Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's legendary 1974 tour is memorialized with today's release of "CSNY 1974," which comes in a single-disc version and a three CD/DVD package with live videos of eight songs.
The tour was among the largest ever rock 'n' roll treks to that point, taking the superstar quartet, on the road for the first time in three years, into both arenas and stadiums.
Graham Nash, who spearheaded the "CSNY 1974" project, tells us he's still somewhat amazed at what transpired that year:
"I gotta just laugh. I mean, it was ridiculous; there were four guys at the heights of our popularity, you know, hundreds of thousands of people want to come to see us. We thought we were King Shit as a band...I laugh now when I think about it. I think it is in part relief that we made it through, you know? I mean, it was so excessive. It was so drug-ladened. It was so limousine, helicopter, lobster after dinner. It was full of that, but that's what it was...We were in too much of a, 'Man, we're pulling this off. This is ridiculously good' and the rest of the shit is, you know, all baubles and bangles, all strung under the Christmas tree. We were the Christmas tree, and of the other shit just fell off."
CSNY split up after the 1974 tour, not reuniting again until the Live Aid concert in 1985. The group has recorded two more studio albums, 1988's "American Dream" and 1999's "Looking Forward" and toured again in 2000 and 2002.