Wasted On The Way
Label: CSN Records
A companion to the concert DVD of the same name, CSN 2012 finds these three hippie icons tackling all the classics that made them the shaggy princes of Woodstock. As is to be expected, time's unforgiving march forward makes itself heard; on "Helplessly Hoping" and "Déjà Vu," Stills and Nash's voices no longer soar as effortlessly as they once did. In contrast, the trio's jamming skills still pack punch. The aforementioned "Déjà Vu," as well as "Wooden Ships," breaks the 10-minute barrier, and both stay interesting in large part to Stills' guitar work, which sounds inspired and free-flowing.