Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s ‘Déjà Vu’ Gets 50th Anniversary Reissue
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s’ Déjà Vu gets a 50th anniversary reissue featuring the original album remastered as well as over two hours of unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate takes.
In America in 1970 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s’ Déjà Vu was the most-anticipated new album. Fifty-one years later, it’s one of the most famous albums in rock history with legendary songs, including Carry On and Teach Your Children, that still resonate today.
The 50th anniversary deluxe edition is 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.
Crowe recalls in the liner notes that “Déjà Vu caught the zeitgeist perfectly” and “might just be the legendary band’s most accurate portrait of their fiery individualism.” Of this new deluxe edition, Crowe opines: “50 years later, with the sonic aperture fully opened, it’s a wide-screen look at the big picture of Déjà Vu, with more music, including a batch of surprises, unseen photos, and a lot more clarity.”
On the new anniversary edition, the album’s original 10 tracks are joined by 38 more to add nearly two-and-a-half hours of music that includes demos, outtakes, and alternate takes – most of which are previously unreleased. Among them is Know You Got To Run, the first song the quartet recorded during its first session on 15 July at the house Stills was renting from Peter Tork in Studio City.
Other unreleased highlights include the demo for Crosby’s Almost Cut My Hair; Stills’ outtake for Bluebird Revisited; and Young’s alternate version of Helpless featuring harmonica. Also making its debut on the set is a delightful version of Our House that features Nash singing with the song’s inspiration, Joni Mitchell.
You can listen to a previously unreleased demo of Birds below.
A new line of Crosby Stills Nash & Young Déjà Vu-themed, organic merchandise made from sustainably sourced materials is also available today exclusively at CSNY50.com
The album will be given an expansive 4CD/1LP collection that includes a pristine version of the original album on both 180-gram vinyl and CD and will be available on 14 May 2021 and you can pre-order it now here.
A deluxe, 180g vinyl version will also be available with the full content across five LPs. The deluxe vinyl version is available for pre-order now exclusively at CSNY50.com and the Dig! store. The music will also be available on digital download and streaming services and in high-resolution audio at www.neilyoungarchives.com. Customers that purchase any version of the release at CSNY50.com will receive a high-resolution download version as well.