Buffalo Springfield [Box Set]

Buffalo Springfield [Box Set]

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by Buffalo Springfield
     
 

Yes, they were only together a little more than a year and a half. Sure, they only managed to generate one hit single ("For What It's Worth"). But the legacy of Buffalo Springfield far outstrips mere mathematical formulae. Compiled and produced by cofounder Neil Young, this sprawling retrospective -- which retrofits the band's first twoSee more details below

Overview

Yes, they were only together a little more than a year and a half. Sure, they only managed to generate one hit single ("For What It's Worth"). But the legacy of Buffalo Springfield far outstrips mere mathematical formulae. Compiled and produced by cofounder Neil Young, this sprawling retrospective -- which retrofits the band's first two full albums with three dozen previously unreleased songs -- provides ample evidence of this short-lived supernova's effect on the rock universe. The first three discs are sequenced chronologically, from the band's earliest demos to their demise, while the fourth disc presents newly remastered versions of the group's first two albums, Buffalo Springfield (mono) and Buffalo Springfield Again (stereo), in their entirety. (Collector's note: Of the box's 88 tracks, 36 were previously unreleased.) Sparse, folky demo versions of early classics like "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" and the gentle "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong" distill the purity of the band's early sound. Enriched by the harmonies of Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay, the songs curl subtly around the synapses, conjuring up visions of bucolic countryside that are soon punctuated by the Day-Glo tones of tunes like the raga rendition of "Buffalo Stomp." This expansive set provides a wonderfully nuanced balance between the back-porch friendliness of songs like "Good Time Boy" and the rougher edges of tracks like "One More Sign" (particularly effective in the demo version presented here) and the psychedelicized spelunking of the Byrds' borrowing "Mr. Soul" and Young's "Broken Arrow." The box is outfitted with a photo-heavy booklet that -- in addition to providing some eye-opening fashion "don'ts" -- captures the spirit of the Summer of Love in romantic-but-cogent fashion with a lengthy essay, detailed liner notes, newspaper clippings, and other nifty timepieces.

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Ben Edmonds
Buffalo Springfield are that rarest of beasts: an influential 1960s band whose recorded legacy hasn't been recycled into dust... But though the Springfield lasted little more than two years and struggled to release three albums, the group contributed as much to rock & roll as its famous divorces. This long-overdue four-disc box chronicles and illuminates that contribution.
Blender - Don McLeese
This four-CD set shows how the band’s country-rock extended the Byrds’ synthesis of folk melodies with pop hooks.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2001
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227432423
catalogNumber:
74324

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. There Goes My Babe
  2. Come On
  3. Hello, I've Returned
  4. Out of My Mind
  5. Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
  6. I'm Your Kind of Guy
  7. Baby Don't Scold Me
  8. Neighbor Don't You Worry
  9. We'll See
  10. Sad Memory
  11. Can't Keep Me Down
  12. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
  13. Go and Say Goodbye
  14. Sit Down, I Think I Love You
  15. Leave
  16. Hot Dusty Roads
  17. Everybody's Wrong
  18. Burned
  19. Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It
  20. Out of My Mind
  21. Pay the Price
  22. Down Down Down
  23. Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
  24. Neighbor Don't You Worry

Disc 2

  1. Down Down Down
  2. Kahuna Sunset
  3. Buffalo Stomp
  4. Baby Don't Scold Me
  5. For What It's Worth
  6. Mr. Soul
  7. We'll See
  8. My Kind of Love
  9. Pretty Girl Why
  10. Word I Must Say
  11. Nobody's Fool
  12. So You've Got a Lover
  13. My Angel
  14. No Sun Today
  15. Everydays
  16. Down to the Wire
  17. Bluebird
  18. Expecting to Fly
  19. Hung Upside Down
  20. A Child's Claim to Fame
  21. Rock & Roll Woman

Disc 3

  1. Hung Upside Down
  2. Good Time Boy
  3. One More Sign
  4. The Rent Is Always Due
  5. Round and Round and Round
  6. Old Laughing Lady
  7. Broken Arrow
  8. Sad Memory
  9. On the Way Home
  10. Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?
  11. Special Care
  12. Falcon Lake (Ash on the Floor)
  13. What a Day
  14. I Am a Child
  15. Questions
  16. Merry-Go-Round
  17. Uno Mundo
  18. Kind Woman
  19. It's So Hard to Wait
  20. Four Days Gone

Disc 4

  1. For What It's Worth
  2. Go and Say Goodbye
  3. Sit Down, I Think I Love You
  4. Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
  5. Hot Dusty Roads
  6. Everybody's Wrong
  7. Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
  8. Burned
  9. Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It
  10. Leave
  11. Out of My Mind
  12. Pay the Price
  13. Baby Don't Scold Me
  14. Mr. Soul
  15. A Child's Claim to Fame
  16. Everydays
  17. Expecting to Fly
  18. Bluebird
  19. Hung Upside Down
  20. Sad Memory
  21. Good Time Boy
  22. Rock & Roll Woman
  23. Broken Arrow

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buffalo Springfield   Primary Artist
Jim Messina   Bass
Buddy Miles   Drums
Stephen Stills   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Neil Young   Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Davis   Bass
Don Randi   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord
James Burton   Dobro
Dewey Martin   Clarinet,Drums,Horn,Saxophone,Vocals
Jack Nitzsche   Electric Piano
Bruce Palmer   Bass
Richie Furay   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Drums,Timpani,Vibes
Cyrus Faryar   Percussion
Hal Blaine   Drums
Charlie Chin   Banjo
Merry Clayton   Choir, Chorus
Jim Fielder   Bass
James Gordon   Strings,English Horn
Patrice Holloway   Choir, Chorus
Jessie Hill   Drums,Timpani
Brenda Holloway   Choir, Chorus
Jim Horn   Clarinet
Carol Kaye   Banjo,Bass,Dobro,Fiddle,Piano,Strings,Drums,Horn,Vibes
Harvey Newmark   Bass
Gracia Nitzsche   Choir, Chorus
Jeromy Stuart   Calliope,Harpsichord,Bells
Rusty Young   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dr. John   Piano
Gary Marker   Bass
Russ Titleman   Guitar
Jimmy Carstein   Drums
Bobby West   Bass
Sherlie Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Chris Sarns   Guitar

Technical Credits

Buffalo Springfield   Producer
Jim Messina   Producer,Engineer
Stephen Stills   Producer,Remixing
Neil Young   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Remixing
Dewey Martin   Executive Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Producer
Richie Furay   Composer,Producer
Tom May   Engineer
Joel Bernstein   Artwork,Text
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Gary Burden   Art Direction
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Charles Greene   Producer
Jim Hilton   Engineer
Tim Mulligan   Remixing
Stan Ross   Engineer
Doc Siegel   Engineer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Brian Stone   Producer
Dallas Taylor   Composer
Bruce Tergesen   Engineer
Bill Lazarus   Engineer
Pete Long   Contributor
Bruce Cannon   Contributor
William E Brittan   Engineer
Jean Camber   Graphic Assistant

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