Buffalo Springfield Again

Buffalo Springfield Again

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Due in part to personnel problems which saw Bruce Palmer and Neil Young in and out of the group, Buffalo Springfield's second album did not have as unified an approach as their debut. Yet it doesn't suffer for that in the least -- indeed, the group continued to make major strides in both their songwriting and arranging, and this record stands as their greatest triumph. Stephen Stills' "Bluebird" and "Rock & Roll Woman" were masterful folk-rockers that should have been big hits (although they did manage to become small ones); his lesser-known contributions "Hung Upside Down" and the jazz-flavored "Everydays" were also first-rate. Young contributed the Rolling Stones-derived "Mr. Soul," as well as the brilliant "Expecting to Fly" and "Broken Arrow," both of which employed lush psychedelic textures and brooding, surrealistic lyrics that stretched rock conventions to their breaking point. Richie Furay (who had not written any of the songs on the debut) takes tentative songwriting steps with three compositions, although only "A Child's Claim to Fame," with its memorable dobro hooks by James Burton, meets the standards of the material by Stills and Young; the cut also anticipates the country-rock direction of Furay's post-Springfield band, Poco. Although a slightly uneven record that did not feature the entire band on several cuts, the high points were so high and plentiful that its classic status cannot be denied.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atco
UPC: 0075679039125
catalogNumber: 33226
Rank: 4047

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buffalo Springfield   Primary Artist
Steve Stills   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Neil Young   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Don Randi   Piano
James Burton   Dobro,Guitar
Dewey Martin   Drums
Jack Nitzsche   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Bruce Palmer   Bass
Richie Furay   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Chin   Banjo
Jim Fielder   Bass
Bob West   Bass

Technical Credits

Buffalo Springfield   Liner Notes
Steve Stills   Producer
Neil Young   Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Producer
Richie Furay   Producer
David Crosby   Contributor
Eve Babitz   Illustrations

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