Monday, March 23, 2015

RARE STILLS


Stephen Stills - Wooden Music Compilation

01 How Have You Been (Winterland 1969-11-13) 3:51 
02 Bluebird (Fillmore East 1970-06-30) 3:15 
03 As I Come Of Age (w/CSN - Fillmore East 1970-06-06) 3:30 
04 Move Around (w/Manassas - Amsterdam 1972-03-22) 5:11 
05 Thoroughfare Gap (bluegrass version w/Manassas) Down The Road outtake 2:14 
06 Know You Got To Run (ABC's "In Concert" 1973-02-21) 5:51 
07 4 + 20 (harmony version w/CSN - Seattle 1974-07-09) 3:17 
08 See The Changes (w/CSN - Lakeland, FL 1977-11-19) 3:58 
09 One Moment At A Time (Berkeley 1978-09-04) 5:17 
10 In The Way (Afternoon Exchange - Cleveland 1980-08-18) 3:46 
11 Everybody's Talkin' (Davis, CA 1985-05-21) 4:21 
12 Haven't We Lost Enough (w/CSN - Rockline 1990-09-13) 4:04 
13 Helplessly Hoping (w/CSN - Rockline 1990-09-13) 2:47 
14 It Won't Go Away (London 1992-10-08) 5:37 
15 Dolphins (Jim Ladd's living room 2001-07-26) 4:22 
16 Man Of Constant Sorrow (Switzerland County, IN 2001-11-15) 3:00 
17 The Heart's Gate (Rapid City, SD 2003-04-03) 3:52 
18 Acadienne (Gainesville 2003-10-23) 3:15 
19 Daylight Again/Find The Cost Of Freedom (complete version w/Manassas - BBC 1970-11-16) 7:01 

Notes:

01 How Have You Been (Winterland 1969-11-13) 3:51 

This is the only known performance of one of the rarest released CSN songs. It's a solo performance by Stills. According to the Euro author?s book, Crosby strained his voice at a rally that day and they had to make some quick setlist changes. 

02 Bluebird (Fillmore East 1970-06-30) 3:15 

Dylan was in the audience and Stills had been drinking and was showing off for Bob. According to Zimmer's CSN biography, Stills went out to do one acoustic song and he did four.As the applause dies on Bluebird, Stills says, "I haven't done that ever that way in front of people". These words were for the benefit of Dylan. 

03 As I Come Of Age (w/CSN - Fillmore East 1970-06-06) 3:30 

Performed in shows in 1970, 1974 and 1978, one performance in 1977 and also a TV performance in 1991. Released on the CBS album "Stills" in 1975. This is NOT the official version, which tracks at 2:36

04 Move Around (w/Manassas - Amsterdam 1972-03-22) 5:11

The first Manassas concert at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the first performance of the song. It was played only 4 or 5 times. 

05 Thoroughfare Gap (bluegrass version w/Manassas) Down The Road outtake 2:14 

The song was re-recorded and released as a title cut 6 years later. 

06 Know You Got To Run (ABC's "In Concert" 1973-02-21) 5:51 

"This is a banjo, that is a beer", An infamous quote broadcast on national television. A Manassas show at Bananafish Gardens, NY. 
The airdate was March 30, 1973. 

07 4 + 20 (harmony version w/CSN - Seattle 1974-07-09) 3:17

The opener for the CSNY '74 tour in Seattle. This was the first performance of 4+20 as CSN intended for the song to be released on Deja Vu. Someone at Atlantic, probably Ahmet, stepped in and decided to release it as a solo song. 

08 See The Changes (w/CSN - Lakeland, FL 1977-11-19) 3:58 

I think that ?See The Changes? is as good, or even better, harmony song than Helplessly Hoping. Performed only in 1977 and 1982. 

09 One Moment At A Time (Berkeley 1978-09-04) 5:17 

Bread and Roses concert. An unreleased Stills original song. AKA "When Love Becomes A Trial". The only performance of this song. 

10 In The Way (Afternoon Exchange - Cleveland 1980-08-18) 3:46 

A performance on a local TV station in Cleveland before a Stills Band show that night. The only performance of this song. 

11 Everybody's Talkin' (Davis, CA 1985-05-21) 4:21 
 ("sing it twice") Stills does a little tribute to Freddie Neil in the middle of the song. 

12 Haven't We Lost Enough (w/CSN - Rockline 1990-09-13) 4:04

The first and only performance of the song, "not even in the studio", by CSN. They recorded their parts separately for the released version. Stills did the song solo, one time, in a TV appearance on November 30, 1990. 

13 Helplessly Hoping (w/CSN - Rockline 1990-09-13) 2:47 

("her helicopter hovers nearby") A little twist on a CSN standard. Stills first used the line in stage banter at Woodstock. 

14 It Won't Go Away (London 1992-10-08) 5:37

A rarely performed song and this was two years before it's release. 

15 Dolphins (Jim Ladd's living room 2001-07-26) 4:22 

A Fred Neil song done in tribute, Freddie died the week before. CSN performed the song, only once, in the tour opener that year in Clarkston, MI on August 13. 

16 Man Of Constant Sorrow (Switzerland County, IN 2001-11-15) 3:00 

A folk/blues standard popularized in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Dylan did the song on his debut LP in 1962. 

17 The Heart's Gate (Rapid City, SD 2003-04-03) 3:52

An unreleased (to this date) Stills original and it's beautiful, played in the Hawaiian slack key style. 

18 Acadienne (Gainesville 2003-10-23) 3:15 

An unreleased (to this date) Stills original. Stills has been performing the song in a Cajun flavored band arrangement for several years. This is the first solo performance of the song that I've heard and it works!! 

19 Daylight Again/Find The Cost Of Freedom (complete version w/Manassas - BBC 1970-11-16) 7:01

DA/FTCOF performed in it's complete arrangement, a seven minute suite. Stills performed this version several times, each time with different lyrics. Stills comments about the song from the box set booklet: 
"Daylight Again was actually a precursor to "Find The Cost Of Freedom", but for years all I had was the tune and the first line..... I was in Williamsburg, VA, drunk and burnt out and dead tired. At the end of the concert I began to play the song. I didn't have any words, but I continued to play. I closed my eyes and went into a trance and saw a movie. It was a talking dream where I went back 112 years, to the Civil War. The lyrics just flowed through me like an automatic poem. I sang them as they came into my head and a whole story unfolded. When the concert was over I rushed backstage and madly tried to reconstruct the lyrics. It's a war song, not just a Civil War song. 

TT 78:36 



5 comments:

snakeboy said...

A lot of interesting and intriguing music here. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the share Stephen Stills is an under appreciated talent.


Regards


Rhod

drogos said...

Hello,
very nice compilation. Many thanks for sharing and also for your comments regarding each tune.
Best regards,
Robert

Robert Henry said...

the first song - How have you been - This is the only known performance of one of the rarest released CSN songs. Is actually a John Sebastian song from his first LP

24HOURDEJAVU said...

Thanks for info and Thank You for taking time to comment Bill

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