RECORD CRACK: P.S. I Love You – Neil Young & Graham Nash’s “War Song” (Japanese sleeve)

For today’s installment of P.S. I Love You I wanted to put up another CSN(&Y-related sleeve from Japan. This one was from the short-lived collaboration between Neil Young and Graham Nash, and while only Young is shown on the cover, again I post it here for a few reasons:

1) It’s from Japan, a country that would release a crazy amount of releases with unique/exclusive sleeves, and seeing kanji along with the artist photo and record label logo are bonuses from me.

2) It’s a picture sleeve associated with a song, also released in the U.S. and other countries as a single, that isn’t normally associated with a picture sleeve. This is the kind of thing that has driven collectors to go picture sleeve crazy, just for that one image most people don’t know about. I like it.

3) It’s a non-LP track, recorded at a time when everyone in the CSNY equation was coming out with music, and this was no exception. The Wikipedia entry for the song states the song was written in support of George McGovern‘s 1972 presidential campaign when he had hoped to take Richard Nixon out of the White House. The song’s only digital appearance has been on Young’s Archives Vol. 1 box set. Those who wish to have it on LP will have to hunt down the old Warner Bros. Loss Leaders compilation, Heavy Goods.

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