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Pickin' Up The Pieces

Poco

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Poco dealt with a lot during the recording of their debut album -- the sudden departure of bassist Randy Meisner, the frustration of working with an engineer who didn't quite get what they were trying for, and a lot of pressure to deliver a solid collection of country-rock songs -- and came up with this startlingly great record, as accomplished as any of Buffalo Springfield's releases, and also reminiscent of the Beatles and the Byrds. Pickin' Up the Pieces is all the more amazing when one considers that Jim Messina and George Grantham were both covering for the departed Meisner in hastily learned capacities on bass and vocals, respectively. The title track is practically an anthem for the virtues of country-rock, with the kind of sweet harmonizing and tight interplay between the guitars that the Byrds, the Burritos, and others had to work awhile to achieve. The mix of good-time songs ("Consequently So Long," "Calico Lady"), fast-paced instrumentals ("Grand Junction"), and overall rosy feelings makes this a great introduction to the band, as well as a landmark in country-rock only slightly less important (but arguably more enjoyable than) Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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1
Foreward (Album Version)
00:00:48

K. Johnson, Composer - K. Johnson, Lyricist - Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Jim Messina, Composer - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Richie Furray, Composer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

2
What A Day (Album Version)
00:02:27

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Banjo - Rusty Young, Piano - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

3
Nobody's Fool (Album Version)
00:03:26

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Organ - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

4
Calico Lady (Album Version)
00:03:02

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Jim Messina, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Richie Furay, Lyricist - Terry Donovan, Engineer - Skip Goodwin, Composer - Skip Goodwin, Lyricist - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

5
First Love (Album Version)
00:03:08

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Vocal - Richie Furay, Lyricist - Richie Furay, Guitar - Richie Furay, Performer - Terry Donovan, Engineer - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - George Grantham, Performer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

6
Make Me Smile (Album Version)
00:03:18

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - J. Messina, Composer - J. Messina, Lyricist - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

7
Short Changed (Album Version)
00:03:17

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Jim Messina, Electric Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Vocal - Richie Furay, Guitar - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Performer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

8
Pickin' Up The Pieces (Album Version)
00:03:19

George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Vocal - Richie Furay, Guitar - Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - Denver George, Vocal

Originally Released 1969. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Grand Junction (Album Version)
00:02:57

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Jim Messina, Performer - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Terry Donovan, Engineer - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Composer - Rusty Young, Lyricist - Rusty Young, Arranger - Rusy Young, Performer - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

10
Oh Yeah (Album Version)
00:04:06

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Vocal - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - J. Messina, Composer - J. Messina, Lyricist - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Dobro - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

11
Just In Case It Happens, Yes Indeed (Album Version)
00:02:45

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - Jim Messina, Electric Guitar - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Lyricist - Richie Furay, Guitar - Terry Donovan, Engineer - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Rusty Young, Dobro - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

12
Tomorrow (Album Version)
00:03:11

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - S. Goodwin, Composer - S. Goodwin, Lyricist - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

13
Consequently So Long (Album Version)
00:03:49

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Vocal - Richie Furay, Guitar - S. Goodwin, Composer - S. Goodwin, Lyricist - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1969 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

14
Do You Feel It Too (Album Version)
00:03:04

Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Composer - Jim Messina, Guitar - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Randy Meisner, Vocal - Randy Meisner, Bass - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Guitar - Nick DeCaro, Arranger - George Grantham, Vocal - George Grantham, Drums - Vic Anesini, Mastering Engineer - Bob Irwin, Re-Issue Producer - Poco, Performer

Originally recorded 1969 & released 1995. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Poco dealt with a lot during the recording of their debut album -- the sudden departure of bassist Randy Meisner, the frustration of working with an engineer who didn't quite get what they were trying for, and a lot of pressure to deliver a solid collection of country-rock songs -- and came up with this startlingly great record, as accomplished as any of Buffalo Springfield's releases, and also reminiscent of the Beatles and the Byrds. Pickin' Up the Pieces is all the more amazing when one considers that Jim Messina and George Grantham were both covering for the departed Meisner in hastily learned capacities on bass and vocals, respectively. The title track is practically an anthem for the virtues of country-rock, with the kind of sweet harmonizing and tight interplay between the guitars that the Byrds, the Burritos, and others had to work awhile to achieve. The mix of good-time songs ("Consequently So Long," "Calico Lady"), fast-paced instrumentals ("Grand Junction"), and overall rosy feelings makes this a great introduction to the band, as well as a landmark in country-rock only slightly less important (but arguably more enjoyable than) Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
© Bruce Eder /TiVo

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