|All I can say is, it's about bloody time! 4 CD's of Buffalo Springfield tracks, from early acoustic demos and unreleased takes, to stereo and mono versions of the first two albums, and then even more. An incredible book, and sterling sound. Not only was this one of the first super groups (a term that later emerged), they also produced fresh music that was melodic, harmonic, emotional, and very well crafted. |
All this seemed either inevitable or impossible because of the disparate styles of the members. They would nearly croon and they would rock, and all with incredible magnetism. For fans, this is way past due.
For the uninitiated, this is an essential education. For me, the thrill of the unreleased instrumentals "Kahuna Sunset" and "Buffalo Stomp" were tantalizing additions to the box. Original members Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Ritchie Furay are backed by original drummer Cyrus Faryar as well as Dewey Martin. Also here is Jim Messina, fresh from his surf band the Jesters.
My only complaint is the omission of the full length "Blue Bird," with it's original hard rockin' second part, which was replaced for release with the banjo heard on the Buffalo Springfield Again album. A must have impeccably significant release.