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- Fecha de lanzamiento original: 2 de noviembre de 2009
- Número de discos: 2
- Formato: CD, CD+DVD
- Sello: Wea
- ASIN: B002KVSJFK
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Live At Shepherd'S Bush (+ Dvd) CD, CD+DVD
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Membre de CSN&Y, (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), retrouvez Stephen Stills sur scène lors de ce concert enregistré à Londres le 11 octobre 2008. Stephen Stills revisite les standards de CSN mais aussi de Buffalo Springfi eld et de son groupe Manassas. INCLUS : "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" "Love The One You're With" "For What It's Worth"
Lista de canciones:
1. "Treetop Flyer [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
2. "4 + 20 [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
3. "Johnny's Garden [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008](Acoustic Album Version)"
4. "Change Partners [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008](Acoustic Album Version)"
5. "Girl From The North Country [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
6. "Blind Fiddler [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
7. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
8. "Isn't It About Time [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Album Version)"
9. "Rock & Roll Woman [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008](Electric Album Version)"
10. "Wrong Thing To Do [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008](Electric Album Version)"
11. "Wounded World / Rocky Mountain Way [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Album Version)"
12. "Bluebird [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Album Version)"
13. "For What It's Worth [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Album Version)"
14. "Love The One You're With [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Album Version)"
1. "Treetop Flyer [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
2. "4 + 20 [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
3. "Johnny's Garden [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
4. "Change Partners [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
5. "Girl From The North Country [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
6. "Blind Fiddler [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
7. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Acoustic Video Version)"
8. "Isn't It About Time [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
9. "Rock & Roll Woman [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
10. "Wrong Thing To Do [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
11. "Wounded World / Rocky Mountain Way [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
12. "Bluebird [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
13. "For What It's Worth [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
14. "Love The One You're With [Live at Shepherd's Bush, 2008] (Electric Video Version)"
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The show is split into solo acoustic and electric band sets, and rather than following a strict timeline, Stills has arranged the songs into a program that makes for a good show, with crowd-pleasing favorites placed strategically among the deeper album cuts. The solo tunes show Stills to still be a powerful acoustic picker (both finger and flat-pick), and though his singing voice is rough in spots, the song introductions and storytelling are incredibly engaging. Best of all, the disc provides generous helpings of between-song continuity and gives you a good sense of how the show felt as a whole. This is a document of a live concert performance rather than a cleanly edited set of live songs.
The show kicks off with "Tree Top Flyer," a 1968 solo tune that didn't appear on a commercial release until CS&N tackled it fifteen years later. Fan favorites "4+20" and "Change Partners" bracket a touching version of the Manassas tune "Johnny's Garden," and a couple of covers, Dylan's "Girl From the North Country" and the traditional "Blind Fiddler" show off some of Stills' own favorites. The acoustic set closes with a 9-minute rendition of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" that shows off Stills' blistering guitar skills, and provides a transition to the electric band set. The second set opens with the little heard "Isn't It About Time," from the second Manassas album, and unlike the chestnuts that follow, the arrangement and performance sound very fresh as Stills adds some meaty Stratocaster playing.
The Buffalo Springfield numbers are a mixed bag. They're stretched into jams that give Stills an opportunity to show that his guitar can reach heights that his voice can't always follow. "Rock & Roll Woman" retains its passion, "Bluebird" is reworked enthusiastically to fit Stills' limited vocal range, but a bluesy 7-minute version of "For What It's Worth" can't muster the vocal pungency of 1966, despite its on-going political relevance. Overall, Stills sounds more enthusiastic about the material that's newer to him, including his own "Wounded World" and the Petty and Walsh covers.
The widescreen DVD offers the same track line-up as the CD, though with the option of DTS Surround. The only extras are a short intro clip by Stills and credit-roll clips in which Stills discusses the set list. The lighting and videography are excellent, giving viewers a chance to see close-ups of Stills singing and picking. He sells his songs with facial expressions, postures and body movements, and his lack of vocal flexibility is more than made up for by watching him rip on guitar. This is a nicely selected mix of hits and album cuts, performed with the freedom of someone with nothing left to prove. CD and DVD discs are packaged in a three-panel cardboard slipcase. [©2009 hyperbolium dot com]
Stills looks healthier, and by his own admission, feels so. His voice is coming back, much as Levon Helm's has, and that's just amazingly great news. While there is no new material here, the renditions, now from a 63 year old campaigner and defender of democracy, a cancer survivor, and a man who has lived his life with eyes open and his mind on, all sound brand spanking new and infused with an insight that comes from the road thus travelled. It ain't the years, it's the mileage, and Stills delivers a triumphant survey of his work. He has found different registers in which to cast his voice and the songs he has written. For my money, I think his take on Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Rock and Roll Woman eclipse the CSN and Buffalo Springfield versions. The loss in both songs is more palpable, the tragedy accepted with a wisdom that knows one's life runs against time. His sense of humour is spot on throughout and there is even a sense of self deprecation, first evident in his tumble during the Deja Vu film and now in his wry asides about his own youthful perceptions found in Four and Twenty.
