Stephen Stills is one of my all-time musical heroes. Seriously, his first two solo albums, 1970’s Stephen Stills and 1971’s Stephen Stills 2, are absolute classics. If I met him I would be reduced to a gibbering wreck. And I know this for certain because I did meet him in the lengthy line for the restroom at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony a couple of years back. Stills jocularly remarked that we should have brought a pack of cards to pass the time. My response went something along the lines of, “Uh… Yeah… You’re Stephen freakin’ Stills!”
I hope to be slightly more eloquent on the subject of the Crosby, Stills and Nash track you can exclusively download below. It’s an alternate version of the beautiful, Stills-penned “You Don’t Have To Cry,” which is one of a dozen previously unreleased numbers featured on the new CD Crosby, Stills & Nash Demos, out June 2.
Anyway, check out the song and tell us what you think. Are you CSN fans out there excited for Demos, or are you happy with the versions you already own?