Monday, March 8, 2021

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Human Highway (UPGRADE)

 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Human Highway
(soniclovenoize reconstruction)

MARCH 2021 UPGRADE



Disc 1 – Human Highway (1974 configuration)

Side A:
1. See The Changes
2. Prison Song
3. Through My Sails
4. Homeward Through The Haze
5. New Mama
6. Myth of Sisyphus

Side B:
7. First Things First
8. Human Highway
9. And So It Goes
10. Pushed It Over The End
11. As I Come Of Age


Disc 2 – Human Highway (1976 configuration)

Side A:

1. Carry Me
2. Black Coral
3. Ocean Girl
4. Time After Time
5. Human Highway
6. To The Last Whale…

Side B:

7. Traces
8. Fieldworker
9. Midnight On The Bay
10. Taken At All
11. Long May You Run
12. Guardian Angel


Is this pandemic done yet?? To lead us down that highway, here is a long-overdue upgrade to one of my earliest reconstructions: the three-times aborted Human Highway album by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Abandoned after originally attempted in 1973, again in 1974 and finally in 1976 during the Stills-Young sessions for Long May You Run, this two-disc reconstruction presents what Human Highway could have sounded after the earlier 1973 and 1974 sessions (on disc one) and the later 1976 session (on disc two). Additionally, this reconstruction features isolated CSNY vocals synced up to the solo album versions, thus creating a full CSNY version of a given song. As always, the best sources were used and volume-adjusted for continuity.

1970 spelled the end of supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who had been unofficially dubbed the American Beatles. Succumbing to the egos of four prominent singer-songwriters in their own right, the quartet disbanded to allow all four members time with their own (ultimately successful) projects. But the amazing four-part harmonies—and the legacy itself—of CSNY begged for a reunion, and that is exactly what was intended in 1973. Regrouping at Neil Young’s Broken Arrow ranch/studio in June, the quartet optimistically worked on new material. A handful of songs were recorded, including Neil Young’s “Human Highway”, Stephen Stills’ “See The Changes” and Graham Nash’s “Prison Song” & “And So It Goes.” The album was to be titled Human Highway after Young’s flagship contribution and Nash even organized a band photo-op as the intended album cover. Progress halted as the four members once again splintered apart, leaving Neil free to record an album’s worth of material in August and September with The Santa Monica Flyers—a eulogy to his fallen comrades Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry which was eventually released as Tonight’s The Night in 1975.

All hope was not lost, as CSNY reconvened in early October 1973 for a pair of shows at the Winterland Arena, where a number of Human Highway songs were debuted for a hungry audience: as well as “Human Highway”, “Prison Song” and “And So It Goes”, Stills’ added his “As I Come of Age” (an older song Stills was saving for CSNY) and Neil offered a pair of songs from his recent recording sessions, “New Mama” and “Roll Another Number (For The Road).” Regardless, a full-blown reunion failed to materialize and Nash recorded “Prison Song” and “And So It Goes” for his own solo album, Wild Tales. Although the songs ironically featured David Crosby on vocals and Young on piano, Wild Tales was released with unimpressive success in January 1974.

The end of 1973 saw Neil back in the studio again with The Santa Monica Flyers, recording even more new material (which would eventually surface on On The Beach), with further sessions in April. But the music industry's cries for a reunion must have drifted into their ears, as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young planned a summer/fall tour that showed the band in a harmonious and energetic shape. Again rehearsing at Young’s Broken Arrow ranch—almost a year after the project began—a handful of new songs were recorded, including Neil’s “Through My Sails.” The Human Highway was once again traveled, as the “Doom Tour” began in March 1974. The three-to-four hour concerts allowed the quartet to showcase a vast number of new songs that were theoretically in consideration for the in-progress Human Highway album: Crosby’s “Time After Time” and “Carry Me”; Stills’ “First Things First”, “Myth of Sisyphus”, “My Angel”, “As I Come Of Age” and “My Favorite Changes”; Nash’s “Fieldworker”, as well as “Prison Song” and “Another Sleep Song” (although they had already been released two months earlier, making it doubtful that they would still be in consideration for Human Highway); This being Neil Young’s most prolific period, Neil Young offered a long list of material: “Traces”, “Pushed It Over The End”, “Long May You Run”, “Hawaiian Sunrise”, “Love/Art Blues”, “Human Highway”, “Homefires”, “Star of Bethlehem”, “The Old Homestead” and “Pardon My Heart.” Additionally, they performed a number of the songs he had recently tracked with The Santa Monica Flyers, some destined to be released on On The Beach that July: “Revolution Blues”, “Ambulance Blues”, “Walk On”, “On The Beach”, “For The Turnstiles”, “Mellow My Mind” and “Roll Another Number (For The Road)”.

