Author: Henry Diltz
Format: Craft Bound
Publication date: 01/02/2024
Imprint: Genesis Publications
FORTHCOMING – February 2024
‘People believe in CSN&Y. When they see CSN&Y, even if it is a nostalgia trip, I want them to believe that life is worth living, and that the rest of their life is going to be better than the first part. I want people to feel an energy from the band that makes you feel great.’ – Neil Young.
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 Selected from an immense archive of colour slides, contact sheets and negatives, many are previously unpublished, while others are of iconic status.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.
With a Foreword by Graham Nash, the 34,000-word manuscript has been garnered by CSN&Y biographer Dave Zimmer from both new and archive interviews with Henry Diltz and members of CSN&Y, alongside recollections of fellow musicians, friends, music industry figures, journalists and peers.
The list of contributors includes John Sebastian, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Judy Collins, Russ Kunkel, Glenn Frey, Gene Clark, Grace Slick, Arlo Guthrie, Bill Halverson, Ellen Sander, Elliot Roberts, Paul Rothchild, Ahmet Ertegun, Chip Monck, Cyrus Faryar, Bill Graham and Ron Stone.
Alongside Henry Diltz’s own treasured reflections are his many journal entries, which place the photographs squarely in the context of the times.
Numbered 351 to 2,000, the Collector copies feature a dark red quarter binding with colour foils and gold page edging, and have an inset portrait of the band, with a hand-drawn CSN&Y logo.
Each Collector copy is individually signed by Henry Diltz, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills. Collector copies are presented in a dark red box covered in a typographic design with hand-drawn lettering.
Edition: 1,650 numbered copies
Book specifications – 235mm x 310mm (9 ¼\” x 12 ¼\”), 272 pages