Crosby, Stills & Nash: CSN - The DVDs
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The word is perfect.
I can imagine no improvement. An acoustic concert, an electric concert, and a career retrospective, all brilliant. Perfect. It's as if CSN had answered prayers I never coherently formed. At no time does it become even faintly repetitive, because every song is different, every time: those guys always add something new, usually something surprising that then seems inevitable in retrospect.
Rhino did a really first-rate job of packaging and presentation, too. The discs are clearly related, a set, but they're not wearing uniforms. Great covers and liner notes on all three. Painless DVD menu process...and I love the defacing of J. Edgar in the opening FBI Warning sequence. Terrific video and audio throughout. A class act all the way.
Robert Heinlein once said some things are just perfection of their kind, and the only possible improvement is a whole new design approach. The examples he gave were the M-1 carbine and the Goony Bird airplane. This DVD set is another one.
Mind you, I still want a Crosby-Nash DVD titled LAY ME DOWN, featuring James Raymond, and a CPR live concert DVD, and a CSNY FREEDOM OF SPEECH `06 DVD...and I want `em real bad. But this will hold me over.
The historical footage traces the early days of the three of them well and helps bolster the notion that Nash at one point was really a major catalyst to the effort. Always though, Crosby is the one who rivets your attention. From the start, he was the creative genius, the one in the group who cast aside the ropes and flew far too close to the sun. Yet had he not, the power of his music and observations would not ring with the accuracy that they do today.
What's really missing is Ol Shakey's JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST. I have never figured out why he thinks he is exercising meticulous artistic integrity, but then I was born in Ottawa. They get loopier as you go West. JOURNEY would round out the nascent period in the lives of these four, at least up to the mid-70's.
As a package, get it if you don't have the other 2. Otherwise wait, Rhino is sure to issue the third sooner or later.
are a nice contrast, my sis and bro in law and I sure enjoyed them. We saw them in OKC a couple of years ago, so this was
a great education after seeing them live. The DVD of their unplugged concert in San Franscisco is so very good. They play a lot together, and a lot
of each of their songs. Of course live they always change it up some, especially as they get older. The audience sang along a lot
and it was . . to use a 60's term . . a "lovefest" of CSN and the audience. You won't be disappointed.
Also got an extra DVD showing the history of the group with some archival videos of the Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds.
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Loved it great old concerts some a bit blurry but old old film. If your a fan it is a must havePublished 12 months ago by cltate
I may not agree with their politics but they sure have some great music.Published 14 months ago by Daniel
3 dvd's of csn 2 concerts great videos wish they're were more videos of them from whatever time periodsPublished 21 months ago by mitchell a.
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