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Poco From The Inside (1971)
Originally Released 1971\nCD Edition Released July 2, 1991\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Umm, crunchy guitars. From the Inside is the group's most unusual record, and one the band didn't like all that much, but a very good one anyway. Produced in Memphis by guitar legend Steve Cropper, From the Inside features a leaner, more stripped-down, somewhat bluesier sound. The harmonies are less radiant and the guitars (mostly acoustic) more radiant. The spirits are also a little more low-key than usual, but this is still a wonderful record, if a little offbeat. Grantham's drums and Schmit's bass are nice and up front in the mix, and the guitars have a really close presence. Highlights include "You Are the One," "Hoe Down," "Railroad Days" (maybe their hardest rocker) and "Ol' Forgiver." -- Bruce Eder\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nVery good, considering...., June 14, 2005\nReviewer: Rollie Anderson (Forney, Texas United States)\nThe great Messina was gone, replaced by Paul Cotton. Most of us fans were prepared for a real letdown but were pleasantly surprised when the group delivered this tasty collection of songs. "Hoe Down" got my attention right away, announcing that the upbeat attitude wasn't dead yet. Then the gracious "Bad Weather" put me at ease over the change in lead guitarists. One after another the tunes played out, reassuring me that Poco was alive and well. It doesn't quite match the astonishing studio LP that preceded it but very few albums do. This has few "filler" songs and holds up quite well over the years.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nAlmost A Masterpiece, October 11, 2004\nReviewer: D. R Hayes "D.R. Hayes" (Clermont, FL. United States) \nThis is the fourth offering from Poco...well if you don't want to include the live album that came before this one you don't have to. This is without a doubt thier best album. It's practically a masterpiece musically. The arrangements straddle country and pop very well without losing the rock and roll feel. If there had to be a flaw it would be the uneven songwriting that made me feel that they were trying to stay in the lines as far as keeping the songs short. The longest song on here clocks in a 5 minutes and 32 seconds. "Hoedown" is the only song that needs to be short. The rest needed a little filler to make the songs whole in my opinion. There's still a chockful of good songs here though. "Bad Weather" Feautures Paul Cotton's debut as a songwriter, and a singer. "You Are The One" a nice bouncy country love song, the title cut is the best by far with tremendous harmonizing from Tim Schmidt, and The last song on the album "Just For Me And You" equals the title cut as the best song on this album a tasty little rocker to give you something to hum on the way home. This was a busy album where Jim Messina would leave after "Deliverin", and Paul Cotton enters, but Ritchie Fuary would now start to get cold feet about continuing on, but he hangs on for 2 more albums, and leaves after recording "Crazy Eyes". This was almost a masterpiece, and I enjoyed it when I first heard the promo 26 years ago, and things just never die. \n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nTransition Time, July 16, 2004\nReviewer: David M. Juhl (Iuka, IL United States)\nJim Messina gone, Paul Cotton arrives. A different vibe from their first 3 records.\nI forgot about "Hoedown". What a cool way to open the record. It reaches back to their first album without wanting to relive past memories. A good way to get you sucked in to the record.\n\nThen there's "Railroad Days". I remember watching "Saturday Night Live" in the mid-1990's when the band starting playing this song going into commercial. I nearly fainted when I heard it. "Railroad Days" and "Hurry Up" from their second album are the two best songs Poco ever recorded. It's a darn shame "Railroad Days" did not make "The Forgotten Trail" 2-CD collection. Play this song LOUD.\n\nThe rest of the album shows a definite transition into a more rock direction with twinges of country. This record paves the way to their different attack of the mid to late 1970's.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nJim Messina leaves but Poco continues on, December 22, 2002\nReviewer: Mitchell Howard (Auckland NZ) \nThis album from Poco is as are they all underrated by the great unwashed. Fabulous songs, harmonies and instrumentation. Highlights include the emergence of other song writers in the band apart from Richie Furay. Bad Weather by Paul Cotton is one of their finest ever tracks although Ol` Forgiver is not. Tim Schmit contributes his first song here with the title track, which is a stilted piece with lovely lyrics. Two songs on the album which show Poco at their absolute finest are Just for me and you, which is a feel good sing along highlight as is You are the One, (better live on The Forgotten Trail) An essential album for Poco fans.