CSN&Y – Love the One You’re With,

Posted: November 17, 2022 in MUSIC

Introduced by Graham Nash and presenting Henry Diltz’s remarkable CSN&Y archive, CSN&Y: Love the One You’re With is a celebration of the supergroup and its individual members, documented through 1,000 photographs and 34,000 words from 20 contributors.

With their unique vocal blend and a musical approach that ranged from acoustic folk to melodic pop to classic rock, supergroup CSN&Y created some of the most beloved songs of the Sixties and Seventies. The story of one of the world’s most famous vocal harmony groups has been one of extremes: break ups and make ups, sublime musical chemistry and creative conflict, reunions and solo endeavours. Throughout, their enormous cultural impact has remained inarguable.

Documenting it all from the band’s very beginning was renowned rock photographer, Henry Diltz. For the first time, Diltz’s photos of CSN&Y are being collected and presented in CSN&Y: Love the One You’re With. Only 350 Deluxe copies are being created, each signed by Henry Diltz and Graham Nash, with an exclusive signed fine art print. 

‘It was scary. But once we knew what we had, you could not pry us apart with a crowbar. We knew we’d lucked into something so special. We could hear it plain as day.’ – David Crosby

How grateful we are that the musical story of CSN&Y is being celebrated with this beautiful book, which showcases our visual history through Henry Diltz’s camera lens.’ – Graham Nash

‘We were eager, young, and hungry. All we needed to do was get it right.’ – Stephen Stills

Featuring over 1,000 photographs, Love the One You’re With is the first time that Henry Diltz’s photos of CSN&Y have been collected and presented in such number and format. Selected from an immense archive of colour slides, contact sheets and negatives, many are previously unpublished, while others are of iconic status.

The book’s photographic journey starts at the roots of CSN&Y, centred on the ‘sylvan place’ that was Laurel Canyon in the late Sixties. Diltz photographed Graham Nash, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young in their previous incarnations in the Hollies, the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. He was then witness to musical alchemy as CSN discovered their astonishing vocal dynamic, first performing to fellow musicians and friends. 

Throughout every decade since, Diltz has shot CSN, CSN&Y and their various iterations, in recording studios, on concert stages, for album covers, and at benefit concerts.

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