Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 34:06 minutes | 670 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © ATCO Records
Recorded: January–September 1967, Los Angeles, California

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. –AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

1 Mr. Soul 02:52
2 A Child’s Claim To Fame 02:13
3 Everydays 02:42
4 Expecting To Fly 03:46
5 Bluebird 04:35
6 Hung Upside Down 03:30
7 Sad Memory 03:04
8 Good Time Boy 02:17
9 Rock & Roll Woman 02:49
10 Broken Arrow 06:14

Stephen Stills – organ, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, keyboard, vocals
Neil Young – lead and rhythm guitar, vocals
Richie Furay – rhythm guitar, vocals
Dewey Martin – drums, vocals
Bruce Palmer – bass

Norris Badeaux – baritone saxophone on “Good Time Boy”
James Burton – Dobro, guitar
Charlie Chin – banjo
Merry Clayton, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Gloria Jones, Shirley Matthews, Gracia Nitzsche – vocal
David Crosby – backing vocal on “Rock & Roll Woman”
Jim Fielder, Carol Kaye, Harvey Newmark, Bobby West – bass
Jim Gordon, Hal Blaine – drums
Doug Hastings, Chris Sarns, Russ Titelman – guitar
Jim Horn – clarinet
Jack Nitzsche – electric piano
Don Randi – piano, harpsichord