Personnel: Graham Nash (vocals, guitar, piano); David Crosby (vocals, guitar); David Lindley (slide guitar, violin); Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Craig Doerge (melodica, piano, synthesizer); Tim Drummond (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums).
Producers: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Gooch, Stephen Barncard.
Reissue producers: Stephen Barncard, Mike Ragogna.
Recorded live between 1975 & 1977. Includes liner notes by Steve Silberman.
Digitally remastered by Erick Labson (1999, MCA Music Media Studios).
Personnel: Graham Nash (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); David Crosby (vocals, guitar); David Lindley (guitar, violin); Danny Kortchmar (guitar); Craig Doerge (melodica, piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Russ Kunkel (drums).
Audio Remixers: Don Gooch; Stephen Barncard.
Recording information: Anaheim, CA (09/07/1975-09/11/1976); Blossom Music Festival, Akron O (09/07/1975-09/11/1976); Garden State Art Center, Homdel (09/07/1975-09/11/1976); Shaffer Festival, New York NY (09/07/1975-09/11/1976); Syria Mosque, Pittsburg PA (09/07/1975-09/11/1976).
Photographer: Henry Diltz.
This is an expanded version of the original 1977 album. Two excellent Crosby songs are added, namely "Bittersweet," (originally on WIND ON THE WATER) and the previously unreleased "King of the Mountain," a meditation on celebrity that elicits an impressive atonal introduction from keyboard player Craig Doerge.
The players here are all veterans of Crosby and Nash's studio albums, and the music has a distinctly jazz feel. Anyone chancing upon the intro to LIVE's version of "Deja Vu" might well imagine they were listening to Weather Report or the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Meanwhile, Crosby and Nash's harmonies are as impeccable as ever (amazingly so, given Crosby's well-publicized drug proclivities at the time), and the album rocks far more than you might expect, with both Danny Kortchmar and David Lindley contributing surprisingly aggressive solos.