David Crosby and Graham Nash's New Label Blue Castle Records to Release The HD DVD of Crosby-Nash: In Concert on October 11
DVD Captures a Full Concert from the Duo's Spring 2011 U.S. Tour
Crosby & Nash Currently on Tour in Europe
Los Angeles, CA, October 10, 2011: Legendary singer-songwriters David Crosby and Graham Nash launched the new independent label Blue Castle Records in early 2011. Tomorrow, October 11, Blue Castle will release globally the HD DVD Crosby-Nash: In Concert, capturing a full concert filmed in high-definition at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT on May 22 during the U.S. portion of the duo's 2011 tour. Distribution for Blue Castle is through Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) in the U.S. and Canada, and Alternative Distribution Alliance Global worldwide.
Crosby-Nash: In Concert features stirring versions of career-spanning classics including "Guinevere," "Marrakesh Express," "Deja Vu," "Wooden Ships," "Our House," "They Want It All," "Just A Song Before I Go," "Almost Cut My Hair," and "Don't Dig Here." HDNet (hd.net) broadcast the concert live last spring, and will air highlights from the DVD on Sunday, October 16 (10PM/EST, 7PM/PST).
Crosby-Nash: In Concert's bonus content features previously unreleased bonus videos of Crosby & Nash songs, including "Immigration Man," and an intense live version of the non-nuclear anthem "Don't Dig Here." The latter is newly produced with footage, graphics, and facts warning against nuclear proliferation. "Don't Dig Here" is also available as a free download.
Currently, Crosby and Nash are on tour in Europe through early November. Highlights include shows at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester (9/30), Royal Albert Hall in London (10/8), the Olympia in Paris (10/14), Admiralspalast in Berlin (10/20), and Teatro Sistina in Rome (11/2). Goldenplec Music News reviewed the Crosby/Nash tour's opening night in Europe at Vicar Street in Dublin on 9/27, calling it "a captivating and stunning show," and noting, "The great thing about this concert was that Crosby and Nash saved their best for last, blowing everybody in the audience away with the closing four songs. No one in the audience was sitting down by the end of this gig, people were getting lost in the amazing occasion."
While Crosby and Nash's storied vocal harmonies are the tour's centerpiece, they are accompanied on the road by an ace backing band featuring James Raymond (keyboards), Shayne Fontaine (guitar), Kevin McCormick (bass), and Steve DiStanislao (drums). The shows mix full band performances with more intimate ones spotlighting just Crosby and Nash.
To coincide with the European dates, Blue Castle released digital and vinyl versions of the historic live album Another Stoney Evening in Europe (it was the label's inaugural U.S. release in March 2011). It features an acoustic show recorded on October 10, 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles - one of Crosby and Nash's earliest shows as a duo.
David Crosby and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice - once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds and the Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In addition to Another Stoney Evening, their recorded repertoire as a duo includes Crosby & Nash (1972), Wind OnThe Water (1975), Whistling Down The Wire (1976), Crosby-Nash (2004), and Highlights (2006).