After a quick winter break, CSNY again assembled into the studio in December to finally complete the long-awaited Human Highway album. But after only recording a handful of tracks (including Crosby’s contribution “Homeward Through The Haze” and overdubbing group vocals onto the live Chicago Stadium "Doom Tour" recording of “Pushed It Over The End”), the quartet again fractured into chaos. Graham Nash refused to sing a note creating a minor over a major chord in Stephen Stills’ “Guardian Angel”; although it seemed a minuscule disagreement, it escalated into a heated argument, resulting in Stills literally destroying the mastertapes to Nash’s “Wind On The Water”! Neil had had enough of the bad vibes and inflated egos and simply stopped showing up. Once again, the Human Highway was closed.

The fate of this first batch of songs was obvious to each of the members: why save our best songs for CSNY, if we can’t even stay together to record and release them? First was Neil Young, who immediately began recording the Homegrown album over the new year—Young’s epitaph for his dying relationship with wife Carrie Snodgress. Instead of releasing it in 1975, he chose the rawer and more exciting Tonight’s The Night, leaving Homegrown in the vault for 45 years. Meanwhile, Stills assembled an album of songs recorded over the last several years, including a number of Human Highway castoffs (some even featuring Crosby & Nash’s vocals!), released as the album Stills in June and garnering commercial success. Not to be denied, Neil recorded his legendary Zuma album with a reformed Crazy Horse that summer and released that November, featuring the CSNY version of “Through My Sails.” But Stills and Young were not the only ones having fun: Crosby & Nash joined forces in the Spring of 1975 to record their second album as a duo, which also contained Human Highway songs sprinkled throughout. The resulting Wind On The Water was released in September to massive commercial success.

After a successful year for the individual members of CSNY, 1976 brought a new hope for the Human Highway project out of sheer fate. Attempting to repeat the success of Wind On The Water, Crosby & Nash returned to the studio in Los Angeles that February to record the follow-up. Simultaneously, Stills and Young had joined forces in Miami to record the Buffalo Springfield album that never was, as The Stills-Young band, intending to top it with a North American tour later in 1976. But that April, Young knocked on Nash’s door to play him mixes of the album he was working on with Stills; although Graham was completely blown away, Neil insisted that something was still missing. On a whim, Young invited Crosby & Nash to join Stills & Young in the studio to add their vocals to the songs recorded thus far. After Crosby & Nash arrived in the studio and swiftly added vocal layers to Stills’ “Black Coral” and Young’s “Ocean Girl”, “Midnight On The Bay” and “Long May You Run”, it became obvious to the quartet that they were inadvertently making a reborn version of Human Highway.

The next day, the rejuvenated band recorded Crosby & Nash’s “Taken At All” and a brand new version of the now-legendary title-track, “Human Highway.” Although it seemed everything was on track to finally completing the album, the group’s famed egos once again returned. After Crosby & Nash notified Stills & Young that they were scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles to finish their album, Stills was dismayed: not only was the album half-finished, but he had assumed the pair would join Stills & Young for their tour in June. Crosby & Nash stood firm and opted to return to Los Angeles to finish their album, instead of beginning rehearsals for the Stills-Young Band tour scheduled to begin in two months. Realizing that without the pair to promote it, this album could never truly be CSNY, and Stills retaliated by erasing the pair’s vocal tracks from the Stills-Young songs!

Both pairs eventually finished their respective albums; Crosby & Nash released Whistling Down The Wire in June and The Stills-Young Band released Long May You Run in September. In a strange turn of events, Neil Young abruptly left the tour after one month, only leaving a note for Stills telling him to “eat a peach.” Stills soldiered on alone for a few dates of the tour, before admitting defeat and canceling the remaining dates. Over numerous miles, the Human Highway was finally closed, with only a handful of original recordings surfacing, aside from solo versions of tracks earmarked for the project. Despite this, are we able to fix the pavement of Human Highway?

