Hear Unreleased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Song ‘Ivory Tower,’ from ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Out 5/14


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Another preview of the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s seminal 1970 classic Déjà Vu, which will be reissued in lavish format on May 14 from Rhino Records.

Titled “Ivory Tower,” the song was a contribution made by Stephen Stills during the album’s conception that didn’t make the final cut for the track listing. Its story is particularly interesting, as the track later found life in a different format:

“Ivory Tower” was one of Stephen Stills’ contributions to the Déjà Vu sessions that was ultimately left off of the final album. The song morphed and changed over the years, and was eventually released on a later Stills’ solo project as “Little Miss Bright Eyes.”

It’s the latest preview of the deluxe reissue, which is up for pre-order now in a variety of formats.

“Ivory Tower” follows the recent premiere of “Birds (Demo),” another previously unheard composition from the cutting-room floor, this one from Neil Young and Graham Nash:

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More on the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, per a news release:

On the new anniversary edition, the album’s original 10 tracks are joined by 38 more to add nearly two-and-a-half hours of music that includes demos, outtakes, and alternate takes – most of which are previously unreleased. Among them is “Know You Got To Run,” the first song the quartet recorded during its first session on July 15 at the house Stills was renting from Peter Tork in Studio City.

Other unreleased highlights include the demo for Crosby’s “Almost Cut My Hair”; Stills’ outtake for “Bluebird Revisited”; and Young’s alternate version of “Helpless” featuring harmonica. Also making its debut on the set is a delightful version of “Our House” that features Nash singing with the song’s inspiration, Joni Mitchell.

And here’s the full track listing for the 4-CD/1-LP set:

Disc One: Original Album

1.    “Carry On”
2.    “Teach Your Children”
3.    “Almost Cut My Hair”
4.    “Helpless”
5.    “Woodstock”
6.    “Déjà Vu”
7.    “Our House”
8.    “4 + 20”
9.    “Country Girl”
a.    “Whiskey Boot Hill”
b.    “Down, Down, Down”
c.    “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)
10. “Everybody I Love You”
Disc Two: Demos
1.    “Our House” – Graham Nash *
2.    “4 + 20” – Stephen Stills *
3.    “Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)” – David Crosby & Graham Nash
4.    “Birds” – Neil Young & Graham Nash *
5.    “So Begins The Task/Hold On Tight” – Stephen Stills *
6.    “Right Between The Eyes” – Graham Nash
7.    “Almost Cut My Hair” – David Crosby *
8.    “Teach Your Children” – Graham Nash & David Crosby
9.    “How Have You Been” – Crosby, Stills & Nash
10. “Triad” – David Crosby
11. “Horses Through A Rainstorm” – Graham Nash
12. “Know You Got To Run” – Stephen Stills *
13. “Question Why” – Graham Nash *
14. “Laughing” – David Crosby *
15. “She Can’t Handle It” – Stephen Stills *
16. “Sleep Song” – Graham Nash
17. “Déjà Vu” – David Crosby & Graham Nash *
18. “Our House” – Graham Nash & Joni Mitchell *
Disc Three: Outtakes
1.    “Everyday We Live” *
2.    “The Lee Shore” – 1969 Vocal *
3.    “I’ll Be There” *
4.    “Bluebird Revisited” *
5.    “Horses Through A Rainstorm”
6.    “30 Dollar Fine” *
7.    “Ivory Tower” *
8.    “Same Old Song” *
9.    “Hold On Tight/Change Partners” *
10. “Laughing” *
11. “Right On Rock ’n’ Roll” *
Disc Four: Alternates
1.    “Carry On” – Early Alternate Mix *
2.    “Teach Your Children” – Early Version *
3.    “Almost Cut My Hair” – Early Version *
4.    “Helpless” – Harmonica Version
5.    “Woodstock” – Alternate Vocals *
6.    “Déjà Vu” – Early Alternate Mix *
7.    “Our House” – Early Version *
8.    “4 + 20” – Alternate Take 2 *
9.    “Know You Got To Run” *
LP: Original Album
Side One
1.    “Carry On”
2.    “Teach Your Children”
3.    “Almost Cut My Hair”
4.    “Helpless”
5.    “Woodstock”
Side Two
1.    “Déjà Vu”
2.    “Our House”
3.    “4 + 20”
4.    “Country Girl”
a.    “Whiskey Boot Hill”
b.    “Down, Down, Down”
c.    “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)
5.    “Everybody I Love You”
* previously unissued


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