Repost: Back by popular demand — Crosby’s 1970 outakes (aka, Perro tapes)
One of my favorite LP’s from the early ’70s is David Crosby’s underrated masterpiece “If I Could Only Remember My Name?” A fully realized embodiment of the “sound” of California’s folk/rock/country/psychedelia movement of the time, the album features such players as Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Joni Mitchell, Phil Lesh, etc., etc. Almost as good as the album (and just, if not more interesting) are these outtakes from the 1970 sessions. These tracks are further proof that Crosby was an artistic force to be reckoned with at his creative peak.

Tracks: Zipped Folder (via sendspace)
Amazon: David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name
Related Post: David Crosby :: If I Could Only Remember My Name

Also of Note: If you are interested in this snapshot in time, the late ’60s and early ’70s Southern California folk-rock scene, keep reading. A book that has recently grabbed my attention is Laurel Canyon: : The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood. Chronicaling the state of one of L.A.’s most interesting and famously “arty” neighborhoods, the book excels delving into country-rock and the surrounding scene that developed around it.

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16 Responses to “David Crosby :: 1970 Session Outtakes”

  1. Thanks for this re-post! I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. wonderful stuff. Many thanks for reposting.

  3. thank you thank you thank you. I’m studder free!

  4. a real big thank you!this is the stuff they should have put as a bonus on the new version of”if only…”….

  5. Thanks so much for re-posting! I’ve been looking for this material for a while. By the way, have you ever come across another track from these sessions, “Jorma & Jerry’s Jam?” From what I’ve read, sounds pretty great…yet another unreleased PERRO tune.

  6. You do a great job, we share the same tastes. I have never heard a single song from that David Crosby album and I just bought it on iTunes on your recommendation. I am going to buy the book you reference as well. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  7. When Neil Young’s “Revolution Blues” came out on On the Beach, Crosby apparently freaked out at Young for the line “I hear that Laurel Canyon is filled with famous stars, but we hate them worse than lepers and we’ll kill them in their cars.” The specter of the Manson Family murders was still fresh in their minds, and Crosby was paranoid that Young’s line would spark off a copycat. Thanks for the tip—I’ll check out the book for sure. (P.S. if you haven’t read “Shakey”, the biography of Neil Young, you have to. It’s truly awesome.

  8. I wish I could get this but for the last four hours, each time I try the link I get “sorry the free service in your location is too busy” and offers to “upgrade” and pay money in order to download the file. I see others have gotten it – am I doing something wrong?

  9. Spike – it seems to be working (for free). I just tested it.

  10. Every time I visit this website I know I’ll find great music indication. I definitely would like to hear or know more about Lauren Canon late 60´s culture (and music). Specially those related to Neil or CSN. Thanks you very much.

  11. Many hours of trying later, success! Listening to it now. For 30+ years I’ve loved this album beyond any logical reasoning, especially because none of Crosby’s subsequent work, for me, touched this or the things he did up to this point. Having these extra tracks, well, thank you thank you thank you.

  12. great post………cant thank you enough

  13. Satisfied ’75 – I know you have already done this twice but is there any chance you could repost the tracks or the zip file again if possible? Each time its been up there i’ve missed it! I have loved this album for years and i’m absolutely desperate to get these outtakes!

    Many thanks.

  14. Drunkard, it has been a year since the last posting on this. Any way you can find it in your heart give some of us losers who missed the previous opportunities one more chance at the downloads? Pretty please.

  15. can you please repost? this is a true gem that i must have.

    will be forever grateful.

  16. can i get a tracklisting for this? im curious if its the same thing as i already have. and how about a repost.

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