vietnam. They saved my life several of times...as I would listen to their music in my head all through my first tour. Suite Judy Blue Eyes was the one I loved the most. If I could stand before Steve Stills today, I would give Him the medels I won in VN. He saved me...Not good luck.
Metal Otaku Banzai
This just makes the bad and stress melt away. Masters making music.. Take notes kids.
Gebre Menfes Kidus
Great rendition of one of may favorite songs by CS&N! No need to criticize Crosby or any of them. These guys all understood teamwork, what harmony is all about. Stills is the virtuoso on this one, Nash gives the energy and support, and Crosby just chills and adds his beautiful harmonizing to it all. Nobody trying to surpass anyone else. All of them just making music. Watch the entire concert if you get a chance. You'll see that David Crosby is well involved and giving it his all throughout, in spite of what he may or may not have been on. Just enjoy the great music people. This is wonderful stuff!
Rick Menefee
Oh Yeah, you know these guys are the very best of the best. And Come on now, Steven Stills must be one of the most original genius guitar players / arrangers of all time! Can I get an amen?
Steve Struthers
Individually, each of the members of CS&N wouldn't have been quite as successful - not because they weren't good musicians, vocalists or performers, but because together, their voices had an absolutely iconic, definitive sound that none of them could produce on their own. 'Judy Blue Eyes' has always been one of my most favourite songs from the 70s, and one that I associate with a particular time in my childhood.
Vitality Massage
Stephen killed that solo!  4:44
Steven Bolfing
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - if this is not the best song ever written, then it has to be in the top 10!  I have loved it since it was released, and never tire of it!
Dave West
Stephen Stills is a hugely under-celebrated guitarist. Total virtuoso.
Mike Ritter
All of your comments about how great this performance is are spot on. This may be one of the greatest CSN performances ever. However, this trio was not in their prime when this concert was performed. They weren't topping the Billboard as a group like they were in the 70s, and they were entering tough times personally. As we know, Crosby was in the midst of his "Drug Years" and this undoubtedly was a burden for the other two. While you older folks were around when these guys were making the big time, the more I read about these guys, the more I find that life can be hard. It has its ups and downs, its easy to get caught up in success, and it takes you down roads you may not want to go. I think people that might downplay David's drug issue don't exactly understand the toll it took on him, and the pain it caused the others in his life (But I definitely don't understand or know what he went through personally). But that's what I think makes this performance so special. Crosby, Stills, and Nash were able to, for this performance, rise above their personal issues and life struggles and were able to do as Jose Marti said in his fabled poem "Guantanamera": "share the poems of my soul." And its no surprise: the trio's spot-on harmonies, Stills' killer lead guitar abilities, and the overall energy and passion these guys bring to this performance of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is definitely a piece from these guys' souls. Its simply beautiful
Chad Hurley
"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" [Intro. (Acoustic Guitar)] It's getting to the point where I'm no fun anymore I am sorry Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud I am lonely I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are You make it hard Remember what we've said and done and felt about each other Oh, babe have mercy Don't let the past remind us of what we are not now I am not dreaming I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are You make it hard [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Tearing yourself away from me now you are free And I am crying This does not mean I don't love you I do that's forever Yes and for always I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are You make it hard Something inside is telling me that I've got your secret Are you still listening? Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart And I love you I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are You make it hard And you make it hard And you make it hard And you make it hard [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Friday evening Sunday in the afternoon What have you got to lose? Tuesday morning Please be gone I'm tired of you What have you got to lose? Can I tell it like it is? (Help me I'm sufferin') Listen to me baby It's my heart that's a sufferin' it's a dyin' (Help me I'm dyin') And that's what I have to lose (To lose) I've got an answer I'm going to fly away What have I got to lose? Will you come see me Thursdays and Saturdays? What have you got to lose? [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Chestnut brown canary Ruby throated sparrow Sing a song, don't be long Thrill me to the marrow [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Voices of the angels Ring around the moonlight Asking me said she so free How can you catch the sparrow? [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Lacy lilting lady Losing love lamenting Change my life, make it right Be my lady [Instrumental (Acoustic Guitar)] Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo Que linda me la traiga Cuba La reina de la Mar Caribe Cielo sol no tiene sangreahi Y que triste que no puedo vaya oh va, oh va Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo Submit Corrections
dadgad68
I have no words except two. Pure genius.
