Buffalo Springfield Gets Boxed

Seminal 1960s supergroup Buffalo Springfield is getting its first turn on the retrospective carousel with "Box Set," due July 3 from Atco/Elektra/Rhino. The band, which only lasted a brief two years b

Seminal 1960s supergroup Buffalo Springfield is getting its first turn on the retrospective carousel with "Box Set," due July 3 from Atco/Elektra/Rhino. The band, which only lasted a brief two years before its members splintered off to find other musical successes, will be celebrated through 88 tracks spread over four CDs.

"Box Set" will feature newly remastered versions of the group's first two albums, "Buffalo Springfield" and "Buffalo Springfield Again," as well as 36 demos, remixes, and other previously unreleased tracks. Also included in the package will be historical essays, rare photos, and memorabilia, and a listing of the band's concert appearances.

The band members themselves, including Neil Young and Stephen Stills, played important parts in the creation of "Box Set," says Joel Bernstein, production coordinator and researcher for the collection. "Work on this project actually began 10 years ago. The band members reviewed all the material, selected what they wanted, and decided to sequence it in chronological order," he said in a statement.

Buffalo Springfield was formed in 1966 by Stills, Young, Richie Furay, drummer Dewey Martin, and bassist Bruce Palmer (the latter eventually replaced by Jim Messina). In just under 19 months, the group released three albums, hitting the top-10 of the Billboard pop singles chart with "For What It's Worth" from "Buffalo Springfield." Group members went on to enjoy success as solo artists and with such groups as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Poco, and Loggins & Messina.