Poco 3 CD Lot 2-CD Best-Of The Forgotten Trail & Legend

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  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2011
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"THE FORGOTTEN TRAIL (1969-1974)" :
Disc 1 ~ 1 Pickin' up the Pieces 2 Grand Junction 3 Consequently, So Long 4 First Love [Remix] 5 Calico Lady 6 My Kind of Love 7 Hard Luck 8 Last Call (Cold Enchilada #3) [#] 9 Honky Tonk Downstairs 10 Hurry Up 11 You Better Think Twice 12 Anyway Bye Bye 13 I Guess You Made It [#] 14 C'mon [Live] 15 Hear That Music [Live] 16 Kind Woman [Live] 17 Just for Me and You 18 Bad Weather 19 You Better Think Twice [#][Remix] 20 Lullaby in September [#][Remix]

Disc 2 ~ 1 You Are the One [#][Live][Remix] 2 From the Inside [Remix] 3 A Good Feelin' to Know 4 I Can See Everything [Remix] 5 And Settlin' Down 6 Blue Water 7 Fools Gold 8 Nothin's Still the Same [#][Remix] 9 Skunk Creek [#][Remix] 10 Here We Go Again 11 Crazy Eyes 12 Get in the Wind [#][Remix] 13 Believe Me [#][Remix] 14 Rocky Mountain Breakdown 15 Faith in the Families 16 Western Waterloo 17 Whatever Happened to Your Smile 18 Sagebrush Serenade

This excellent two-disc collection captures Poco's finest moments from the days when they were laying down the template for all the country-rock music that was to follow. It's hard to remember, but when the Eagles first hit the scene, they were thought by many to be a Poco-wannabe band. Listen to this set and you'll hear why. The Forgotten Trail (1969-1974) culls tracks from Poco's first eight albums, as well as unreleased cuts and singles. From the classic anthem "Pickin' Up the Pieces," which kicks things off, through "You Better Think Twice," "C'mon," "Kind Woman," "From the Inside," "A Good Feelin' to Know," "Crazy Eyes," and on and on, this is wonderful music, ahead of its time in many ways. If Poco had arrived on the scene in the early '90s, they would have been kings of the country charts. Of course, without Poco, country music wouldn't have taken on the rock trappings that it did in the '80s and '90s. As it was, the band was considered too country for the Top 40 rock format of the time, and too rock & roll for country radio. This set is the place to start for an appreciation of the original Poco, when the group was considered to be Richie Furay's band. All the ingredients are here that made their music so delightful: the trademark high-vocal harmonies; Rusty Young's pedal steel guitar wizardry; Furay's patented juxtapositions of sad lyrics against bouncy, harmony-filled tunes; and their spirit of optimism and good feelings even in the face of hard luck and bad weather. The 36-page booklet does a fine job of telling the story in print, and the 38 songs speak volumes about the band's place and influence. Thanks to this compilation, Poco's trailblazing days need be forgotten no longer. ~ Jim Newsom, Rovi

1 Boomerang 2 Spellbound 3 Barbados 4 Little Darlin' 5 Love Comes Love Goes 6 Heart of the Night 7 Crazy Love 8 The Last Goodbye 9 Legend

Poco 's biggest-selling album of all time also presented the biggest personnel change at one time for the then-decade-old group, whose lineup had hardly been a model of stability up to that time. Co-founding drummer/singer George Grantham and longtime bassist/singer Timothy B. Schmit were both gone, the latter off to the Eagles . Listening to parts of this album, one gets the sense that, with the arrival of Charlie Harrison (bass, harmony vocals) and Steve Chapman (drums) in the group, Poco was deliberately adopting a change in sound similar to what the Eagles went through when Joe Walsh joined, into much harder rocking territory, at least part of the time. Longtime fans were probably disheartened to hear Rusty Young and Paul Cotton give up any semblance of their country roots on the opening track, "Boomerang," a bracing, heavy rock number (for this band) that didn't sound a great deal like the Poco of previous years. Most of the rest of the album, however, was closer to what one wanted and expected from this band -- "Spellbound" a beautifully lyrical ballad that benefited from Young 's instrumental range and his and C...