Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On The Way Home

If I were one of the lucky fans in California, I'll probably also cringe at the high ticket prices for Buffalo Springfield's reunion shows in June. But keep in mind that it's songs like these that makes attending any of their gigs totally worth it. I love the way Richie Furay sings the opening line, When the dream came -- it's like a warm friendly invitation into something spectacular. As a matter of fact, what I like about Buffalo Springfield songs are they're so unique you can't really trace their influence. And like The Byrds, they were also a pioneer folk & country rock group that would be extremely influential in the '70s.

On The Way Home can be found on their 1968 album Last Time Around. For Neil Young's amazing solo versions, check out Live At Massey Hall ('71) and Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House ('68). Also check out Neil's sentimental Buffalo Springfield Again from his 2000 album Silver And Gold. Do yourself a big favor and purchase these songs/albums rather than relying on YouTube.