Since there is such a wide breadth of material to choose from—spread over four years and three recording sessions—this reconstruction will be presented as a two disc set: the first disc assumes that CSNY did finish Human Highway after their 1974 tour and attempts to present a finished album culled from tracks recorded in 1973 & 1974. Likewise, the second disc assumes CSNY was able to finish Human Highway during the Long May You Run sessions and attempts to present an alternate finished Human Highway album culled from tracks recorded in 1975 & 1976. This is convenient as the 1973-74 recordings have the typical dryer, early 70s sound, while the 1975-76 recordings have the typical slicker, late 70s sound (read: Yacht Rock).  A mix-match of the two groups creates a very jarring listen, but separating them into two distinct versions of Human Highway creates a more cohesive listening experience. Both discs are considered independent of each other, although there is very little overlap.

For my reconstruction, we will try to follow three rules:
1) Although we will be gathering recordings from a plethora of sources (most often solo recordings of the individual members) we will only use the songs that were actually ear-marked for Human Highway by either being recorded by CSNY during the sessions or performed on the 1974 Doom Tour.
2) We will try, whenever possible, to include as many members of CSNY on every song as possible. In some instances, we will used isolated vocals from other sources synced up with the common studio version to create a more complete CSNY recording.
3) We will attempt to follow the pattern established by the other CSN & CSNY albums by distributing equal representation for each songwriter, alternating so no songwriter has two songs in a row. This is mostly successful, except for the obvious lack of Crosby on the 1974 Human Highway and the abundance of Young on the 1976 Human Highway. And so it goes.

My reconstruction begins much like the previous albums CSN and Deja Vu: with an uptempo, acousticy, Stills-led song--”See The Changes”, taken from the CSN box set and features all four of the members. Also, like the two previous albums, the second song is a poppy, Nash-led song: “Prison Song”, also taken from the CSN box but with the isolated vocals from the live CSNY 1974 version synced up, thus creating a version with all four of the members singing. “Through My Sails” follows, taken from Zuma and featuring all four members. Next is “Homeward Through The Haze”, again from the CSN boxset, also featuring all four members. Following is Stills’ full-band recording of “New Mama” taken from Stills, but with the isolated vocals from theacoustic Tonight’s The Night version synced up, thus having Stills and Young singing together (as well as Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, George Whitsell, Donnie Darcus and Rick Roberts, all convincingly filling in for Crosby and Nash in my opinion). Side A closes with “Myth of Sisyphus” from Stills, which doesn’t feature Crosby, Nash or Young at all, but seems to fit on the album nonetheless; perhaps the backing vocals can be imagined as them?

Side B begins with the uptempo “First Things First”, taken from Stills but with the missing drum intro from Reply restored; although Neil is missed, this at least features CS&N. The 1973 version of “Human Highway” follows, taken from Archives Volume II and featuring all four members. Nash’s “And So It Goes” is what goes next, taken from Wild Tales and featuring Crosby and Young. The legendary “Pushed It Over The End” follows, taken from Archives Volume II and featuring all four members. The album closes with “As I Come of Age” from Stills, featuring CS&N.

As aforementioned, our second disc assumes Human Highway was instead finished in 1976 and includes elements of Long May You Run, Wind On The Water and Whistling Down The Wire. It opens with the majestic “Carry Me” from the CSN box, followed by the CSNY mix of “Black Coral” from Stills’ Carry On box set. Another CSNY mix follows, “Ocean Girl” from Archives Volume II. Next is “Time After Time” from Whistling Down The Wire, but with the isolated vocals from the live CSNY 1974 version synced up, thus creating a full-band version of the song. The serendipitous 1976 version of Human Highway” from Archives Volume II follows, with Side A closing with “To The Last Whale...” from the CSN box set, as the song was at least attempted in the December 1974 sessions.

Side B begins with “Traces” from Archives Volume II but with the isolated vocals from the CSNY 1974 live version synced up, creating a full-band version. Next is the cutting edge of “Fieldworker” from Wind On The Water, then the CSNY mix of “Midnight On The Bay” from Archives Volume II. The CSNY version of “Taken At All” from the CSN box set follows, crossfaded into the CSNY mix of “Long May You Run” from Decade. The album closes with the epic “Guardian Angel” from Long May You Run, as the song was at least attempted in the December 1974 sessions..

Special thanks to Mark Heggen for the artwork remastering!


