Released today (June 29th) is the new Buffalo Springfield’s boxed set, What’s That Sound: The Complete Album Collection — with the band’s entire catalogue “newly remastered from the original analog tapes under the auspices of Neil Young.” The set features the band’s three albums — 1966’s Buffalo Springfield, 1967’s Buffalo Springfield Again, and 1968’s Last Time Around. The package includes stereo mixes of all three albums, plus mono mixes for Buffalo Springfield and Buffalo Springfield Again, and is available as a five-CD set and on digital download and streaming services. High resolution streaming and downloads will be available through www.neilyoungarchives.com. Buffalo Springfield was comprised of Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer, Dewey Martin, and Palmer’s replacement, Jim Messina.
Also today, the albums have been released — for the first time ever — on 180-gram vinyl as part of a limited-edition set of 5,000 copies. The five-LP box features the same mono and stereo mixes as the CD set, presented in sleeves and gatefolds that faithfully re-create the original releases.
Neil Young has always revered the Springfield and continues to view their work and relatively brief time together with great love and respect: “It was 18 months, but in retrospect, it seemed that 18 months seemed like 10 years.
I mean, y’know, ’cause we were so young, y’know? It was an important 18 months — everything was happening for the first time — so you remember all the details. It was a good group. We never had a gold record, never really got a lot of acclaim, and we didn’t last very long.”
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