Neil Young (w/ the Buffalo Springfield) – “Expecting to Fly” from Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
The latest Neil Young Archives Performance Series recordings will be released next week as Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968. These archives releases have been very exciting for me. I found the Live at Massey Hall 1971 recordings to be a refreshing collection of songs which I had previously known only by their studio versions.
This latest record (streaming in its entirety here) is a similar revelation. It includes many songs that would appear on his S/T album the following year (“The Loner,” “I’ve Been Waiting for You,” “The Old Laughing Lady,” and the horrible “Last Trip to Tulsa”). But I particularly enjoy the stripped-down Buffalo Springfield songs like “Broken Arrow,” “Expecting to Fly,” and “Out of My Mind” (possibly the most beautiful song on the album).
It shows what a skillful businessman Neil is that fans are anxiously awaiting his albums 40 years after they were recorded.
Make sure to listen to it at the NPR link above
Posted by Jordy