New Graham Nash retrospective due June

We leave you for the bank holiday weekend dear reader with news that Rhino is releasing a new retrospective of Graham Nash’s work on June 29th in advance of his UK tour dates in July. ‘Over The Years…’ features 30 tracks over a two-CD set and on digital download and streaming services. A 15 track, double-LP version featuring an etching on ‘Side Four’ will be released on August 31st. The anthology has been curated by Nash and longtime associate Joel Bernstein and includes extensive credits and liner notes. “It does my heart good to present my songs this way. I hope that listeners will enjoy hearing the demos of my songs – how my demos of ‘Our House,’ ‘Teach Your Children,’ and others turned into the records that have endured ‘Over The Years,’ how I started writing them, and how they became the now familiar recordings when they were released,” said Nash.The collection highlights songs from the CSN debut album (‘Marrakesh Express’) and its successor album ‘Déjà Vu,’ for which Neil Young joined forces with CSN (‘Our House’ and ‘Teach Your Children’), as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums (‘Just A Song Before I Go’ and ‘Wasted On The Way’). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, ‘Songs For Beginners,’ including ‘Military Madness’ and ‘Simple Man,’ and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: ‘Better Days’ and ‘I Used To Be King.’ The most recent recording on the compilation is Myself At Last’ from Nash’s 2016 solo album ‘This Path Tonight.’ Two tracks from his albums with David Crosby (‘Immigration Man’ and ‘Wind On The Water’) are also included in the collection.

The CD version of ‘Over The Years…’ includes 15 demo recordings, 12 of which have never been released, including the 1968 London demo of ‘Marrakesh Express,’ rejected by the Hollies and setting the stage for Nash’s relocation to Los Angeles and the next chapter of his life.

“Over the Years…” CD Track Listing

Disc One

1. “Marrakesh Express”
2. “Military Madness”
3. “Immigration Man”
4. “Just A Song Before I Go”
5. “I Used To Be King” *
6. “Better Days” *
7. “Simple Man”
8. “Teach Your Children”
9. “Lady Of The Island”
10. “Wind On The Water”
11. “Our House”
12. “Cathedral”
13. “Wasted On The Way”
14. “Chicago/We Can Change The World”
15. “Myself At Last”

* Previously unreleased mixes

Disc Two: The Demos

1. “Marrakesh Express” – London, 1968
2. “Horses Through A Rainstorm” – London, 1968
3. “Teach Your Children” – Hollywood, 1969
4. “Pre-Road Downs” – Hollywood, 1969
5. “Our House” – San Francisco, 1969
6. “Right Between The Eyes” – San Francisco, 1969 *
7. “Sleep Song” – San Francisco, 1969 *
8. “Chicago” – Hollywood, 1970 *
9. “Man In The Mirror” – Hollywood, 1970
10. “Simple Man” – Hollywood, 1970
11. “I Miss You” – San Francisco, 1972
12. “You’ll Never Be The Same” – San Francisco, 1972
13. “Wind On The Water” – San Francisco, 1975
14. “Just A Song Before I Go” – San Francisco, 1976
15. “Wasted On The Way” – Oahu, 1980

Previously unreleased demo versions, except *

LP Track Listing

Side One

1.“Marrakesh Express”
2.“Military Madness”
3.“Immigration Man”
4.“Just A Song Before I Go”
5.“I Used To Be King” *

Side Two

1.“Better Days” *
2.“Simple Man”
3.“Teach Your Children”
4.“Lady Of The Island”
5.“Wind On The Water”

Side Three

1.“Our House”
2.“Cathedral”
3.“Wasted On The Way”
4.“Chicago/We Can Change The World”
5.“Myself At Last”

* Previously unreleased mixes

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