Expecting to Fly (song)
|"Expecting to Fly"|
|Single by Buffalo Springfield|
|from the album Buffalo Springfield Again|
|Released||December 16, 1967|
|Buffalo Springfield singles chronology|
"Expecting to Fly" is a song written by Neil Young and performed by Buffalo Springfield. The song reached #98 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. The song appeared on their 1967 album, Buffalo Springfield Again. Producer Jack Nitzsche provided the orchestral arrangement featuring a string section plus an oboe. Nitzsche had also worked with the Buffalo Springfield song "On the Way Home", and "Broken Arrow", both written by Neil Young. Live versions from Young's early solo performances appear on the albums Live at the Riverboat 1969, Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968, and Live at the Cellar Door.
- Thirteen Senses released the song in 2005 in the United Kingdom as the B-side to their single "The Salt Wound Routine".
- Metric recorded a version in 2011.
- Emily Haines occasionally played it live during her Knives Don't Have Your Back shows.
- of Montreal released the song as a single in 2011 in Norway.
- Buffalo Springfield's version was used in the 1978 film Coming Home, the 1982 movie, Purple Haze and the 1998 movie, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and in the 2015 movie, Joy.
- Buffalo Springfield, "Expecting to Fly" Chart Positions Retrieved March 1, 2014
- Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again Retrieved March 1, 2014
- Thirteen Senses, "Expecting to Fly" single release Retrieved March 1, 2014
- of Montreal, "Expecting to Fly" single release Retrieved March 1, 2014
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