Stephen Stills - Special Care mp3 album

Stephen Stills - Special Care mp3 album
  • Performer:
    Stephen Stills
  • Title:
    Special Care
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Stephen Stills - Special Care mp3 album

  • Size FLAC version
    1540 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1921 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1732 mb
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Anyone ignoring this bootleg because it's credited to Stephen Stills should take a closer look at the track lineup, because tracks one through six comprise the Buffalo Springfield's set from the Monterey Pop Festival. Indeed, if the rest of the CD were of the level of interest and quality of those six tracks, it would get the highest possible rating. Now, admittedly, the Springfield weren't at their full strength, since Neil Young wasn't with them at the time (Doug Hastings filled his spot, and David Crosby is playing and singing with them here as well), but it was never a group that relied on the presence of a single individual -- the six songs may have come from the master tape of the anniversary radio broadcast of the Monterey Festival, with some punching up on an equalizer. In any event, they're just about worth the $20 retail price of the CD, and fill in one of the few remaining holes from the festival, since no one has ever issued this set commercially, and their jamming on "Rock 'n Roll Woman" into "Bluebird" is just about the best ten minutes of music the band ever recorded, regardless of who was playing. "So Begins the Task" and "Woodstock," from a late 1969 CSNY concert, are no less impressive as examples of some of the better jams that the quartet ever engaged in to be captured on record, a compelling combination of raw lead voices and instruments, and lyrical harmonies. Much of the rest is Stills/Manassas live material, or latter day (post-1971) CSNY concert tapes, all of varying quality. "Love the One You're With" is crushed, rolled over like a tank ran it down, in a ponderously overblown 1974 CSNY performance. The Manassas material is a bit more melodic and balanced but of poorer quality technically; and Stills as a solo singer, especially later on (some of the solo tracks date from the '90s) is a very limited quantity, and numbers like "Change Partners" come off as ponderous dirges.


Stephen Stills - Primary Artist