Buffalo Springfield Again (studio album) by Buffalo Springfield
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Buffalo Springfield's "Buffalo Springfield Again" from 1967 was the group's ambitious second album, where over thegroup over an extended period and with the help of various session musicians were given the opportunity to experiment and develop their music in the studio. Various styles are mixed in new and exciting ways, and the group is certainly plays a part in establishing the country-rock genre.
The two great songwriters Steve Stills and Neil Young are behind the album's most important and strongest tracks, but guitarist Richie Furay also contributes three songs.
Neil Young, who actually left the group a couple times along the way, contributes three strong songs. "Mr Soul" is a fairly simple rocker, but a fine and striking one of the kind; apperas like an obvious choice for a single; but it did in fact only make to the B-side of "Bluebird". "Expecting to Fly" is a more arranged number with an addition of horns. Fine sensitive vocals from Young, and the track is actually a Young solo track, with no contribution from the other members. "Broken Arrow", which opens with a small live quote from "Mr Soul" is the album's most complex number, with various musical pieces nicely tied together to form a beautiful whole. A great extended closing track.
Steve Stills, who somehow appears to be the leader of the group, contributes four fine numbers. "Everydays" shows that Still's songwriting in addition to be rooted in pop and rock also is inspired by blues and jazz. "Bluebird" is the album's second extended track which rounded out side one of the original vinyl album. Lots of great guitar playing with room for improvisation,;and a fun ending with a different beat and banjo accompaniment. "Hung Upside" is a simpler mid-tempo rocker; quite catchy and it must have been a sure live favorite. "Rock 'n Roll Woman" is as the title suggests another rock number, though not without folk inspiration and with fine vocal harmonies; rumors say that David Crosby contributed.
Richie Furay's song are somewhat weaker; the best is "A Child's Claim to Fame"; an early country-rock composition. "Sad Memory" is a quiet jazz-inspired song; not very exciting. "Good Time Boy" is pure soul, and seems out of place in a Buffalo Springfield context. Despite these minor flaws, it is still the group's masterpiece and an a important album in early rock history.
Decent collection of songs, it's not very cohesive but have some incredible highlights that show potential especially in Neil Young and Stephen Stills.
Some outstanding tracks on this record that completely carry the album as the several weaker tracks really struggle to maintain my interest at all. Examples of these great tracks are Broken Arrow, Mr. Soul, A Child's Claim To Fame, Expecting To Fly and Bluebird. Every other track feels lifeless and dull and are completely pointless in the grand scheme of the record. When the sound works though it works to an extremely high level of quality with the combination of the big artists being extremely effective. Take Broken Arrow as an example as it is the best song as well as the most ambitious song on the record. The combination of the performances and quality song writing as well as beautiful vocals from Young make for a phenomenal track that is one of the greatest of all time. If they could keep this up throughout the whole record then this album would be incredible but they struggle with maintaining the consistency. Overall, half the album is great and the other 5 songs are not making for quite a polarising listen that drags the quality down.
Aunque mi favorito es el anterior, el segundo disco de Buffalo Springfield es, para muchos, su mejor álbum.
Buffalo Springfield's second record gets the most consistent critical praise, and it is very good, but it is missing the charm and collaborative approach that is all other their debut record. Neil Young returns with some studio-drenched songs that I adore. Stephen Stills brings out some good rocking songs as well. Richie Furay contributes three originals too, but they only succeed in bringing down the quality of the whole record. Overall, it's a strong, psychedelic-tinged set of folk-rock songs, but the scrapping of the live approach prevents it from reaching its full potential.
Track Pick: Broken Arrow
Gems: Rock n Roll Woman, Expecting to Fly
nothing special. just one Mr. Soul
Great contributions from every member of the group. Fantastic guitar work and great songwriting. An eclectic collection of songs that fit well together, in my opinion.
Disco, questo "Again" che mi è sempre piaciuto mille volte più dell'esordio omonimo, perfettamente equilibrato com'è nel mantenere un piede nel country ed uno nella psichedelia.
Some really great songs on this album, although I can't say all the songs are equally memorable.
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