Graham Nash Unveils ‘Our House’ Demo: Listen

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As noted in Best Classic Bands earlier this month, Graham Nash will release Over the Years…, a 30-track collection of hits and demo recordings, including the original solo piano demo of “Our House,” the classic ballad that appeared on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s landmark Déjà Vu album in 1970.

In a May 31 article in Billboard, Nash is quoted as saying, “I had a definite idea of what form the song would take, and what we did was do our version of my arrangement. When we made the record of ‘Our House,’ Stephen [Stills] talked about a guitar solo, but it didn’t feel like a guitar solo song, and that’s how we ended up singing ‘la, la, lalalala…’ and like that, like a sing-song.”

Listen to Graham Nash’s original piano demo for “Our House”

Pre-order Over the Years… here.

Over the Years… 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 a King.” The most recent recording on the compilation is “Myself at Last” from Nash’s 2016 solo album, This Path Tonight.

As for a CSN(Y) reunion…

In 2016, Nash told Best Classic Bands: “I don’t want to talk to any of them, especially David. My relationship with Stephen has always been fine. Also with David, we were best friends for 45 years. He has just treated me awfully the last couple of years and I’m just not going to stand for it.”

In the new Billboard interview, Nash said: “No one talks to Crosby,” continuing, “I don’t know what’s going on. If someone comes to me, if Neil calls again and says, ‘Hey Willy, man, I’ve got six great songs here. What do you want to do?’ then we’re off and running again. But until that happens, nothing’s going on.”

Stephen Stills is touring again this summer with Judy Collins. Young resuscitated Crazy Horse for a handful of concerts in May and has solo dates later this summer. Crosby is also on tour.

Related: Our conversation with Nash on “life after CSN”

Watch Nash perform “I Used to Be a King” earlier this year

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 a 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 *

Graham Nash Tour Dates (Buy tickets here or here)

Jun 30 I Suoni delle Dolomiti, Val di Fassa, Dolomiti, Trentino, Italy
July 1 Piazza Leopardi – Recanati, Recanati, Italy
July 2 Casa del Jazz, Rome, Italy
July 4 Teatro Manzoni, Pistoia, Italy
July 5 Villa Arconati, Milan, Italy
July 7 Rudolstadt-Festival, Rudolstadt, Germany
July 8 Honberg-Sommer Festival, Tuttlingen, Germany (With Steve Earle & the Dukes)
July 9 Parkbühne Open Air, Leipzig, Germany (With Steve Earle & the Dukes)
July 11 Trifolion Echternach, Echternach, Luxembourg
July 12 Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
July 14 Amsterdamse Bostheater, Amstelveen, Netherlands
July 16 Botanical Gardens (Special Guest to Van Morrison), Gothenburg, Sweden
July 18 De Grote Post, Ostend, Belgium
July 20 The Sage, Gateshead, UK
July 21 Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
July 22 Bridge Theatre, London, England
July 24 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
July 25 St George’s, Bristol, UK
July 26 Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
July 28 Perth Concert Hall, Perth, UK
July 29 The Lowry, Salford, UK
July 31 National Concert Hall, Dublin, RE

Sept 19 Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX
Sept 20 Dosey Doe – The Big Barn, The Woodlands, TX
Sept 21 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, TX
Sept 23 Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder, CO
Sept 24 Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, CO
Sept 25 Strings Music Pavilion – Steamboat Springs, CO
Sept 27 The Commonwealth Room – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 03 Cascade Theatre – Redding, CA
Oct 05 Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA


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