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Carry On (4CD Box Set)


Carry On (4CD Box Set)

by Stephen Stills

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" Carry On celebrates the career of guitarist-singer-songwriter Stephen Stills in a new 4-CD box drawing on his legendary associations with CSN, CSNY, Buffalo Springfield, Manassas and of course, his solo projects and pairings with friends and colleagues. Producers Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein have compiled a retrospective of Stills’ 50+-year career including 82 tracks, 25 of which are previously unissued.

The four compact discs, primarily arranged in chronological order, touch on Stills’ numerous hits, from Buffalo Springfield’s era-defining For What It’s Worth (1967) to Crosby, Stills and Nash’s Southern Cross (1982) and Stills’ own Love the One You’re With (1970). But the plethora of previously unavailable tracks will be the real manna for collectors. The anthology’s very first track, Travelin’, was made by the 17-year old artist in Costa Rica, while one of its concluding tracks (2012’s Girl from the North Country) hails from Crosby, Stills and Nash’s sold-out five-night residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

This hour’s worth of rare material also premieres a selection from the storied Stills/Hendrix tapes. No-Name Jam is a 1970 recording of Stills playing opposite his friend Jimi Hendrix in London. Black Coral was released in 1976 by the Stills-Young Band, but the version included here features all four members of CSNY. Another tantalizing alternate is the 1970 recording of The Treasure. Included on the debut album by Stills’ band Manassas, the Carry On version was recorded by Stills, bassist Calvin Samuels and drummer Conrad Isidore during sessions for Stephen Stills 2. Of the many demos here, there are early attempts at Forty-Nine Reasons (which became the familiar 49 Bye-Byes) and The Lee Shore. Other previously unheard songs span many years in Stills’ long career, including Welfare Blues (1984), Little Miss Bright Eyes (1973), and Who Ran Away? (1968).

Graham Nash and Stanley Tajima Johnston have remixed a number of tracks for the first time such as Everydays, To A Flame, See The Changes, 4+20 and Change Partners. The latter recording features Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar. You’ll also find a newly-edited version of Stills performing Cuba Al Fin at the Havana Jam in 1979. Though not unreleased, many tracks are making their CD debut on the box set, like the single mix of Love the One You’re With. Stills’ song War Games, written for the 1983 film WarGames and included on the still out-of-print CSN album Allies, makes a welcome appearance.

Of the previously unreleased live tracks, CSN are heard on No Tears Left from 1997 at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and CSNY tackles Ole Man Trouble in a 2002 New York performance from Madison Square Garden, during which the band was joined by Booker T. Jones and Donald Duck Dunn. In addition to Hendrix, other collaborators heard on various tracks here include jazz, Latin and rock luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Maynard Ferguson, Ray Barretto, Willie Bobo, and Larry Harlow. You’ll also find a (relatively) rare Stills-Nash pairing on Traffic’s classic Dear Mr. Fantasy.

Carry On boasts a lavish 113-page booklet with rare photos and new liner notes by Michael O’Hara Garcia, David Bender, and Daniel Levitin" 

CD 1

Travelin’ – Stephen Stills*
High Flyin’ Bird – The Au Go Go Singers
Sit Down I Think I Love You – Buffalo Springfield
Go And Say Goodbye – Buffalo Springfield
For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
Everydays – Buffalo Springfield*
Pretty Girl Why – Buffalo Springfield
Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield
Rock ’n’ Roll Woman – Buffalo Springfield
Special Care – Buffalo Springfield
Questions – Buffalo Springfield
Uno Mundo – Buffalo Springfield
Four Days Gone – Buffalo Springfield
Who Ran Away? – Stephen Stills*
Forty-Nine Reasons – Stephen Stills*
Helplessly Hoping – Crosby, Stills & Nash
You Don’t Have To Cry – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills & Nash
4+20 – Stephen Stills*
So Begins The Task – Stephen Stills*
The Lee Shore – Stephen Stills*
Carry On/Questions – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Woodstock – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

CD 2

Love The One You’re With – Stephen Stills
Old Times Good Times – Stephen Stills
Black Queen – Stephen Stills
No-Name Jam – Stephen Stills & Jimi Hendrix*
Go Back Home – Stephen Stills
Marianne – Stephen Stills
My Love Is A Gentle Thing – Stephen Stills
Fishes And Scorpions – Stephen Stills
The Treasure – Stephen Stills*
To A Flame – Stephen Stills*
Cherokee – Stephen Stills
Song Of Love – Stephen Stills
Rock ’n’ Roll Crazies/Cuban Bluegrass – Stephen Stills
Jet Set (Sigh) – Stephen Stills
It Doesn’t Matter – Stephen Stills
Colorado – Stephen Stills
Johnny’s Garden – Stephen Stills
Change Partners – Stephen Stills*
Do For Others – Stephen Stills and Steve Fromholz*
Find The Cost Of Freedom – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young*
Little Miss Bright Eyes – Stephen Stills*
Isn’t It About Time – Stephen Stills

CD 3

Turn Back The Pages – Stephen Stills
First Things First – Stephen Stills*
My Angel – Stephen Stills*
Love Story – Stephen Stills
As I Come Of Age – Stephen Stills
Know You Got To Run – Stephen Stills*
Black Coral – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young*
I Give You Give Blind – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crossroads/You Can’t Catch Me – Stephen Stills*
See The Changes – Crosby, Stills & Nash*
Thoroughfare Gap – Stephen Stills
Lowdown – Stephen Stills
Cuba Al Fin (edit) – Stephen Stills
Dear Mr. Fantasy – Stephen Stills & Graham Nash
Spanish Suite – Stephen Stills
Feel Your Love – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Raise A Voice – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Daylight Again – Crosby, Stills & Nash

CD 4

Southern Cross – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dark Star – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Turn Your Back On Love – Crosby, Stills & Nash
War Games – Crosby, Stills & Nash
50/50 – Stephen Stills
Welfare Blues – Stephen Stills*
Church (Part Of Someone) – Stephen Stills*
I Don’t Get It – Stephen Stills
Isn’t It So – Stephen Stills
Haven’t We Lost Enough? – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Ballad Of Hollis Brown – Stephen Stills
Treetop Flyer – Stephen Stills
Heart’s Gate – Stephen Stills
Girl From The North Country – Crosby, Stills & Nash*
Feed The People – Stephen Stills
Panama – Crosby, Stills & Nash
No Tears Left – Crosby, Stills & Nash*
Ole Man Trouble – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young*
Ain’t It Always – Stephen Stills
(*) denotes previously unreleased track