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nOne Of Their Best, June 17, 2002\nReviewer: Robert Toteaux (Auckland, New Zealand)\nThe circumstances of the making of this album (the recent change in personel, being informed by the record company that they had to go straight back to the studio following a lengthy tour, a producer (Steve Cropper) who they didn't want, and who showed little love for their music, etc) has long clouded the various members perceptions of this superb piece of country-rock, both Richie Furay and Rusty Young citing it as their least favourite Poco album. The QUALITY of the result suggests that it was worth every moment of agony that went into its making (Easy for me to say, I know).\n\nCertainly this is a very dark album, no doubt due to the problems noted above, but the songs are uniformally excellent.\n\nIf you're not a country fan the opening cut "Hoe Down" may dismay you, but from there the 'rock' side of things (thanks to the guitar of Paul Cotton) predominates more than you might expect. Cotton brings into the band not only a distinctive presence with his guitar and vocals, but a pair of glorious songs in "Bad Weather" and the rocking "Railroad Days". At the same time, Timothy B. Schmit begins his emergence with the elegant title track, an indication of his huge talent that would be fostered as long as he stayed with Poco, and thrown away the minute he joined The Eagles.\n\nThe rest of the album belongs to band leader Richie Furay, though, and he too shines throughout, particularly at the end of the album with "What If I Should Say I Love You?" and "Just For Me And You". "Do You Feel It Too?" is a good song, but this version unfortunately falls flat when compared to the original (First released on the "Picking Up The Pieces" CD reissue).\n\nPoco made many fine albums during the course of their 20-year recording career, but this is one of their very best, and is certainly a highlight of the Furay years.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nPaul Cotton's Debut With the Band, November 12, 2000\nReviewer: Steve Vrana (Aurora, NE) \nBy the time Poco released their third studio album From the Inside in 1971, Richie Furay was allowing more and more songs from other band members. [Furay wrote or co-wrote ALL of the tracks on their debut.] The newest songwriter is former lead guitarist for the Illinois Speed Press Paul Cotton, who filled the spot vacated by founding member Jim Messina. Cotton wrote and sang "Bad Weather," "Railroad Days" and "Ol' Forgiver" and added another distinctive voice to the band. And the gorgeous title track was written and sung by bassist Timothy B. Schmidt, his first solo writing credit. Also pedal steel and Dobro player Rusty Young co-wrote the toe-tapping "Hoe Down" with Furay.\nStill, the album's highlights are Furay's. The sprightly "You Are the One" evokes the country sounds of Furay's previous band, the Buffalo Springfield, as do "Do You Feel It Too," "What If I Should Say I Love You" and "Just For Me and You."\n\nThis is engaging country/rock at its best. Why Poco never had the kind of chart success the Eagles had remains a mystery to this longtime Poco fan. Furay would stick around for only two more albums before leaving the band in 1973 following the release of Crazy Eyes.\n\nPoco continues to perform today around the nucleus of Young, Cotton and (just recently) original drummer George Grantham. But From the Inside contains numerous treasures and stands tall among the albums released by the Furay-led version of the band. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED\n\nHalf.com Details \nProducer: Steve Cropper \n\nAlbum Notes\nPoco: Ritchie Furay, Timothy B. Schmit, Paul Cotton, George Grantham, Rusty Young.
This country cd contains 10 tracks and runs 38min 11sec.
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  1. Poco - Hoe Down (02:07)
  2. Poco - Bad Weather (05:04)
  3. Poco - What Am I Gonna Do (03:48)
  4. Poco - You Are The One (03:51)
  5. Poco - Railroad Days (03:37)
  6. Poco - From The Inside (03:12)
  7. Poco - Do You Feel It Too (05:34)
  8. Poco - Ol' Forgiver (03:40)
  9. Poco - What If I Should Say I Love You (03:35)
  10. Poco - Just For Me And You (03:36)


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