Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Contemplate ‘Deja Vu’ Reissue
Rolling Stone reports that after having spent the last few years working on ‘CSNY 1974,’ Graham Nash has turned his attention towards the group’s seminal 1970 record ‘Deja Vu’ as his next potential project.
“I’m toying with the idea of redoing the ‘Deja Vu’ album. When we made the album we were restricted by the technicalities of how many minutes you can get onto a side of vinyl without having to compress everything. It meant we had to fade everything out,” Nash says.
Seeing how those limitations are now virtually non-existent in today’s modern age, Nash says, “I thought to myself, ‘I’d like to hear ‘Carry On’ without it fading.’ I want it to go all the way to the end when Dallas [Taylor] put his drumsticks down. I want to hear the jam we did at the end of ‘Everybody I Love You.’ I might talk to the boys about doing the entire ‘Deja Vu’ without fading any of the songs.”
Not long after ‘Deja Vu’ was released in March 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performed several concerts at famed New York venue Fillmore East. Those shows were professionally filmed, but only snippets of some of the performances have been seen by the public. Could that footage possibly make its way into, say, a Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Deja Vu?’
“That’s an entire other project,” says Nash. “Those shows we did at the Fillmore East were absolutely the best shows we ever did in our lives and that’s all been filmed. It’s just a question of whether we have the time and desire to put them out.”