As with The Yardbirds, a band that had a seismic after-effect on the world of Rock and Roll as a growth medium, so was Buffalo Springfield. With massive talents within, it was only a matter of time before those embryonic talents were sprung into the world, delivering timeless music for millions. For Buffalo Springfield, that was Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay. Neil Young went on to a successful solo career with a brief stop with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Stephen Stills became a founder member of CSN, and Richie Furay formed Poco. Their tenure in the annals of Rock and Roll as Buffalo Springfield was short but fruitful with only three Atco Records albums, all issued within a two year period (Buffalo Springfield – 1966, Buffalo Springfield Again – 1967, Last Time Around – 1968). Their best known song, “For What It’s Worth” was a Psych Rock classic protest song written by Stephen Stills.
On June 29, Rhino Records will release a 5CD Complete Albums Collection with all music newly remastered for this set. Their three albums are here with the first two presented in both Stereo and Mono mixes. Last Time Around will be presented only in its original Stereo. The box set will be named What’s That Sound?, and will be issued on 5CD, DD, as well as a limited edition 180g-weight vinyl LP Box. The set is currently available for pre-order.
(For the first album, there is a bit of history to the add of “For What It’s Worth”. It was not on the first release but as the single soared up the charts, it was added to the album and shifted to the first track pushing the others down a notch in the play list. That is represented on CD2 for the Stereo version of Buffalo Springfield. It’s at the end of the track-list for the Mono version of CD1.)
50 years is a long, long time.