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Monday, 21 October 2013

A welcome feeling of déjà vu as legends carry on

WHEN your calling card is a silky smooth three-part vocal harmony blend, it's not a given that you can still cut it more than 40 years on.
And the fact that Crosby, Stills and Nash have endured countless trials and tribulations in those ensuing decades made this by no means the cosy classic rock proposition it might appear at first glance.
It's Stephen Stills who faced the biggest challenge here. Various health issues have meant his vocals can now be wayward to say the least. Bizarrely, his falsetto was fine, it's his mid-range which seemed more unpredictable. His guitar playing, on the other hand, made up for it with several scene-stealing turns.
Despite hoovering up the Gross National Product of Colombia in his darkest days, David Crosby's voice remains a thing of wonder. Graham Nash, too, is in very fine fettle.


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