IN PHOTOS: Crosby, Stills & Nash in unforgettable Manila concert

As you would expect at a concert by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, there were no frills, no grandiose stage effects. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash were simply three exemplary artists onstage, making music, their vocal harmony still intact, with more power than you might expect from this ageing trio, sans the great Neil Young.

It was a thrill to witness these living legends take the stage, they played Woodstock for goodness’ sake! 

This band is considered a supergroup, meaning each member had belonged to another prominent group. David Crosby is a singer/songwriter and played guitar with The Byrds; Stephen Stills had been a guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter in the band Buffalo Springfield (which also featured Neil Young); and Graham Nash had been a guitarist, singer/songwriter with The Hollies.

And the length of the show itself – they were very generous: two sets with a 20-minute intermission, with 24 or 25 songs. That's counting “Judy Blue Eyes,” as one song, which is really three. 

The set list was an inventory of time-honored pieces, and on more than one occasion was shifted around, changed off the cuff, as they went about their business – the sure sign of consummate performers. 

Most bands don't deviate much from the setlist, but these guys are at a whole other level. The way they moved and mixed things around seamlessly, the three functioned as one. It was so special. They also shared the spotlight, did a few solo performances, graciously introduced and gave some stage time to the other members of the band, gentleman indeed. Very impressive to say the least. Outstanding show. –