by Andy Greene - Rolling Stone
Rarely played live track makes appearance on upcoming box set
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are just three weeks away from releasing their long-awaited live collection CSNY 1974. In the past few weeks, we've debuted David Crosby's "Almost Cut My Hair" and Stephen Stills' "Change Partners," so it's time for a Graham Nash song. Check out an exclusive preview of "Pre-Road Downs" live from 1974 below.
The Nash-penned track first appeared on Crosby, Stills and Nash's eponymous 1969 debut album. CSN have played it a handful of times over the past few years, but it's mainly brought out on special occasions, like their 2012 gig at New York's Beacon Theater where they played the first album in sequence.
CSNY 1974 hits shelves on July 8th and was produced by Joel Bernstein and Graham Nash. "This is the most difficult project I've ever done in my recording life," Nash told Rolling Stone. "That's largely because of other people's agendas and trying to please four people at the same time. It only took us a year to actually do the physical work, but it took three or four years to get that work together."
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young haven't toured since 2006, but CSN remain a steady touring unit nearly every year. The next leg of their tour begins July 2nd in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.