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Buffalo Springfield is ‘not done yet’

Stephen Stills and Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield talk in this CNN video about touring together for the first time in 40 years.

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Recorded at Bonnaroo Festival.

Buffalo Springfield co-founder Richie Furay is back to the future + Feb. 2012 tour

With old band and new, Buffalo Springfield co-founder Richie Furay is back to the future
By Jeremy P. Meyer
The Denver Post, Posted: 07/16/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT

Musician Richie Furay rehearsing with his Richie Furay Band at Calvary Chapel in Broomfield on Friday July 8, 2011. Furay will be reuniting with former band mates with Buffalo Springfield next year.

Richie Furay could be the forgotten rock-‘n’- roll pioneer.

The 67-year-old Broomfield pastor has roots deep in the annals of rock music — he is the co-founder of the seminal 1960s band Buffalo Springfield and is regarded as an architect of a genre that dominated the radio in the early 1970s.

But aside from rock historians and music geeks, few people know anything about Furay, whose own band has trouble booking shows in Colorado.

Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, Furay doesn’t like to play up his accolades.

“Put me on the river, put me on the golf course, put me on the stage — I’m having fun,” he said recently, sitting in the office of his small church.

Furay’s relative anonymity is already changing, thanks to the reunion of Buffalo Springfield, the group he formed in 1966 with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Bruce Palmer.

Although Buffalo Springfield disbanded after two years and three albums, critics for decades have heralded the group for its four-part harmonies and instrumental prowess, saying the band had the makings to become the American Beatles.

But next year, fans across the U.S. will be able to see Furay when Buffalo Springfield embarks in February on a cross-country tour.

>>> full article on Denverpost.com
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thanks to JS.

Buffalo Springfield Tour Scheduled for 2012, says Spokesperson

Rick Rosas posted this link on FB:

Buffalo Springfield Tour Scheduled for 2012, Says Spokesperson

Last month, many drove hundreds of miles and waited hours just to see Buffalo Springfield, fresh off a 40-plus-year hiatus, play Bonnaroo. The wait was worth it as Buffalo Springfield — surviving founding members Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young plus bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale — played classic tracks ‘For What It’s Worth’ and ‘Mr. Soul’ like they hadn’t skipped a band practice since 1968, the same year their last studio album, ‘Last Time Around,’ was released. But fans waiting to see Buffalo Springfield on the 30-date fall tour hinted by Furay and Stills earlier this year in a Rolling Stone interview, are going to have to wait a little longer.

On Thursday (June 30), Furay posted a message on his Facebook page informing the tour would not kick off until the beginning of next year. “I’m not going to spend a lot time here with details as you speculate among yourselves,” Furay wrote. “There’s nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved.”

Today (July 1), a spokesperson for the band confirmed to Spinner that the tour was, in fact, still a go: “The Buffalo Springfield tour has been scheduled for 2012. Richie, Stephen and Neil remain incredibly excited about the tour. As soon as routing and dates are confirmed, Buffalo Springfield will announce all details to the public.”

The classic rockers reunited last October at Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. Since that evening, they have played only half a dozen shows together, including their epic Bonnaroo headlining spot that left thousands of people thirsty for more. Don’t believe us? Just check out footage of the band jamming out to ‘Mr. Soul’ from the fest below.

:: from Spinner.

Buffalo Springfield tour postponed

Earlier this evening, Richie Furay reported on Facebook:

” For those of you getting excited about the Buffalo Springfield fall tour – word has just come to me that it has been moved to the first of next year. I’m not going to spend a lot time here with details as you speculate among yourselves – there’s nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved. ”

So, the 30-dates tour is postponed, and of course we do not speculate…

Neil Young Looks Back on ‘Treasure,’ Aims for ‘Archives 2’ Release in 2012

Neil rejoices on playing with Buffalo Springfield, and has plans for a third Archives release, dubbed:  “Archive part 2” .

Billboard writes:

by Gary Graff, Detroit | June 14, 2011 9:30 EDT

Neil Young says that his latest archival album, “A Treasure,” will be the first of many similar projects that will use unauthorized video material to enhance and flesh out the music that’s on those releases.

“Anything that anybody puts out there is fair game for me,” Young tells Billboard.com. “I can now use and I will continue to use on all my ‘Archives’ projects from now on any defining performance from any (source) synced up to the sound that I like.”

For the video component of “A Treasure” — which documents his spirited 1984-85 tour in support of his country album, “Old Ways” — Young used material shot by fans that he found on the Internet, syncing up the musical performances he selected from 85 concerts recorded during the tour. Some songs are incomplete and filled out with still photos or the album cover in lieu of live footage; others feature players different than those who are on the audio recording. But Young says he enjoyed the challenge of putting all that together.

“We wanted to bring as much of the experience, from a historic, archival perspective, as possible,” he says. “If I can see a band play a song and it’s not the same version, I will sync it up and make it work so that you get a feeling of what was actually happening during the day when it was done. Now I have all these videos of things I did a long time ago…that I will sync up with my archival studio tracks and take people on a trip back there, where it was happening. There’s something really cool about that.”

“A Treasure” and the tour that it comes from hold a special place in Young’s heart because was playing, he says, with “probably the most accomplished set of musicians that I ever played with, as far as just the expertise and the defining ability each one of them has.” They included legendary fiddler Rufus Thibodeux (who passed away in 2005), pianist Spooner Oldham and longtime Young cohort Ben Keith, who worked with Young in assembling “A Treasure” and even came up with the title (“After we listened to it, he said this is a treasure, Neil,’ ” Young
recalls) before passing away in July of 2010. The tour also coincided with the lawsuit filed by Young’s label, Geffen Records, accusing him of making albums that were “not ‘commercial’ and…musically uncharacteristic.” Both it and Young’s countersuit were eventually dropped in 1985, but the litigation clearly fueled Young as he hit the road the previous year.

“We had no support,” Young recalls. “I was being sued by my record company… and I also had been told by (Geffen) that country radio would never play this. So we really started to let out the shaft and just go for it. I was out there doing it myself and playing it for people who were loving it, and we were having a great time living high off the hog and just flying down the road in buses and just never stopped for about a year.”

The experience also included playing new and as-yet unrecorded songs, some of which were written during the tour and five of which — “Amber Jean,” “Let Your Fingers Do the Walking,” “Soul of a Woman,” “Nothing Is Perfect” and “Grey Riders” — appear on “A Treasure.” “The band could learn a song in half an hour, and we could play it that night,” Young recalls. “There’s nothing these guys couldn’t do. This was a band that could play anything and play it right away, so there was no delay. That was perfect for me.”

Young says there are “several” other original, unreleased songs that do not appear on “A Treasure” for space reasons. He says some of those may show up on his third “Archives” release, while he hopes to release “Archives 2” in 2012.

“We’re well into shooting the discs and getting the video ready for it and the interactivity and all of the content,” Young notes. “There’ll be different formats it’ll come out in besides Blu-ray this time that are the same resolution but new formats people haven’t seen before. There’ll be some Internet-based distributions that’ll be interesting.”

 

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that makes you living
can kill you in the end.”
by -- Neil Young

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