CD REVIEW: Déjà Vu Live, Crosby Stills Nash and Young

THIRTY EIGHT years after Déjà Vu was released, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young release their live album, Déjà Vu Live, recorded during their 2006 Freedom of Speech tour.

Original tracks Dj Vu and Teach Your Children feature on the release, alongside some from Neil Young's 2006 anti-war album, Living with War.

Young's distinctive nasal vocals can be heard above the harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash as he delivers the lead vocals on tracks After the Garden, Living with War, Let's Impeach the President, Shock and Awe, Families and Roger and Out, all from his album.

But where Dj Vu was the soundtrack to the late sixties counter culture and Woodstock Nation, Dj Vu Live is merely one voice among many anti-Iraq war manifestations.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are no longer the voice of the anti-establishment, rather, they are part of their audience's anti-establishment voice.

Let's Impeach the President intersperses recordings of President Bush linking the war in Iraq with Osama Bin Laden with the song's verses.

The title lyric "Let's impeach the president for lying" is delivered with as much force as Dj Vu's Woodstock.

CSNY's political stance is not flagging; rather, it is proclaimed with a bigger, firmer voice.


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