Hear Neil Young and Graham Nash’s “Birds” demo from Déjà Vu 50th anniversary box set

CSNY Deja Vu box set

Rhino Records has announced a 50th anniversary box set of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s landmark album Déjà Vu. (Although this year it’s technically 51…) The box set will be released on May 14 and will be available on both vinyl and CD, featuring the original album plus bonus discs of outtakes, demos and alternate takes.

Today, Rhino has shared a previously unreleased demo of Neil Young‘s “Birds.” The track officially appeared on Young’s 1970 album After the Gold Rush, but this early version was recorded with Graham Nash. Hear it below and check out the tracklist.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu: 50th anniversary reissue:

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”
10 “Whiskey Boot Hill”
11 “Down, Down, Down”
12 “Country Girl” (I Think You’re Pretty)
13 “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” *

* previously unreleased

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