LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Dallas-born singer-songwriter Stephen Stills, of Crosby, Stills & Nash fame, is tapping into his past with his latest release.
"Just Roll Tape -- April 26th 1968," is a collection of 13 demos Stills recorded 39 years ago in a New York studio, after recording some music with then-girlfriend Judy Collins for the soundtrack to the film "The Subject Was Roses." It features early versions of CSN favorites such as "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "Helplessly Hoping," "Wooden Ships" and "Change Partners," along with a bonus rendition of "Treetop Flyer" recorded at another session.
"There was most of the first (Crosby, Stills & Nash) album and my first solo albums and things that didn't quite make the cut," Stills recalls. "I had a feeling that these were good. This is the first time I got them down coherently, but I felt like I was onto something."
Stills received the tape after several decades from another musician, who found it in a box when the studio was closing.