Sources used:
Crosby & Nash – Whistling Down The Wire (2000 remaster)
Crosby & Nash – Wind On The Water (2000 remaster)
Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN (1991 box set)
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Replay (original CD remaster)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – CSNY 1974 (2014 box set)
Graham Nash – Wild Tales (2005 remaster)
Neil Young – Archives Volume II (2021 box set)
Neil Young – Decade (original CD remaster)
Neil Young – Long May You Run (Original Release Series: Disc 8.5, 2017)
Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (Original Release Series: Disc 7, 2017)
Neil Young – Zuma (Original Release Series: Disc 8, 2017)
Stephen Stills – Carry On (2013 box set)
Stephen Stills – Stills (2007 remaster)


flac --> wav --> editing in SONAR Pro and Goldwave --> flac encoding via TLH lv8
* md5 files, track notes and artwork included

52 comments:

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  3. Thanks for the upgrade of one of my all time favorite posts of yours!

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  4. thank you so much - your work is excellent and very much appreciated

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  5. The audacity of cross mixing vocals and synchronising them! Perhaps this is a pinnacle of what an audio vision can achieve free of commercial constraints but using pure inspired passion.

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  6. Thanks for the update. The earlier version still remains the reconstruction I listened to the most, often while driving with my wife. Prison Song is one of her very favourites.

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  7. Thanks for the new re-constructions.

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  8. Hello,
    Awesome as Usual. great!! Many thanks and congratulation for the job not only sharing music but for the time you may need to get all the information.
    Best regards from the French West Coast! (Yes we have one but not with the same music :)
    Robert

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  9. CSN&Y is far from been a favorite of mine, but your work is really amazing and inspired! Please keep bringing us more goods!

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  10. First of all, thank you for this amazing compilation of what would have been, a truly epic CSNY album. The only real change I would make is putting Hawaiian Sunrise on the first disc. It is thought that this song was worked on when CSNY met up on Maui in the spring of 1973, before starting the album later on at Neil's ranch, and had the working title Maui Mama. The version that ended up on the 1974 live album sounds to my ears like it was done in the studio, and would have fit very nicely on Human Highway 73-74, both in its sound and theme. Anyway, vey well done, and thank you again for your hard work!

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  11. Thank you for the upgrade. I'm curious how the '76 LP would differ if - in a more perfect world - both the '74 and '76 albums were released. The only overlap between your constructions is the title track so what would replace it on the '76 LP?

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  12. Great work, great sounds. Many thanks.

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  13. This is a fantastic pairing, and the two albums couldn't be more different. The early version is dark and downbeat, while the later version is like a glowing sunset over the ocean.

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  14. a most excellent reconstruction... shame the egos couldn't be tamed in the 70s to get this out... still think CSN is the best of the three... I love Neil but his songs always sound like Neil Young backed by CSN rather than a band playing together.

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  16. Beautiful reconstruction as are all your works. From now on,Human Highway will be a fantasy double album for me and possibly the finest CSNY of all.Your remastering is stellar. Your version of Neil's Homegrown put his official release to shame.

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  17. Flat-out fantastic. More than a reconstruction, and much more than a playlist, what you've given us are two new CSNY albums that have a natural place in their discography. Splitting the sessions into two albums, rather than forcing them together, is a master-stroke. You got the sequencing right, the newly-combined vocals are seamless, and the cover design is just beautiful. That you did this all for love and not profit puts the music business to shame. Thank you for the work and the attention to detail that followed the idea - it was all worth it! You do a great band credit.

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  18. First of all I want to thank you for the obvious effort you have put into this project. The sound quality is amazing and the the skill required in importing vocals from other sources is staggering. You also managed to make Time After Time a strong song. It’s always been my least favourite Crosby song. This is a seriously great project!
    For the record there was three recording sessions up to and including the final sessions at the Record Plant in 74. The first was after the holiday in Maui in 73 at Young’s ranch. So It Goes, Prison Song and Human Highway were recorded. There was a second attempt at The Ranch when rehearsing for the 74 tour, when Little Blind Fish was recorded. After the tour they convened at the Record Plant where Homeward and Wind On The Water were cut. Guardian Angel was attempted.

    This his means there are a few problems with the material. The most obvious place to start is the 76 disc.

    Carry Me had already been released by 1976. It was on C&N biggest selling album Wind On The Water. (As was Fieldworker and To The Last Whale/ Wind On The Water.) However it was performed by CSNY on the 74 tour, so it would have been an obvious choice for the 74 disc. They also had recorded Homeward Thru The Haze for the 74 album. Time After Time had been performed on the 74 tour and could have been slotted into an album, although I don’t disagree that it most likely would have been held over until 76. So there are three strong Crosby Songs. It kinda kills the story that there wasn’t enough material from him in 74.

