A dozen of their best songs, including Stephen Stills' great Bluebird and Rock and Roll Woman; For What It's Worth; Broken Arrow; Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing; Kind Woman, and more.
Only a handful of bands have made a greater impact with fewer recordings than the short-lived Buffalo Springfield. Their history is told in the titles of their three albums: 1967's eponymous debut
was followed by the peak-performance Again
later that year, which was followed by 1968's Last Time Around
. While their entire recorded career encompasses a mere two years, the Stephen Stills
-led quintet produced a number of '60s rock classics. Stills chipped in "For What It's Worth" and "Bluebird"; Furay's "Kind Woman" is one of the touchstones of country-rock; and Young fired off the likes of the raucous "Mr. Soul," the gentle "I Am a Child," the ambitious "Broken Arrow," and the breathtakingly pretty "Expecting to Fly." They're all on this 12-song overview, a suitable option for anyone who isn't up to stocking up on the entire catalog. --Steven Stolder