Young performing in 2016
Young in the 1970s
Young in Austin, Texas, on November 9, 1976
The Last Waltz, Young (center on left microphone) performing with Bob Dylan and The Band, among others in 1976
Young playing in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Young performing in 1996 in Turku, Finland
Young on stage in Barcelona
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young perform at the PNC Bank Arts Center in 2006. (From L to R: Nash, Stills, Young, and Crosby)
Stills and Young performing together on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2006 tour
Young performing in Oslo, Norway, in 2009
Young playing a Gretsch White Falcon in Cologne, June 19, 2009
Young's star on Canada's Walk of Fame

"Expecting to Fly" is a song written by Neil Young and performed by Buffalo Springfield.

- Expecting to Fly (song)

He first came to prominence in the early 1960s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector and went on to work with the Rolling Stones and Neil Young, among others.

- Jack Nitzsche

Producer Jack Nitzsche provided the orchestral arrangement featuring a string section plus an oboe.

- Expecting to Fly (song)

He collaborated with Neil Young, beginning with producing "Expecting to Fly" by Buffalo Springfield.

- Jack Nitzsche

"Expecting to Fly" featured a string arrangement that Young's co-producer for the track, Jack Nitzsche, dubbed "symphonic pop".

- Neil Young

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Second album by Buffalo Springfield, released on Atco Records in November 1967.

Second album by Buffalo Springfield, released on Atco Records in November 1967.

Several factors may have contributed to this, including that bassist Bruce Palmer had been deported in January and had re-entered the United States illegally to continue working with the band, and guitarist Neil Young had quit and rejoined the group on several occasions, notably absent for the band's appearance at the famed Monterey Pop Festival where David Crosby substituted in his place at the request of guitarist Stephen Stills.

During one of the times that Young had left the band, he had booked a studio to record "Expecting to Fly," with the outside musicians under the impression it was for a Neil Young solo project rather than for Buffalo Springfield.

Phil Spector Wrecking Crew associate Jack Nitzsche provided the musical arrangements for "Expecting to Fly"; it does not feature any members of the Springfield.