Buffalo Springfield – What’s That Sound? Complete Albums Collection (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Buffalo Springfield – What’s That Sound? Complete Albums Collection (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 02:49:33 minutes | 6,35 GB | Genre: Rock
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A ‘Complete Albums Collection’ box set of Canadian-American rock band Buffalo Springfield output will be released on vinyl and CD at the end of June.

Although the band, which featured Neil Young and Stephen Stills, only issued three studio albums, the Complete Albums Collection will be a five-disc set since it includes 1966’s self-titled debut in both stereo and the band-preferred dedicated mono mix (which Young and Stills insisted on, after disliking the original stereo mix). The follow-up – 1967’s Buffalo Springfield Again – is also included in both dedicated mono and stereo. 1968’s Last Time Around (stereo only) completes this box.

The audio has been remastered from the analogue tapes and overseen by Neil Young. The vinyl set will be limited to 5,000 copies and the vinyl are gatefold packages, which replicate the originals.

At the heart of the sixties, the British Invasion and its raging rhythm’n’blues ruled the kingdom. But this didn’t prevent some groups from offering up an alternative. Buffalo Springfield is one of those groups, led by Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay and completed by bassist Bruce Palmer and drummer Dewey Martin. From their eponymous first album, Buffalo Springfield, which appeared at the end of 1966, their attention was turned towards folk-rock, psychedelic, country (like with Go And Say Goodbye) and even pop (with Sit Down I Think I Love You). It’s a cocktail that often touches the sublime (like the protest hit song For What It’s Worth by Stills) and remains the cornerstone of 60’s folk rock, just like the ballad Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing by Neil Young. This atypical group remains especially fascinating for the assortment of its strong personalities. Though it was exactly for that reason that the group came to an end. As early as their second album release in November 1967 (Buffalo Springfield Again) the cracks began to show – notably between Stills and Young who were fighting over artistic direction. Each leader signed his own themes, like Broken Arrow, Mr Soul and Expecting To Fly for the Canadian and Bluebird for the American… With the aptly named Last Time Around, Buffalo Springfield took its final bow, with Neil Young even jumping ship before the end of the recording of this third opus that was released during the summer of 1968. Even the album cover is in fact a montage simulating a group shot… From there after, the various members found further success independently: Neil Young took off solo, Richie Furay went on to form the band Poco and Stills joined David Crosby and Graham Nash for the trio Crosby, Stills & Nash… This 5CD box set brings together the stereo mixes of the three albums and the mono mixes of Buffalo Springfieldand Buffalo Springfield Again, all remastered from the original analogue tapes under the direction of Neil Young. An essential collection from a crucial band in the history of rock.  – Marc Zisman


CD1: Buffalo Springfield (mono mix)
1. Go And Say Goodbye (Remastered) [Mono]2. Sit Down I Think I Love You (Remastered) [Mono]3. Leave (Remastered) [Mono]4. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (Remastered) [Mono]5. Hot Dusty Roads (Remastered) [Mono]6. Everybody’s Wrong (Remastered) [Mono]7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (Remastered) [Mono]8. Burned (Remastered) [Mono]9. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It (Remastered) [Mono]10. Baby Don’t Scold Me (Remastered) [Mono]11. Out Of My Mind (Remastered) [Mono]12. Pay The Price (Remastered) [Mono]13. For What It’s Worth (Remastered) [Mono]

CD2: Buffalo Springfield (stereo mix)
1. For What It’s Worth (Remastered)
2. Go And Say Goodbye (Remastered)
3. Sit Down I Think I Love You (Remastered)
4. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing (Remastered)
5. Hot Dusty Roads (Remastered)
6. Everybody’s Wrong (Remastered)
7. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong (Remastered)
8. Burned (Remastered)
9. Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It (Remastered)
10. Leave (Remastered)
11. Out Of My Mind (Remastered)
12. Pay The Price (Remastered)

CD3: Buffalo Springfield Again (mono mix)
1. Mr. Soul (Remastered) [Mono]2. A Child’s Claim To Fame (Remastered) [Mono]3. Everydays (Remastered) [Mono]4. Expecting To Fly (Remastered) [Mono]5. Bluebird (Remastered) [Mono]6. Hung Upside Down (Remastered) [Mono]7. Sad Memory (Remastered) [Mono]8. Good Time Boy (Remastered) [Mono]9. Rock & Roll Woman (Remastered) [Mono]10. Broken Arrow (Remastered) [Mono]

CD4: Buffalo Springfield Again (stereo mix)
1. Mr. Soul (Remastered)
2. A Child’s Claim To Fame (Remastered)
3. Everydays (Remastered)
4. Expecting To Fly (Remastered)
5. Bluebird (Remastered)
6. Hung Upside Down (Remastered)
7. Sad Memory (Remastered)
8. Good Time Boy (Remastered)
9. Rock & Roll Woman (Remastered)
10. Broken Arrow (Remastered)

CD5: Last Time Around
1. On The Way Home (Remastered)
2. It’s So Hard To Wait (Remastered)
3. Pretty Girl Why (Remastered)
4. Four Days Gone (Remastered)
5. Carefree Country Day (Remastered)
6. Special Care (Remastered)
7. The Hour Of Not Quite Rain (Remastered)
8. Questions (Remastered)
9. I Am A Child (Remastered)
10. Merry-Go-Round (Remastered)
11. Uno Mundo (Remastered)
12. Kind Woman (Remastered)