MattyK USA
If all Stephen had ever written and sung was this one song, he would have still deserved to be in the Hall of Fame. Epic in every way - songwriting, composition, voicing, harmony, performance. A song for the ages.
aseventh
Stephen Stills is amazing and always has been. This song is my all-time favorite, and this video is my all-time favorite performance of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes."
DEKE RIVERS
David Crosby in His Zombie Drug State ! & Graham Nash Flying on Something Himself, & forgot His Shoes too ! & You get to see what a great Guitar Player Steven Stills is .
Johnny Botts
Stephen Stills on an acoustic guitar is a site to behold!!
Alrighty Then
When he gets to the guitar solo he totally jams the living shit out of it. This guy has got to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
PeterDad60
Stephen Stills can play that guitar. I like his sound it's my favorite in all the world of guitar playing. This video proves what I thought, it's all Steven Stills in CSN&Y or just CSN.Long May you Rock on.
23igna
''Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart....'' beautiful song.
John Wilkes
my first kiss was while listening to this song.
Julie Johnson
<3 <3 <3  This song is medicine.  CSN is a gift.
ballsyrocker
All three are fine musicians. Crosby from the Byrds,Stills from Buffalo Springfield, and Nash from the Hollies. All play guitar just fine and I don't need to mention their writing and harmony abilities.All have had solo LPs. Enjoy this gem because your music/ noise in todays generation sucks and is put together by corporations and drugged out rappers. Sad.
Philocognition
"Que linda me la traiga Cuba La reina de la Mar Caribe Cielo sol no tiene sangreahi Y que triste que no puedo vaya oh va, oh va"
Tim Gilbert
OMG Stephen Stills was amazing in this...
AverageO
three guys one guitar
Mick G
Lesson in Harmony. What a song. Thanks for sharing
Gabby Hayes
This is the best live version I've heard of this classic. All at the peak of their talents. Beautiful song.
waterstreet68
Graham Nash looks and sounds absolutely incredible here. He managed to stay so fit and healthy over the years, both in mind and body. I just finished his autobiography, "Wild Tales", which he actually wrote; no ghostwriter. Highly recommended reading for all CSN fans!
Rhonda Laffey
“Remember what we’ve said, and done, and felt about each other...” My favorite moment of song, 50-55 seconds in, the exchange between Nash & Crosby is so sweet.
Cheesy Cola
Nash is so awesome. He is ALWAYS so into it.
Jim Lappin
must be one of best songs ever
Cameron Cook
'Don't  get much better then that
Helen Thompson
Does it get better than Stephen? Not! He is musically and vocally gorgeous.
Andrew Mantle
Sometimes when I listen to this, I feel an opening to universal love that I can't quite grab, but it is beautiful and shared. Thank you CSN for your giving.
Mrs. Hudson
Stills is a genius. End of story. Goodnight everyone.
Michael D.
Absolutely the most beautiful group ever. I saw them at the Concord Pavillion 15 years after this song was first released. A very young girl was sitting next to my wife and I. The girl had tears in her eyes when this song was played. I remember thinking that she was a baby when the song first came out, and wondered why she was so emotional. Then I realized that the passing years had nothing to do with the emotion. Beauty is timeless.
Mary Robison
words can not describe this performance~genius comes to mind
Tony Nickoloff
Stephen Stills is why I play guitar the way I do... oh ya and Richie Havens...!
