CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG ‘Deja Vu’ **STRICTLY LIMITED: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Ltd Edition 4CD/LP

$200.00

Only 1 left in stock (can be backordered)

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The 1970 classic expanded with demos, outtakes and unreleased material.  (We have been trying to get our hands on this incredibly well reviewed Deluxe Edition for months now…..and FINALLY have been able to fill some customer orders & have just TWO copies to offer…so GET IN QUICK…don’t feel confident we’ll be able to get any more!)

Sometimes, the only way to follow-up a best-selling critically acclaimed album is to do it all over again, only bigger. That’s the approach CrosbyStills & Nash took in 1970 with their follow-up to May 1969’s Crosby, Stills & Nash. They enlisted Neil Young to expand the trio into a quartet and spent six months hammering out arrangements in the studio, but in most other ways they simply repeated their magic trick of combining “big personalities, pristine voices and achingly personal lyrics”, as Cameron Crowe summarises in his liner notes. The same but bigger also describes this set, which in this STRICTLY LTD. EDITION BOXED SET is a 4CD/1LP . As well as the original album, there are 38 additional songs, many of which are previously unreleased.

These are divided into three categories, Demos, Outtakes and Alternates. They confirm two things about the sessions: firstly, that all four of the quartet were in the middle of a hot streak where songs were simply pouring out of them.  Joni Mitchell  was a ghost behind the machine of Déjà Vu, another massive talent only half-inside the tent as the inspiration for Nash’s “Our House” and the writer of “Woodstock”, which was memorably covered by Stills to close Side One. Here, delightfully, she finally has a physical presence thanks to one of two demos of “Our House”, which sees her singing a duet with Nash, giggling when he fluffs a line. It’s one of the highlights of the set, a real peek behind the corner into the soap-operatic personal lives that made Déjà Vu such a hit.

I think for so many of us, this remains an album that is just so loved, & one that ‘time travels’ extremely well, and this too would definitely be on my ‘desert island discs’ list!

*If you don’t want to immerse yourself in the ‘total experience’ of this remastered deluxe edition, we can always order you the single disc edition, which has also been remastered – ex USA….not on website, but call or email me?