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'Lost' Stephen Stills Recordings Released

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'Lost' Stephen Stills Recordings Released

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'Lost' Stephen Stills Recordings Released

'Lost' Stephen Stills Recordings Released

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With his days in the band Buffalo Springfield coming to an end, singer Stephen Stills found himself at a crossroads on April 26, 1968. Stills paid a recording engineer to "just roll tape" on a few new songs Stills had been working on. Many of those songs would go on to define his career — both with Crosby, Stills & Nash and in his solo work.

Those early recording sessions were lost until someone stumbled upon the poorly-marked tapes when the studio went out of business. Stills talks about those sessions, which were recently released for the first time, with Debbie Elliott.

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