SpongeBoobNipplePants
Graham Nash is and always will be one of my vocal idols, at least when it comes to harmonizing, but videos from the '80s and beyond really remind you how much strain those high harmonies put on your voice!
Jake the snake
how someone as young as he was then write such a beautiful, meaningful, timeless song is beyond me. They nailed it here! I grew up to CSNY. Puts chills up my spine. Thank you for creating such a masterpiece.
Lynda Russell
Great song classic
Bob W
Such a great song! A classic Stills tune using D modal tuning. The original tune is in the key of E. Stills plays it in D. The tuning is DDDDAD! He plays a few songs in this tuning! Acoustic sounds full and rich! Great player!
Terrell L. Moody
This has been my earworm for the past few days and I'm now just a tiny bit obsessed with it. After hearing it sporadically for many years and being rather ambivalent towards it, I now see what I've been missing! Such a wonderful feel to it, with great lyrics ("Don't let the past remind us of what we are not now."). As for this performance: almost perfection! While David looks pained and uncomfortable, Stephen's guitar playing is just incredible and I so love how much Graham is really feeling it and how so many of his movements match up to the beats; I can't take my eyes off him!
Pangea1962
Does anyone have any idea from when / where this performance is?  I apologize if it's been asked and answered already.
Joseph Dungee
"Sweet" Judy Collins!
SamsonCrosswood
Belongs in the all time greatest American songs (of any genre) of all time. Just beautiful, powerful and it just... IS.
mykimikimiky
4:46 THAT moment ... mmm start of forever
Jack Feldmann
I had no idea how much this song would continue to speak to me throughout my from the time I first heard it up til now. A truly amazing phenomenon! Stills remains musically creative even today!
Bill Scott
Crosby can't move . He's on his 3rd liver. !
oakenshanks
what guitar is that? it sounds incredible.. well.. having steven stills hackin on it doesnt hurt none..lol but really nice tone.
Ridgeback
Greatest composers of folk rock at the time. Maestros is an understatement.. Especially Stills.. Suite Judy Blue Eyes was a musical masterpiece that the young generation of today only wish in their dreams they could emulate..
Jorge Pizarro
What a beautiful song!
Rikk303
I always wander back here to see this. David was not in a good place here but he's bounced back with that richest of voices recently. An acoustic guitar and 3 amazingly rich voices....my backbone goes unnecessary everytime I get the slightest hint of those harmonies.
Vinci336
that's the kind of 60's rock I loved.
Shawna Daniel
makes me feel so free and young again. I'm dancing naked to this song now while smoking a cigarette. whoo hoo! 👻
Aaron Anderson
PERFECT MOMENT IN HISTORY.
Gary H
What an immense talent Steven Stills is.
Devin Tariel
Nash always has that Mike love thing going on but in a good way I guess
Bud B
Best Fucking song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I was older at the time.
maskof
....more Baby Boomers than a CSN concert.
Jason Burns
Ah...we were all so much younger when we bought this album. I always wanted the sofa/couch on the front cover. Wonder if it's still around?
Timothy Wade
All these years gone bye, and I still absolutely love the harmonies of CSN, something woven into the fabric of my heart that I'll not soon forget !
Ridgeback
CSN were amazing vocal harmonisers. and Stills is a musical genius.. This is still one of the greatest musical compositions of all time.
Joy Warden
Crosby is so Chill :)
Randy Gardner
Steven Still's is a virtual metronome! Watch him play and everything is precision and kept in time and tempo. I love watching this performance. CS&N would not be right without any one of them but Stills is the absolutely indispensable man.
steve read
Play it LOUD !!!
Kenny Houser
Jesus! How does it get better than this?
Cosmic Rock
Brilliant:)
Realitycleans
awesome
Thomas Mahoney
Stephen Stills kicks ass on that Martin guitar... A beautiful song
Jenn, Intuitive Psychic Medium
My favorite song of ALL TIME.
