11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After rising from the rubble of Buffalo Springfield, Poco not only often suffered dismal album sales; they also survived losses of key members (Richie Furay and Jim Messina, plus both Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, who went to The Eagles). This well-curated set represents Poco during their latter-day period of the mid-’70s to the early ’80s, when their brand of country rock finally won a wider audience. There’s no escaping the strolling, dobro-stroked “Rose of Cimarron,” the instantly recognizable ballad “Crazy Love” (the band’s biggest hit), or “Under the Gun,” an early, should’ve-been-huge example of power-pop country.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After rising from the rubble of Buffalo Springfield, Poco not only often suffered dismal album sales; they also survived losses of key members (Richie Furay and Jim Messina, plus both Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit, who went to The Eagles). This well-curated set represents Poco during their latter-day period of the mid-’70s to the early ’80s, when their brand of country rock finally won a wider audience. There’s no escaping the strolling, dobro-stroked “Rose of Cimarron,” the instantly recognizable ballad “Crazy Love” (the band’s biggest hit), or “Under the Gun,” an early, should’ve-been-huge example of power-pop country.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
102 Ratings
102 Ratings
The_Banshee_of_Bop ,

OK, but some great songs not included

Before the Eagles glitzed it up, there was Poco. I've loved their music from the 70s when I had a crush on Richie Furay.
But if you really want to hear great early Poco, try to get their CDs "Picking Up the Pieces" and "From the Inside" One song that's not here, and should be, is "Bad Weather". Another song is "El Tonto de Nadie (Nobody's Fool)." I'm actually hoping that these recordings ARE on CDs; I had them on vinyl. But there is a CD called "The Very Best of Poco" that is very good, and very generous in its selection of songs.
I love Poco!!!!!

summerock ,

Pure talent!!

I rediscovered Poco a few months ago, and it was as if I found a gold mine. I am totally jazzed with Poco's music. Since then I have added 7 of my favorites to my collection. "Heart of the Night" is my all time favorite Poco masterpiece and may be my all time top rated song , followed closely by "Crazy Love, "Keep on Trying" and "Call It Love". Cannot get enough of "Rose of Cimarron or "Indian Summer" either. I missed seeing Poco live in San Francisco in April, but I have another opportunity to see these great musicians in Monterey in July. Can't wait. I am sure by then I will have collected several more of thei great hits (thanks for your comments and recommendations). This group goes beyond A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

sketchup5 ,

PERFECT

the song "keep on trying" is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
BUY IT NOW.

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