    Nash had brought Wind On The Water to the Record Plant Session in 74 and it was recorded, Prison Song was recorded at an earlier session at Neil’s ranch, but by 74 it had already been released on Nash’s album Wild Tales. So it was an old song by 76. A better choice would have been mutiny that was recorded by CSNY in 76. It was later released on Whistling down the wire, which was released concurrently with Long May You Run. It’s a strange song, because it’s about the 76 sessions and the betrayal Graham felt by Stills & Young, yet it was recorded at the sessions. The only explanation I can come up with is the lyrics were changed on the C&N version. And So It Goes had already been released on Wild Tales, making it unusable for the 74 disc.

    The 1974 version is an easier compilation to make, but there are some serious flaws in your choices. The most obvious one is that you didn’t include Little Blind Fish. This was recorded at the Ranch during the rehearsals for the 74 tour, and to this day is the only song that CSNY wrote together.


    When Neil left the record plant session CSN attempted to record Guardian Angel, but Crosby & Nash Hated it. So much so that it became the straw that broke the camel’s back and ended the whole project. Having said that however it would have been a great closer for the 74 album.

    What isn’t so clear about the 74 tracks is what Neil would have brought. Pushed It Over The End, was played on the 74 tour, but it’s always seemed more like a Stray Gators track. Traces was a bit lightweight for CSNY. In the end I think that New Mama and Thru My Sails along with Human Highway are the best guesses.

    This would be my track list for 74
    Side 1
    First Things First
    Fieldworker
    Carry Me
    Through My Sails
    Little Blind Fish

    Side 2
    Human Highway
    To The Last Whale/Wind On The Water
    Homeward Through The Haze
    Love Work Out
    As I Come Of Age
    New Mama
    Guardian Angel
    The cover was shot in Maui in 1973. Nash is on record as saying it was photographed in a hurry to catch the final rays of the setting sun. Neil had it framed and hung on his bedroom wall.
    The compilation has a playing time of 43 minutes, which was pretty much the industry standard at the time. (DeJaVu was 41) minutes. I have kept the the practice of Stills having the opening track.

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    1. "This his means there are a few problems with the material. The most obvious place to start is the 76 disc.

      Carry Me had already been released by 1976. "

      Let me stop you right there. I apologize if it hasn't been explicitly stated, but my reconstruction assumes the start of the second batch of recordings to be with the Wind on the Water sessions, spanning that time until the LMYR and WDTW sessions. I'm obviously not making the assumptions that these solo albums were still released, meaning that there is some sort of bizarre chronology we have to retain.

      The exclusion of Little Blind Fish isn't an error: it's intentional. I simply did not want to use it.

      Remember: difference of opinion or taste is NOT an error or a mistake. It's just difference of opinion or taste.

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    2. I apologise if I have offended you, that was not my intention at all. I just wanted to engage in conversation about this fascinating period in the history of CSNY.
      If the first attempt in 74 had been successful then it would have affected the solo albums that followed to a great extent. However as it didn't then the tracks Cary Me, and Field worker would have been used on WIND ON THE WATER and would not have been considered for the 1976 Album.
      Likewise Prison Song was released in 1973, so it wouldn't have been a contender for the 74 album. I can't understand why you didn't use Little Blind Fisf, as it's the most interesting track for the reasons I have already stated. The sound quality isn't great. although I have come across a reasonable version, and I bet a person of your talent could have cleaned it up.

      I don't know why you would assume that there was any chance of a CSNY album in 1975 as the principles where avoiding each other at that time. By the time of the Miami sessions Wind On The Water had been a big hit and Whistling Down The Wire was being readied for release. Really for that project to be released WDTW would have needed to have been scrapped. Not a big loss as it's mostly a Graham Nash album.
      Anyway good talking to you

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    3. Nice info from both sides. Projects like this always come down to personal taste. When I did these I assumed that both albums were released with Human Highway driven by Neil as he dragged the others with him into the ditch. This allowed me to use the live '74 tracks as is and not worry about it sounding too polished. I understand Sonic's aversion to Little Blind Fish as it is rough but it fit in nice on my comp because of it. Here's how mine turned out.

