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The Essential Poco

Poco

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One of the rare Poco collections to include material from both of the band's peaks (their early artistic peak on Epic and their later commercial zenith for ABC), The Essential Poco deserves credit for its methodical, workmanlike approach to presenting the best-known Poco songs from each of the band's major albums. It should also be faulted, however, for its odd overemphasis not only on Poco's commercial successes but on its frustratingly uneven mid-period from late 1970 through 1974. All of this comes at the expense of the fantastic, trailblazing pair of albums with which the band debuted -- 1969's Pickin' Up the Pieces and 1970's Poco, which receive only three inclusions where six would have been fair and eight perfectly acceptable. Present and accounted for are Poco's two Top 20 hits, 1979's "Crazy Love" and 1989's "Call It Love" (not coincidentally, two of their slickest productions), along with plenty of material from the albums those singles were taken from (Legend and Legacy, respectively). Certainly that's par for the course for a band whose finest single ("Pickin' Up the Pieces") never even reached the charts, but it makes this compilation essential only for those who need to understand the vagaries of the pop charts and the commercial music industry. Unfortunately, 1998's Ultimate Collection falls prey to the same problems, leaving the curious to seek out either the early-period roundup The Forgotten Trail (1969-1974) or a latter-day hits compilation like 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection.

© John Bush /TiVo

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1
Pickin' Up The Pieces (Album Version)
00:03:20

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

2
You Better Think Twice (Album Version)
00:03:21

Bobby Doyle, Piano - Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Vocal - Larry Knechtel, Piano - Timothy B. Schmit, Vocal - J. Messina, Composer - J. Messina, Lyricist - Milton Holland, Percussion - George Grantham, Vocal - Rusty Young, Vocal - Richie Furray, Vocal - Poco, Performer

Originally released 1970. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Anyway Bye Bye (Album Version)
00:06:57

Bobby Doyle, Piano - Jim Messina, Producer - Jim Messina, Vocal - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Larry Knechtel, Piano - Timothy B. Schmit, Vocal - Milton Holland, Percussion - George Grantham, Vocal - Rusty Young, Vocal - Richie Furray, Vocal - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1970. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
C'Mon (Live)
00:03:16

George Grantham, Drums - Jim Messina, Producer - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - Timmy Schmit, Bass - Rusty Young, Steel Guitar - Rusty Young, Dobro

Originally Released 1971. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Kind Woman (Live)
00:05:44

Jim Messina, Producer - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1971. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Bad Weather (Album Version)
00:05:02

Steve Cropper, Producer - P. Cotton, Composer - P. Cotton, Lyricist - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1971. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Just for Me and You (Album Version)
00:03:37

Steve Cropper, Producer - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Poco, Performer

Originally Released 1971. All rights reserved by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
A Good Feelin' To Know (Album Version)
00:03:54

Various, Producer - Jack Richardson, Producer - R. Furay, Composer - R. Furay, Lyricist - Poco, Performer

(P) 1972 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Go and Say Goodbye (Album Version)
00:02:48

Stephen Stills, Composer - Stephen Stills, Lyricist - Various, Producer - Jack Richardson, Producer - Poco, Performer

(P) 1972 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Here We Go Again (Album Version)
00:03:27

Jack Richardson, Producer - Timothy B. Schmit, Composer - Timothy B. Schmit, Lyricist - Poco, Performer

(P) 1973 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
High And Dry (Album Version)
00:04:53

R. Young, Composer - R. Young, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - Poco, Producer

(P) 1974 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Crazy Love (Album Version)
00:02:55
13
Heart Of The Night (Album Version)
00:04:51
14
Shoot For The Moon (Album Version)
00:02:45
15
Call It Love
00:04:17

David Cole, Producer - Rick Lonow, Composer - Rick Lonow, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - Billy Crain, Composer - Billy Crain, Lyricist - Ronnie Guilbeau, Composer - Ronnie Guilbeau, Lyricist

(P) 1989 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

16
Nothin' To Hide
00:05:13

Richard Marx, Producer - Richard Marx, Composer - Richard Marx, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - B. Gaitsch, Composer - B. Gaitsch, Lyricist

(P) 1989 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

17
When It All Began
00:03:35

Stephen Mark Pasch, Composer - Stephen Mark Pasch, Lyricist - Richie Furay, Composer - Richie Furay, Lyricist - David Cole, Producer - Scott Sellen, Composer - Scott Sellen, Lyricist - Poco, Performer - Anthony Krizan, Composer - Anthony Krizan, Lyricist

(P) 1989 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

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One of the rare Poco collections to include material from both of the band's peaks (their early artistic peak on Epic and their later commercial zenith for ABC), The Essential Poco deserves credit for its methodical, workmanlike approach to presenting the best-known Poco songs from each of the band's major albums. It should also be faulted, however, for its odd overemphasis not only on Poco's commercial successes but on its frustratingly uneven mid-period from late 1970 through 1974. All of this comes at the expense of the fantastic, trailblazing pair of albums with which the band debuted -- 1969's Pickin' Up the Pieces and 1970's Poco, which receive only three inclusions where six would have been fair and eight perfectly acceptable. Present and accounted for are Poco's two Top 20 hits, 1979's "Crazy Love" and 1989's "Call It Love" (not coincidentally, two of their slickest productions), along with plenty of material from the albums those singles were taken from (Legend and Legacy, respectively). Certainly that's par for the course for a band whose finest single ("Pickin' Up the Pieces") never even reached the charts, but it makes this compilation essential only for those who need to understand the vagaries of the pop charts and the commercial music industry. Unfortunately, 1998's Ultimate Collection falls prey to the same problems, leaving the curious to seek out either the early-period roundup The Forgotten Trail (1969-1974) or a latter-day hits compilation like 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection.

© John Bush /TiVo

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