Last Time Around - AM Records 1969
With Young out, it was up to Steven Stills and Richie Furay to come up with new material. Stills is a fine songwriter, but some of his songs here sound a little uninspired. The light “Pretty Girl Why” is a pleasant classical Buffalo Springfield song. “Special Care” ( the “heaviest” track on the album and “Questions” are both great recordings.
Richie Furay has penned two fine ( and two weak ) songs for the album. The catchy “Merry-Go-Round” is a fine song that may have had hit-potentials. His closing track “Kind Woman” is a strong country ballad - actually there is also a lot of “soul” in the song, and I would have loved to hear Otis Redding do a version.
The rest of the album is more or less throwaways. One is almost unlistenable ( the sirupy “The Hour of not Quite Rain”)
With at least 6 strong tracks this is a must have for any fan of Stills and Young.