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Last Show 1968 [no label, 1CD]
Live at Long Beach Arena, CA, May 5, 1968.
For those who are intrigued by the musical collage on the hidden track, This Is It, on Disc 1 of Neil Young’s Archives Vol 1, here are the rest of the songs. This Is It is a 14-minute collage of mainly Rock ‘n Roll Woman (part of the song), A Child’s Claim to Fame (more or less complete) and Bluebird (about seven minutes or so) of Buffalo Springfield’s last show in 1968.
Formed in 1966, Buffalo Springfield’s lineup featured Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Jim Messina, Richie Furay and Dewey Martin. Today, they would have been seen as a supergroup. The group released three albums and lasted about 25 months but its legacy has been long lasting.
This recording has been circulating, especially among Neil Young fans, for a while and though the sound leaves much to be desired (some consider the sound “poor”), it is historically significant, especially for the extended 22-minute Bluebird which became known as the band’s swansong.
For those who own either the DVD or the Blu-ray set of Neil Young’s Archives Vol 1 and want to locate the hidden tracks/video clips (or Easter eggs as they are commonly known), go to the individual pages of each song. Look for the feather that is pinned to the file card. (Note that not all pages/tracks have hidden tracks.) Click on the feather and this will highlight the hidden track. Also access the “More/Timeline” page. Click on the coloured pushpins there.
Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
These tracks are no longer available for download. Kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to download them at a later date.
02. Rock ‘n Roll Woman (up to “The Buffalo Springfield will not perform unless you go back to your seat!”)
03. Rock n’ Roll Woman (cont’d)
04. A Child’s Claim to Fame (omitted - officially released)
05. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
06. Good Time Boy
07. Mr. Soul
08. Uno Mundo
09. For What It’s Worth
Richie Furay - guitar, vocal
Stephen Stills - guitar, vocal
Neil Young - guitar, vocal
Jim Messina - bass
Dewey Martin - drums
Click on the link to order the Buffalo Springfield four-CD boxset.