Rhino releases on June 29th What's That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection
Buffalo Springfield's three studio albums newly remastered, sourced from the original analog tapes under Neil Young's "auspices". The boxed set will be available on five CDs, or as a limited to 5000 copies 180g LP edition. Though the group released but 3 LPs, the set includes the mono editions of Buffalo Springfield
. The date celebrate's the group's final live concert 50 years ago.
The CD set sells for $39.98. The LP set for $114.98. The still relevant (or maybe more relevant than ever) "For What It's Worth", released as a single and not included on the original release of the group's first album but later added as the opener with "Baby Don't Scold Me" omitted with minor track order changes is here as the final song on side two in order to preserve the original album's running order (including "Baby Don't Scold Me").
The set will also be available in "high resolution" streamed or downloaded at Neil Young's Archives. The original artwork has been "faithfully reproduced" and yes, the records are "sourced from the original analog tapes" according to Chris Bellman, who cut lacquers. When CB says it that way it means" from tape".
"Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin played their first show together as Buffalo Springfield in 1966. The same year, the band recorded and released its self-titled debut, which included the iconic protest song, “For What It’s Worth,” featuring lyrics as poignant now as they were then, in addition to standouts like “Burned,” “Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It,” and the band’s first single, “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing.”
"The group spent the first half of 1967 making Buffalo Springfield Again, which was the first album to feature songs written by Furay (“A Child’s Claim To Fame.”) Stills and Young both contributed some all-time classics with “Bluebird” and “Rock And Roll Woman” from Stills, and “Mr. Soul” and “Expecting To Fly” from Young.
When Last Time Around came out in July 1968, the band members were in the midst of transitioning to new projects: Stills famously joined David Crosby and Graham Nash in CSN; Young went solo; and Furay started Poco with Jim Messina, who produced Last Time Around and played bass on two of the songs. Highlights abound on the album with Young’s “I Am A Child,” Furay’s “Kind Woman” and Stills’ “Uno Mundo.”