NEW GRAHAM NASH COMPILATION FEATURES ORIGINAL HOME DEMOS

Graham Nash will release a 30-track career retrospective, titled Over The Years on June 29th. The set, which is available as a double-disc collection and digital release, will be issued on August 31st as a 15-track, double-LP version, featuring an etching on “Side Four.” The anthology features tracks from Crosby, Stills, & NashCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungCrosby & Nash; and Nash on his own. The new collection’s second disc features a selection of Nash’s personal demos of his best-known tracks taped between 1968 and 1980.

Nash said in the press release for the new set, “It does my heart good to present my songs this way. I hope that listeners will enjoy hearing the demos of my songs — how my demos of ‘Our House,’ ‘Teach Your Children,’ and others turned into the records that have endured Over The Years, how I started writing them, and how they became the now familiar recordings when they were released.” As with all the box sets for Crosby, Stills, & Nash and their solo works, Over The Years was compiled by Nash and longtime CSN associate Joel Bernstein.

  • Graham Nash told us he realized the importance of incorporating meaning into his songwriting craft after first linking up with David Crosby and Stephen Stills[“I had met David and Steven and I began to realize listening to people like John (Lennon) and Paul (McCartney) and Bob Dylan and stuff like that, it wasn’t enough to just Moon, June, screw me in the back of the car-kind of songs. The songs had to move you, and they had to be about something. And they had to be about something relatively important.”] SOUNDCUE(:19 OC: . . . something relatively important)
  • Nash, whose been writing songs for over six decades now, still finds the process both familiar and mysterious: [“The truth is I’ll find out what I already know. Y’know, we don’t know what it is. I have no idea how it happens. I’m glad that it does, and for songwriters it’s quite simple — you wake up in the morning, and you deal with your day, and the stuff that affects you, you write about it. I mean, I must’ve saved myself millions of dollars in psychiatry fees.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . in psychiatry fees)
  • Graham Nash will next perform on June 30th in Canazei, Italy

The full tracklisting for Graham Nash’s Over The Years is:

Disc One
“Marrakesh Express”
“Military Madness”
“Immigration Man”
“Just A Song Before I Go”
“I Used To Be King” (previously unreleased mix)
“Better Days” (previously unreleased mix)
“Simple Man”
“Teach Your Children”
“Lady Of The Island”
“Wind On The Water”
“Our House”
“Cathedral”
“Wasted On The Way”
“Chicago/We Can Change The World”
“Myself At Last”

Disc Two: The Demos
“Marrakesh Express” – London, 1968
“Horses Through A Rainstorm” – London, 1968
“Teach Your Children” – Hollywood, 1969
“Pre-Road Downs” – Hollywood, 1969
“Our House” – San Francisco, 1969
“Right Between The Eyes” – San Francisco, 1969
“Sleep Song” – San Francisco, 1969
“Chicago” – Hollywood, 1970
“Man In The Mirror” – Hollywood, 1970
“Simple Man” – Hollywood, 1970
“I Miss You” – San Francisco, 1972
“You’ll Never Be The Same” – San Francisco, 1972
“Wind On The Water” – San Francisco, 1975
“Just A Song Before I Go” – San Francisco, 1976
“Wasted On The Way” – Oahu, 1980

 

  • Graham Nash North American tour dates (subject to change):
    September 20 – The Woodlands, TX – The Big Barn
    September 21 – Arlington, TX – Arlington Music Hall
    September 23 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
    September 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room

SOURCE: Press release

SIDE NOTES

  • Now out on paperback is Graham Nash‘s 2013 autobiography, called, Wild Takes: A Rock & Roll Life. Wild Tales chronicles Nash’s childhood in Northern England, which was clouded with his father’s false imprisonment for theft, his time in the Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, and beyond.

FAST FACTS

  • In 2009, Graham Nash released the three-disc career retrospect called Reflections. Among the classic tracks featured on the 64-song set are Nash’s Hollies hits “On A Carousel,” “Carrie Anne,” and “King Midas In Reverse,” along with the CSN/CSNY standards “Marrakesh Express,” “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” and “Wasted On The Way.”

CHECK IT OUT: CSN on November 28th, 1982 performing “Cathedral” live in Los Angeles: