Out Now: ‘Graham Nash: Live,’ ft. Full-Album Performances of ‘Songs For Beginners’ and ‘Wild Tales’ (Listen)


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Today, May 6, legendary singer/songwriter Graham Nash released a new live collection of full-album performances of his first two solo records, 1971’s Songs for Beginners and its 1974 follow-up, Wild Tales.

Capturing performances from Nash’s Northeastern tour in September of 2019, he revisited the records due to their thematic vitality — as explained in a statement:

“I’ve been trying to figure out why Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales [were] so popular and I think it’s that intimacy and that immediacy of my emotions,” said Graham Nash in a statement accompanying the album news. “We’re supposed to learn from history and it doesn’t appear as if we’re learning much. Songs like ‘Military Madness’… is that not relevant today? The hope that we can change the world, isn’t that still relevant today? I’m very flattered that my music seems to have lasted this long, but I’m also a little upset that we have to keep singing a song like ‘Military Madness’ right up to the present. Enough already!”

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The album’s track listing:

1. Military Madness
2. Better Days
3. Wounded Bird
4. I Used To Be A King
5. Be Yourself
6. Simple Man
7. Man In The Mirror
8. There’s Only One
9. Sleep Song
10. Chicago/We Can Change The World
11. Wild Tales
12. Hey You (Looking At The Moon)
13. Prison Song
14. You’ll Never Be The Same
15. And So It Goes
16. Grave Concern
17. Oh! Camil
18. I Miss You
19. On The Line
20. Another Sleep Song

To celebrate the live album and his amazing catalog, Graham Nash will spend much of the rest of 2022 on the road, accompanied by longtime collaborator/producer Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist Todd Caldwell. A news release says “Nash and friends will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening.”

The dates:

July 13—Count Basie Center for the Arts—Red Bank, NJ
July 16—Tarrytown Music Hall—Tarrytown, NY
July 18—Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center—Old Saybrook, CT
July 19—Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center—Old Saybrook, CT
July 20—Colonial Theatre—Laconia, NH
July 22—Bardavon—Poughkeepsie, NY
July 23—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center—Great Barrington, MA
July 24—Vinegar Hill Music Theatre—Arundel, ME
July 27—Old Whaling Church—Edgartown, MA
July 28—The Dreamland Theatre—Nantucket, MA
July 31—The Pavilion at Point of the Bluff Vineyards—Hammondsport, NY
August 1—House Theater at Tree House Brewing Co.—South Deerfield, MA
August 2—House Theater at Tree House Brewing Co.—South Deerfield, MA
August 4—Lowell Summer Music Series—Lowell, MA
August 7—The Majestic Theater—Gettysburg, PA
August 8—Ocean City Music Pier—Ocean City, NJ
October 1—Vashon Center for the Arts—Vashon, WA
October 2—Vashon Center for the Arts—Vashon, WA
October 5—Revolution Hall—Portland, OR
October 8—The Center for the Arts—Grass Valley, CA
October 9—The Uptown Theatre—Napa, CA
October 11—Freight and Salvage—Berkeley, CA
October 12—Rio Theatre—Santa Cruz, CA
October 15—Humphrey’s—San Diego, CA
October 16—Celebrity Theatre—Phoenix, AZ
October 18—Fox Theatre—Tucson, AZ
October 21—Strings Music Pavilion—Steamboat Springs, CO
October 23—Washington’s—Fort Collins, CO
October 25—Boulder Theater—Boulder, CO



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