Monday, June 22, 2015

CS&N - Allies

Had to get a better bit rate of my vinyl copy, and figured, I might as well share this long out of print album. According to the interwebs, there was a limited CD run, and these can go for $150 and higher on Amazon and eBay. Vinyl copies can be had at more sane prices. Anyways, here's a not so well respected, but IMO, a nice album from CSN.

The rest of the text here is copied from Wikipedia:
The album starts off with two studio recordings. The lead track "War Games" was written for the 1983 film WarGames and was released as a single by the group, which peaked at #45 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song was used in initial early promotional theatrical trailers and in a promotional video for MTV, but their participation in the project was cancelled at the last moment. The MTV video for the song was composed solely of scenes from the movie. The second studio track, "Raise A Voice" by Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, was appended to the 2006 re-issue of Daylight Again as a bonus track.
The rest of the album consists of live recordings from two different tours. The tracks "Shadow Captain" and "For Free" were recorded in Houston, Texas, on the 1977 tour for the CSN album. Presumably they were chosen as they were strong David Crosby performances, something becoming more difficult for Crosby to muster evidenced by his minimal participation on the band's previous studio album as he dealt with personal difficulties that would eventually lead to his time in prison. The rest of the album derives from a show at the New Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, on the 1982 tour to promote Daylight Again.

1. War Games (Stills) - 2:18 *
2. Raise A Voice (Nash/Stills) - 2:31 *
3. Turn Your Back On Love (Stills) - 5:04 **
4. Barrel of Pain (Nash) - 5:46 **
5. Shadow Captain (Crosby) - 4:30 ***
6. Dark Star (Stills) - 4:48 **
7. Blackbird (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 2:30 **
8. For Free (Joni Mitchell) - 3:48 ***
9. Wasted On The Way (Nash) - 2:37 **
10. For What It's Worth (Stills) - 5:38 **

(* Studio Track, Recorded in Los Angeles, California, 1983)
(** Recorded Live at the New Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, California, 1982)
(*** Recorded Live in Houston, Texas, 1977)

David Crosby: vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Craig Doerge: keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizer
Michael Finnigan: vocals, keyboards
James Newton Howard: keyboards
Danny Kortchmar: guitar
Joe Lala: percussion
Graham Nash: vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
George Perry: bass
Jeff Porcaro: drums
Michael Stergis: rhythm guitar
Stephen Stills: vocals, guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Efrain Toro: percussion
Joe Vitale: drums

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I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

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