YankeeClippa
Stephen Stills killed it
Patty Boda
they are absolutely fabulous! they always make me happy, no matter what!
Silas Fatchett
Put the voices of Stills and Nash together and it's extraordinary. Add Crosby's voice and it becomes sublime.
tugg59
WHAT A GREAT VERSION OF THIS SONG
Madeline Musilek
wow i always listened to this music from my album I had back in the day. but we had no video..this is so great to watch these musicians actually singing this song. love this song forever
crazy eddie
What is Graham Nash on? I want an ounce.
To Tell The Truth
At 16 years of age I would actually drum to this song and may I say, I was awestruck with Stephen Stills in this video. I already knew how well accomplished Graham Nash was with BOTH this super group and and even greater group The Hollies and so it was eye opener to Stills on the guitar....he reminded me of Justin Hayward and John Lodge of the most creative group ever the Moody Blues....there are so many QUIETER guitarists out there who are never talked about while those who strum LOUD and often crazily get all the credits " Van Halen and Hendrix for example. Stills, touches and stokes the strings almost as if it were a harp ... so did Glenn Campbell.
ra nunley
stills does not get enough credit as a guitar player.
Vias
Beautiful, truly a classic.
Bambi Jacobs
I just found out that this song was written for Judy Collins as a way of winning her back! That makes it all the more sweeter! It didnt work though She married someone else but the song is history now!
Judy Kinne
I NEVER tire of hearing this rendition of "my" song ~ a Judy blue eyes !
dettigs
kayne west couldn't even do anything like this in his dreams..............simply amazing!!!!!
ace bass
Crosby looks comatoast in the video
My Blues Playlist
Fear is the lock, and laughter the key to your heart......
Steve from Texas
My all-time favorite group of their era...
Robert Longwill
stills is a great player too
Elena Dibiase
Wow! Such a beautiful arrangement of a perfect melody. This song played on my favorite classic hits radio station in January 1997 while I was on my way to the hospital for my OB ultrasound. My now 21 yr old son thinks I'm crazy when I tell him my story but every time I hear it, I smile and wipe a happy tear.
yolanda jerginson
I know music is an art and art is subjective. But, anybody who thumbsdown this, either just for funnzies or actually don't like it, need to take a handful of pain pills and quietly.....painlessly....fade....away.
shtak21able
Acoustic guitar magic
QuickPitch
Got chills.
Scott Russell
It's a gift that with all the greats dying off at an unbelievable pace of late, not only CSN are all still living and playing music, but Neil Young as well. I can't think of any other super group from the 60's or 70's that still has all it's members not only alive but still playing at a professional level. If any of us get a chance to see them live today, don't miss the opportunity. I saw CSN on the Southern Cross tour in Memphis and the concert was pure magic. I'm soon to be 53 years old and these guys a huge part of the sound track of my life and I'd have to assume the same holds true for many of us. Love these guys, and I'd pay just about any price to see CSN&Y just once more before they are gone.
da Ghost
Stills is a genius, Dave C. is a zombie, while Nash is feeling a little too into the music......HAH, nobody high here !
David E Dillman
Love the vocal harmony, ... 40 years on. But must honor Stephen Stills' guitar. The beauty of this song, ... then and now, makes me love what music is to Mankind. Thank you, CSN, ... and Stills for your joy and skill at guitar. Wow.
andre-pierre petit
absolument génial je l;ai adore excellents musiciens!!!!!! je joue moi du Crosby Still Nash sans oublier Neil Young bien sûr.
Jake the snake
I love Graham Nash here! he's awesome
Rick Sundberg
Steven Stills and his back up singer and a dancer.
Elaine S
This is so great. It is like I am watching this again for the first time.
terry moore
Agree with April 25th but then I cry a lot. Yes I've opened myself to be shamed but at my age it's the least of my worries.
greenbeagle13
Wow, amazing how GREAT that sounds live...! That guitar playing is sinful...!!