There is a clarity of tone to his guitar playing that I haven't heard in ages and his command of his instrument and the Latin and American blues that are the bedrock of his influences ring with an authenticity that has been enhanced by age, by life. There isn't a lick throughout that is there as showmanship. Every harmonic, every chord and key sequence, every pluck and plectrum strike rings with authority. He takes on Dylan's "Girl From The North Country" and makes it his own - absolutely an astounding delivery. And the man looks like he's having fun.
Stills has questioned whether he still has it, whether the Muse is still speaking to him, or if he can, through his tinnitus, still hear her. Based solely on this performance, I'd encourage him to keep at it. He has very clearly prepared himself in such a way that the Music is as much playing him as he the music. In short, in the words of another English guitarist, he has prepared himself so that Music can lean over and take him into its confidence. To that end, I would hope he will continue to sing, play, compose. He has something worthwhile to say, and I very mcuh want to listen to him. For all his afflictions from a life such as his, he is a man alive with his muse and that's cause for celebration. Isn't it about time?
After the break he dives into a solid electric performance backed by a congenial band anchored by the always inventive drumming of long time musical partner Joe Vitale. And here the show really takes flight with classics like "Bluebird", "For What it's Worth", "Dark Star". But also some lesser known tunes like "Rock & Roll Woman" and the stylish "I Wanna Make Love To You" (from the Stills-Young album).
The often reclusive Stills comes across here as a humorous and relaxed performer facing a great and enthusiastic crowd. The days when he was a pioneering artist may be long gone, but he can sure still deliver a magnificient evening armed with a collection of songs many others would have to envy him. Blues, rock, country, latin, impressive wah-wah drenched psychedelic solos all blend into one.
Like the recent brilliant album of Manassas outtakesPiecesthis is essential stuf for any CSN(Y) fan.
The versions of Rock N Roll Woman and Bluebird were delightful. After the concert I was thinking how lucky I was to hear those songs once again, but how unlucky it was that I could replay those songs as they were performed that night again.
But low and behold.....here comes this CD and DVD with those two songs included. It was pretty much the same versions without Crosby and Nash singing harmony. I like the new arrangements and the guitar solos as well. The makeup of the band makes Stills' song stand out more....no organ, percussions, extra singers, or other guitar players. It's a simple rock band with one guitar - one solo instrument. And I loved it.
As a guitarist myself, I haven't been a huge fan of Stills' electric guitar solos. But over the last decade, he's learned some new tricks (techniques) to create better sustained notes and bends. He'll never be as fluid as Clapton, but in a live setting with a song like Rock N Roll Woman, this guy can really soar.
I'm so happy that this album came out and want to encourage any CSN or Buffalo Springfield fan to get it and listen to the new energy of Mr. Stephen Stills. Even his singing was surprisingly good for a guy who we all thought had completely lost it vocally.
I am a long-time fan of Stephen and his musical compadres myself; I learned to finger-pick with some of his songs and have seen him a number of times over the years. On listening to this CD my honest reaction is... He just sounds very tired throughout most of it, as if he can barely stand up and get the song out.
I won't go through a critique of the individual songs here, most of them (though certainly not all) would be negative and there is no point in it. I can just say that by the time he reached the end of Rock & Roll Women, in which he removes the most energetic and demanding bars of the original tune, I realized this live CD was not created for artistic reasons. There is nothing new or interesting here, there is just Stills doing what he can in terms of performance at this late point in his career.
Of course Stephen and the CSN gang need to continue making a living, and I am glad that they have it and what enjoyment they still derive from performing their old material. But if I review this CD honestly and only with regard to the music herein, I don't know who I could recommend it to.