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Charted: November 18, 1967

Rating: 4.438 (average of 8 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Mr. Soul (Young)
  2. A Child’s Claim to Fame (Furay)
  3. Everydays (Stills)
  4. Expecting to Fly (Young)
  5. Bluebird (Stills)
  6. Hung Upside Down (Stills)
  7. Sad Memory (Furay)
  8. Good Time Boy (Furay)
  9. Rock & Roll Woman (Stills)
  10. Broken Arrow (Young)


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 44
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/ Hit Songs:

  • Bluebird (7/15/67) #58 US
  • Rock & Roll Woman (9/30/67) #44 US
  • Expecting to Fly (1/13/68) #98 US
  • Mr. Soul * (2/5/83) #14 AR
* version from Neil Young’s 1983 Trans album


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Buffalo Springfield
“Due in part to personnel problems which saw Bruce Palmer and Neil Young in and out of the group, Buffalo Springfield’s second album did not have as unified an approach as their debut. Yet it doesn’t suffer for that in the least — indeed, the group continued to make major strides in both their songwriting and arranging, and this record stands as their greatest triumph. Stephen Stills’ Bluebird and Rock & Roll Woman were masterful folk-rockers that should have been big hits (although they did manage to become small ones); his lesser-known contributions Hung Upside Down and the jazz-flavored Everdays were also first-rate” (Unterberger).

“Young contributed the Rolling Stones-derived Mr. Soul, as well as the brilliant Expecting to Fly and Broken Arrow, both of which employed lush psychedelic textures and brooding, surrealistic lyrics that stretched rock conventions to their breaking point” (Unterberger).

“Richie Furay (who had not written any of the songs on the debut) takes tentative songwriting steps with three compositions, although only A Child’s Claim to Fame, with its memorable dobro hooks by James Burton, meets the standards of the material by Stills and Young; the cut also anticipates the country-rock direction of Furay’s post-Springfield band, Poco. Although a slightly uneven record that did not feature the entire band on several cuts, the high points were so high and plentiful that its classic status cannot be denied” (Unterberger).

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Related DMDB Link(s):

Stephen Stills’ DMDB page Neil Young’s DMDB page

Last updated May 29, 2008.