Buffalo Springfield Again
|Buffalo Springfield Again|
|Studio album by Buffalo Springfield|
|Released||30 October 1967|
|Recorded||January–September 1967, Los Angeles, California|
|Genre||Folk rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Ahmet Ertegün, Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Jack Nitzsche, Stephen Stills, Neil Young|
|Buffalo Springfield chronology|
The recording of this album has been described by some as being tense and protracted, because Young was often absent and the bass guitarist, Bruce Palmer, spent much of the sessions detained on drug charges. A number of Los Angeles session players also make appearances.
Among the notable tracks are Young's minor hit, "Mr. Soul". The album also includes two orchestral experiments Young produced with Jack Nitzsche, a Phil Spector associate: "Expecting to Fly" and "Broken Arrow". Both tracks were intended for solo release, and feature Young only, backed by session players (though Furay overdubbed a harmony vocal on the latter).
Stephen Stills contributed four tunes, among them "Rock and Roll Woman", a song co-written by an uncredited David Crosby and allegedly featuring Crosby on backup vocals. This song is probably the first collaboration between Stills and Crosby. Simultaneous tension in Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, and The Hollies would eventually result in the formation of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Though he had contributed lead vocals on their first album, this record marked the first time that they recorded any of Richie Furay's songs.
|The Village Voice||A−|
In 2003, the album was ranked number 188 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 greatest albums of all time". The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
- "Mr. Soul" (Neil Young) – 2:48
- Original recording January 9, 1967, Atlantic Studios, New York, New York. Additional recording April 4, 1967. Lead vocal: Neil Young. Backing vocal and guitar: Richie Furay, Steve Stills.
- "A Child's Claim to Fame" (Richie Furay) – 2:09
- Recorded June 21, 1967, Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Richie Furay. Dobro: James Burton.
- "Everydays" (Stephen Stills) – 2:38
- Recorded March 15, Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stephen Stills. Bass: Jim Fielder. (Bruce Palmer absent).
- "Expecting to Fly" (Young) – 3:39
- "Bluebird" (Stills) – 4:28
- Recorded starting April 4, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stephen Stills. Bass: Bobby West. Banjo: Charlie Chin. (Bruce Palmer absent).
- "Hung Upside Down" (Stills) – 3:24
- Recorded June 30 & September 1–5, 1967, Columbia Recording Studios & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Richie Furay (verses), Stephen Stills (choruses).
- "Sad Memory" (Furay) – 3:00
- Recorded September 5, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Richie Furay. Electric lead guitar: Neil Young. Acoustic guitar: Richie Furay. (Stills, Palmer, and drummer Dewey Martin absent).
- "Good Time Boy" (Furay) – 2:11
- Recorded August 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Dewey Martin. Reports differ on whether drummer Martin actually played drums on this track, or whether it was played entirely by session musicians, including the Memphis Horns.
- "Rock & Roll Woman" (Stills) – 2:44
- Recorded June 22-August 8, 1967, Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Stephen Stills. Background vocal: David Crosby (disputed; he is, however, an uncredited co-writer of the melody). Guitar: Doug Hastings.
- "Broken Arrow" (Young) – 6:11
- Recorded August 25 & September 5–18, 1967, Columbia Recording Studios & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California. Lead vocal: Neil Young. Piano, organ: Don Randi. Guitar: Chris Sarns.
- 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"
- Hal Blaine - drums
- James Burton - Dobro, guitar
- Charlie Chin - banjo
- Merry Clayton - vocal
- David Crosby - backing vocal on "Rock & Roll Woman"
- Jim Fielder - bass
- Jim Gordon - drums
- Doug Hastings - guitar
- Brenda Holloway - vocal
- Patrice Holloway - vocal
- Jim Horn - clarinet
- Gloria Jones - vocal
- Carol Kaye - bass
- Shirley Matthews - vocal
- Harvey Newmark - bass
- Gracia Nitzsche - vocal
- Jack Nitzsche - electric piano
- Don Randi - piano, harpsichord
- Chris Sarns - guitar
- Russ Titelman - guitar
- Bobby West - bass
- Producers: Richie Furay, Jack Nitzsche, Stephen Stills, Neil Young
- Recording Engineer: Jim Messina, Bruce Botnick ("Expecting to Fly" and "Bluebird")
- Mastering: Tim Mulligan
- Design: Loring Eutemey
- Illustrations: Eve Babitz
- Liner notes: Buffalo Springfield
|June 1967||"Bluebird" / (1:59 edit) / "Mr Soul"||Pop Singles||58||September 1967||"Rock And Roll Woman" / "A Child's Claim To Fame"||-||-|
- Unterberger, Richie. "Great Moments in Folk Rock: Lists of Author Favorites". www.richieunterberger.com. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- "Buffalo Springfield Biography by Richie Unterberger". Allmusic.
- Peter Buckley, The Rough Guide to Rock, (Rough Guides, 2003), ISBN 1843531054, p.147.
- "Richie Unterberger review of Buffalo Springfield Again". Allmusic.
- Rolling Stone: Vol 1. No. 3, December 14, 1967, p. 19
- Christgau, Robert (December 20, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide to 1967". The Village Voice. New York. p. 69. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
-  Archived January 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.