Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash fans can check out a free audio preview of the group performing Young's 1970 single "Only Love Can Break Your Heart". The legendary Canuck's singer-songwriter's After the Gold Rush album is one of 40 tracks set for release on the upcoming CSNY 74 live box set.
Posted on June 30 via RollingStone.com, the two-time Grammy winner's very first solo top 40 single release is perfectly suited to the CSNY's lush harmony work. Though released by Young as a solo single in September of 1970, Young first debuted the song live in May of 1970 during a concert with CSNY, and the song became a staple of their 1974 tour. The ballad has other connections to the '70s supergroup as Young reportedly wrote the song for CSNY bandmate Graham Nash after the ex-Hollies star split from Canadian folk-rock icon Joni Mitchell.
The live set is made up of songs culled from their historic 1974 reunion tour and will hit shelves on July 8, 2014. CSNY 74 will be available in a variety of formats, including a 3 CD/DVD set, a Pure Audio Blu-Ray, and a 16-track single CD. Bonus material includes a 188-page booklet, and there will also be a limited edition set of 1,000 copies featuring a coffee table-sized book and six 180-gram 12” vinyl records. Fans can check out can pre-order the album at CSNY.com.
CSN reunited with Young in 2013 for the first time since the CSNY's 2008 "Living With War Tour" to perform at Young's annual Bridge School Benefit. CSN hit the road in March 2014 for a soldout U.S. tour leg in support of their upcoming Live 1974 release. On the heels of the tour's huge success, CSN booked a second U.S. leg, which kicks off July 2 in Bethlehem, Pa. at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, and wraps up with a pair of shows on Oct. 3-4 in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre.
Young recently released a new studio album titled A Letter Home, which contains low-fi acoustic renditions of classic songs by a range of artists which influenced the legendary Canuck singer-songwriter in his formative years. Young will kick off a European summer run with Crazy Horse on July 7 in Reykjavik, Iceland and will be back in North America for his annual appearance at the Bridge School Benefit on Oct. 25.