RELEASE
1968
LABEL
Atco
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Rock & Roll, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Album Review

The internal dissension that was already eating away at Buffalo Springfield's dynamic on their second album came home to roost on their third and final effort, Last Time Around. This was in some sense a Buffalo Springfield album in name but not in spirit, as the songwriters sometimes did not even play on cuts written by other members of the band. Neil Young's relatively slight contribution was a particularly tough blow. He wrote only two of the songs (though he did help Richie Furay write "It's So Hard to Wait"), both of which were outstanding: the plaintive "I Am a Child" and the bittersweet "On the Way Home" (sung by Furay, not Young, on the record). The rest of the ride was bumpier: Stephen Stills' material in particular was not as strong as it had been on the first two LPs, though the lovely Latin-flavored "Pretty Girl Why," with its gorgeous guitar work, is one of the group's best songs. Furay was developing into a quality songwriter with the orchestrated "The Hour of Not Quite Rain" and his best Springfield contribution, the beautiful ballad "Kind Woman," which became one of the first country-rock standards. But it was a case of not enough, too late, not only for Furay, but for the group as a whole.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. On the Way Homehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265611841&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  2. It's So Hard to Waithttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265611890&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  3. Pretty Girl Whyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265611895&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  4. Four Days Gonehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265611972&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  5. Carefree Country Dayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265611987&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  6. Special Carehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612010&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  7. In the Hour of Not Quite Rainhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/last-time-around/id265611838?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Questionshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612076&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  9. I Am a Childhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612094&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  10. Merry-Go-Roundhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612640&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  11. Uno Mundohttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612651&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
  12. Kind Womanhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=265612671&id=265611838&at=11l9vR
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