Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Treat 'Déjà Vu' to 50th Anniversary Reissue

The expanded edition features previously unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate versions
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Treat 'Déjà Vu' to 50th Anniversary Reissue
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's revered album Déjà Vu turned 50 last year, and the milestone will be celebrated with a new expanded reissue. 

Arriving May 14 through Rhino, the expanded Déjà Vu will arrive in 5-LP and 4-CD/1-LP versions, collecting the original record alongside unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate takes.

The new set's design replicates the original pressing's hardcover, leather-like sleeve and will also include a book featuring rare photos and liner notes by Cameron Crowe. Both versions are now available for pre-order.

Today's news arrives alongside an unreleased demo of Neil Young's "Birds," which would appear on his celebrated solo effort After the Gold Rush months after Déjà Vu's release. As you'll hear, this particular demo features Graham Nash, who asks Young at the outset, "Are you sure you're completely in tune?"

"I know it's just me and Neil doing it with his acoustic guitar, but that's a beautiful piece of music," Nash told Rolling Stone of the demo. "It's me trying to be the best harmony singer I can be with somebody of the stature of Neil Young. I don't want to stick out singing extra words that he's not singing. I have to be on my game. And 'Birds' is a perfect example of that."

Nash continued: "When you just listen to Déjà Vu and you appreciate it, you have no idea what went into the making of the record. This release will give you a great idea of how this record came together. We were all four strong writers. We were all four strong singers. I don't believe there's a band in the world with four writers and four singers. And don't forget, we may be the only original band that's still around. The Beach Boys and the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones aren't the original bands. Carl Wilson died and Brian Jones died. But the four of us are still rocking, and it's kind of interesting."

In 2017, Young felt that a CSNY reunion was not out of the question, though Nash made it clear he was "done" with the group a year prior.

Déjà Vu: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition:

Disc One: Original Album

1. Carry On
2. Teach Your Children
3. Almost Cut My Hair
4. Helpless
5. Woodstock
6. Déjà Vu
7. Our House
8. 4 + 20
9. Country Girl
10. Whiskey Boot Hill
11. Down, Down, Down
12. Country Girl
13. Everybody I Love You

Disc Two: Demos

1. Our House – Graham Nash *
2. 4 + 20 – Stephen Stills *
3. Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves) – David Crosby & Graham Nash
4. Birds – Neil Young & Graham Nash *
5. So Begins the Task/Hold On Tight – Stephen Stills *
6. Right Between The Eyes – Graham Nash
7. Almost Cut My Hair – David Crosby *
8. Teach Your Children – Graham Nash & David Crosby
9. How Have You Been – Crosby, Stills & Nash
10. Triad – David Crosby
11. Horses Through a Rainstorm – Graham Nash
12. Know You Got to Run – Stephen Stills *
13. Question Why – Graham Nash *
14. Laughing – David Crosby *
15. She Can't Handle It – Stephen Stills *
16. Sleep Song – Graham Nash
17. Déjà Vu – David Crosby & Graham Nash *
18. Our House – Graham Nash & Joni Mitchell *

Disc Three: Outtakes

1. Everyday We Live *
2. The Lee Shore – 1969 Vocal *
3. I'll Be There *
4. Bluebird Revisited *
5. Horses Through a Rainstorm
6. 30 Dollar Fine *
7. Ivory Tower *
8. Same Old Song *
9. Hold On Tight/Change Partners *
10. Laughing *
11. Right On Rock 'n' Roll *

Disc Four: Alternates

1. Carry On – Early Alternate Mix *
2. Teach Your Children – Early Version *
3. Almost Cut My Hair – Early Version *
4. Helpless – Harmonica Version
5. Woodstock – Alternate Vocals *
6. Déjà Vu – Early Alternate Mix *
7. Our House – Early Version *
8. 4 + 20 – Alternate Take 2 *
9. Know You Got To Run *

* previously unissued