FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Detail DÉJÀ VU 50th Anniversary Reissue
One of the most anticipated releases of 1970 is now among the most coveted albums of 2021: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's instantly classic Deja Vu, the record that brought Neil Young into the fold and launched one of the most beloved--and contentious--outfits in history.
DEJA VU: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION will be available from Rhino on May 14 for $99.98. Presented in a 12 x 12 hardcover book, the collection comes illustrated with rarely seen photos from the era and annotated by writer/filmmaker Cameron Crowe, whose revealing liner notes recount the making of the album through stories told by the people who were there, including David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. On the same day, a deluxe vinyl version will also be available with the full content across 5 LPs of 180-gram vinyl. The deluxe vinyl version is available for pre-order now exclusively at CSNY50.com and Rhino.com for $249.98. The music will also be available on digital download and streaming services and in high-resolution audio at www.neilyoungarchives.com. All purchases come with a high-res digital download.
Among the rare and previously unreleased tracks on the expanded edition of the record: the second take of "4+20," with Steven Stills delivering a much smoother vocal than what's heard on the original record: "I pretty much realized that it had a dramatic quality to it, but they said, 'Do another one just to be safe.' So I did another one, and now you've got both of them," Stills told Rolling Stone. "This one is orange and that one is green. Of course, they'll tell me that I'm completely wrong and I have it backwards, which is pretty much par for the course."
Another previously unreleased highlight: the song "Birds": "I know it's just me and Neil doing it with his acoustic guitar, but that's a beautiful piece of music," Nash revealed. "It's me trying to be the best harmony singer I can be with somebody of the stature of Neil Young. I don't want to stick out singing extra words that he's not singing. I have to be on my game. And 'Birds' is a perfect example of that." Listen to it below.
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