      Human Highway 1974
      Side One
      01 Human Highway
      02 And So It Goes
      03 Little Blind Fish
      04 Hawaiian Sunrise
      05 Myth of Sisyphus
      06 See The Changes

      Side Two
      01 As I Come Of Age
      02 Traces
      03 Homeward Through The Haze
      04 Love Art Blues
      05 Prison Song
      06 Through My Sails

      Long May You Run 1976
      Side One
      01 Long May You Run
      02 Mutiny
      03 Black Coral
      04 Time After Time
      05 Make Love To You
      06 Ocean Girl

      Side Two
      01 Taken At All
      02 Guardian Angel
      03 Foolish Man
      04 JB's Blues
      05 Midnight On The Bay
      06 Out Of The Darkness

      I left Wind on the Water alone with the exception of the CSNY version of Homeward Through The Haze with the assumption that CN had another Croz tune to replace it which means Carry Me stays where it was and used WDTW to flesh out the second disc.

      Thank you for your work Sonic. Beautiful job on the vocal syncs. That is a skill I need to master.

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  19. soooo stoked, thanks. I've been revisiting this since the Archives Vol II release this year and am dying to hear your skills on the vocal sync!

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    1. Incredible work as always. Wondering if you ever considered The Lee Shore to up the Crosby input on the 74 disc? It fells like it would fit and never had a proper studio release... I could see an argument for including it...

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  20. Hello Sonic,
    Could you please think about convert early mono Dave Clark Five (1964 - 1966), as well the UK version of their ‘5 by 5’, to stereo?
    There are extremely beautiful official remasters in mono and the original albums had never been available in stereo (only a couple tracks were released in stereo in 1970 and 1971). I believe this material is high in demand, especially in North America.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks very much,

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  21. can't download. Where is the link? Am I missing someting?

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  22. Sonic, thanks for this.
    Listening to it, I noticed that you used the 1977 CSN album version of See the Changes rather than the 1973 CSNY recording from the box set. A mistake, or deliberate?

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  23. Great work, as always Sonic. I wish I knew how to do the vocal syncs you do, On the Byrds World Pacific Sessions ( on Sundazed ) there's a great instrumental take of You Showed Me, probably the best they did. Any chance of syncing the vocals from the acoustic version to this ? Again, thanks for your efforts and keep them coming ! Peace

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  24. I have tried for days to remember how to use this site again to no avail :-(

    If anybody wants to try and walk me through it please contact me at srimad.bhagavatam@gmail.com as I am totally lost at what to do and have given up on remembering it..

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    1. I don't think I ever knew, so if some kind person has enlightened you, could you please pass on the good news? :)

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  25. Love this re-issue and am looking forward to listening to it.

    Any chance you would take a stab at the newly released Give Out, But Don't Give Up sessions with Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section? They were found on a DAT and released a couple years back. Seemed up your alley.

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    1. https://www.mixcloud.com/stratonick/primal-scream-give-out-but-dont-give-upgrade/

      Not quite the same thing, but an expanded version with the 'best' versions of tracks and remixes.

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  26. Hello, can anyone tell me how I can download older album reconstructions posted on this blog.

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    1. More specifically the Glass and the Machines of God reconstruction

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  28. I'm psyched to see this upgrade. Two Human Highway albums are definitely better than one. Personally, I think there's enough material for three albums, esp. since there were three different main attempts to put an album together. On my blog, I've posted my own versions of three CSNY mid-1970s albums:

    https://albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot.com/2018/05/crosby-stills-nash-young-human-highway.html

    https://albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot.com/2018/05/crosby-stills-nash-young-hawaiian.html

    https://albumsthatshouldexist.blogspot.com/2018/05/crosby-stills-nash-young-long-may-you.html

    I'm puzzled by the lack of "Little Blind Fish" though. Even if you personally don't like it, it's hard to deny that it would have been a certain inclusion on the 1974 album, since all four had a hand in writing and singing. I also would have loved to hear your version of "New Mama." In my opinion, that song was meant to be a CSNY tune, and CSNY played it at the Winterland in 1973.

    By the way, I'm really curious how you got the vocals added in from other versions for some of the songs. Was that done by isolating the vocals through a program like Audacity, or are there some multitrack versions of some songs that makes it easier to do that?

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  29. Just to thank you and say how I appreciate at the highest level all the work and love you have put into this labour of true passion for music.

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  30. Truly amazing and appreciated - thanks again for all you do, Sonic!

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  31. Pardon my stupidity but how does one download one of these marvellous creations?

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  32. Just seen this upgrade today. Was playing your original version in the car this morning. Can't wait to hear this upgrade. Thanks.

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  33. Just saw this and I guess it is gone. Cheers

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