what ? you're not dreaming, we're ain't back in 1975 but truly in
2005. I also did not forget any "Y" or "S".
David CROSBY and Graham NASH had really given à
show yesterday March the 23rd in real fully "Casino de Paris".
David CROSBY and Graham NASH represent (for me) the most efficient
vocal parts inside CSN & Y. The relationship between
those two guys have always been less conflictual than for exemple
the one between STILLS and CROSBY or STILLS
Four studio records and a whole lot of gigs have create a strong
friendship and a real complicity between them. Their voices have
reached an amazing level of harmony to ear them sing is believe
me, a kind of magic.
This concert in Paris is the
previous one of a european tour started last February the 3rd in
Amsterdam (Netherlands) and finishing the next 24th of March in
the same city, some way we can say the circle has endend but...a
huge surprise have to come next June, but we're all sur gonna need
to have some...patience.
Anyway let's start this chronicle relating a fabulous gig given
by the most wonderful vocal duet ever seen (yeah babe yeah).
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Consecutively to their last record
(back in 2004), these two sweet little sixty boys will play tonight
plugged and electrified songs. The gig started by the highwired
"Militrary madness" , this title will introduced a leitmotiv
including critics against the Bush administration either through
the songs they will sing than through the dialogs they both will
give all along the show.
War, nuke energy, religion, all these topics will be approched like
an endless fight !
The public react as one. The public was mostly composed by people
around 45 years old, it was fun to see all this people acting like
if they were glued to the 70's smell (see what I mean ?), I must
confess, I like this kind of (motley ?) crow.
Old tunes from CN, CSN and CSNY as "Southbound Train",
"Carry me", "Marrakesh express", "Long
time gone", "In my dream", "Cathedral",
"Déjà vu", "Guinnevere", "Just
a song before I go", "Wooden ships" were played with
most recent ones as "Lay me down", "Milkyway tonight",
"They want it all", "Puppeteer"...
All these songs played one through another in a wonderful way, kick
out the public higher and higher, to see and ear Graham NASH (always
without any shoes on stage !) and David CROSBY like if we're back
on "good old times man" when drugs haven't already broken
and make vanish in the air most of their artistics gifts, these
guys have been and still some rock n' roll giants.
Tonight I've forget all this shit 'cause this guys are there and
the pleasure they give and make them forget the whole rest.
guitars come one through anothers, GIBSON, MARTIN, FENDER... but,
for my despair the acoustic parts will be the less during the show.
The CN band is composed by Stevie Distanislao on drums, Andrew Ford
bass guitar, both coming from CPR (CROSBY PEVAR RAYMOND), Dean PARKS
guitar and James RAYMOND on keyboards (David CROSBY' son also from
CPR). RAYMOND as also been part of the vocals with an extreme higly
voice wich sometimes break the spell.
Dean PARKS as done a great job playing old tunes with is own sensibility,
well done man !
The higher intensity has been definitively
reached with "Critical Mass" and the "a capella"
introduction on "Wind on the water".
It's the first time ever (as far as I know) that some live voices
replaced during a show the usual tapes, these tapes are most of
the times followed by a Commander Cousteau whales report. It really
has been the most intensive moment, this song is so beautiful it
contains so much emotion...it knocked me on my seat, sweet emotion
man, sweet emotion.
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When CROSBY starts "Almost cut
my hair", it breaks all down, the whole crow shout, jump, kick
off their jams... We're in, I saw some old boys in trance if pots
were allowed they will sure spin all round oh man how good it is
to be old !!!
CROSBY suddenly break all the rules with his voice, he was so discreet
'til then , remember the end of Ohio (Neil YOUNG) ?, the acoustics
versions of "Wooden ships" and "Long time gone"
(CSN acoustic tour 1992) ?
Intensity gets higher and higher once more, the public is out of
control cause ladyes and gents as previously written WE'RE IN !!!!
Now we know the reason why these guys are living LEGENDS more over
than a reflect of (glorious) past..
As a way the please this crazy crow
(no public anymore) the duet makes us sing on "Our house"
and "Teach your children". No need of any mike, three
thousand people singing on the mean time...
All this started up at 08h30
PM, and finshed at 11h45 PM (with 10mn break) and I can see some
old fans with old vynil records to exchange, magic.
'Know what ? they will be back in June 05, this european tour have
benn so successfully that CSN will start is own tout. They
will play in Paris on June the 7th 8H30 PM on the "Palais
Jacques Carbonneaux and Ricardo
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