These recordings find Stills at peak performance in both vocal delivery and musicianship,
effortlessly incorporating alternate instrumentation on his instantly recognizable tracks,
including a seamless medley of "49 Bye Byes" and "For What It's Worth" unexpectedly
played on piano.
Hand-picked by Stills from his personal archives, this album captures timeless and era
defining performances. Fans who were lucky enough to catch his historic debut trek,
dubbed "The Memphis Horns Tour," were treated to the balladeer, the raving troubadour, the
acoustic bluesman, the soul driver, and by far the most passionate music maker. Backed by
a loyal cast of friends, including his usual steady rhythm section-drummer Dallas Taylor
and bassist Calvin "Fuzzy" Samuels-along with keyboardist Paul Harris, guitarist Steve
Fromholz, and percussionist Joe Lala, these Northern California shows were one of the most
unique and intimate stops on the tour
This album, rather than being an artifact from a bygone era, sparkles and stimulates. It
cajoles you into thinking, feeling and-most importantly-moving. Stephen Stills Live At
Berkeley 1971 is a cornucopia of priceless sound-and all of it bears the distinct and loving
fingerprint of Stephen Stills.