Buffalo Springfield: Again (Atco)
There was much chaos surrounding the creation of this quintet 's second album. Bassist Bruce Palmer, in some ways the soul of the band, was unavailable due to a drug charge deportation, and a string of session players took his place. Stephen Stills, who saw himself as the leader of the group, was feuding with Neil Young, who considered himself an equal, and Young actually quit -- but returned. And that's without getting into the fiasco that was the band's management team.
Nonetheless, it was a quantum leap forward from their debut,
It's not truly feasible to "do" Prince in under 60 minutes, especially when recent George Harrison and Tom Petty documentaries have proved that with optimum footage, excellent witnesses and an edit born of love, even four hours doesn't quite nail a life less ordinary. Still, Prince: A Purple Reign (Fri, 9pm, BBC4) has a good go, despite not featuring a single word from the lilac imp himself.
There's a single frame in the opening moments, an old publicity shot from 1979 which I could stare at happily for 60 minutes. Prince is but a kid, him and friends Andre, Dez and Bobby Z pose in a grotty Minnesota bar, resplendent with flyaway proto-Princess Di hairdos, statement blusher, smudged guyliner, flasher macs and bare chests, in a mostly
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