“Like a smoke-ring day when the wind blows.”

Buffalo Springfield – “On the Way Home” from Last Time Around (1968)

Neil Young – “On the Way Home” from Live at Massey Hall 1971

Two versions of Neil Young’s “On the Way Home” which bookended the break-up of Buffalo Springfield (check out the Springfield album cover which seems to indicate some dissent on Young’s part). The BS version was sung by Richie Furay and performed at a preposterous tempo. When he struck out on his own, Neil reclaimed the song with this uncompromising (and better) take at Massey Hall.

The end of Buffalo Springfield is a tale of clashing rock egos, especially concerning Young and Stephen Stills. However, it is also the birth story of Neil Young’s incomparable 1970s solo career.

Buy Neil Young here
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Posted by Jordy

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Filed under 1960s, 1970s, Acoustic, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

One response to ““Like a smoke-ring day when the wind blows.”

  1. Hello, nice post. Bookmark it.

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