"Mr. Soul" is a song written by Neil Young, and recorded by folk rock band Buffalo Springfield. It was released on their second album. The main riff of the song is similar to the main riff from " Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones, although the subject matter of the lyrics is quite different. It was originally recorded on January 9, 1967 at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York with additional recording on April 4, 1967.
A new recording of this song was included on Young's 1982 album Trans in a much more synth-electric style to the original. The popularity of this version is mixed with fans, with many failing to appreciate Young's use of the Vocoder. Young's fascination with the Vocoder stemmed from his attempts to better communicate with his autistic son.Of all of Young's songs, this one was released the most times: on the original album, Retrospective, Journey Through the Past, Decade, the aforementioned "remix" on Trans, an acoustic live version on Unplugged and an electr
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