Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering!
The 1st Band to Effectively Fuse Equal Parts Rock & Country! A Landmark Album!
When Neil Young and Stephen Stills decided to call it quits and leave Buffalo Springfield all was not lost. From the ashes arose not only CSN and CSN&Y but also Poco, one of the first and most accomplished practitioners of what would become known as Country-Rock. Pickin' Up The Pieces, released in 1969, is Poco's debut album.
From Buffalo Springfield came the talented duo of Jim Messina and Richie Furay. The other original members were steel guitarist Rusty Young (whose playing is a standout feature of this recording), singer-drummer George Grantham and bass player-singer Randy Meisner.
Furay and Messina literally picked up the pieces of their former band and created a landmark in the history of music for prior to Pickin' Up The Pieces others had ventured into similar territory, but nobody had ever really created a full-length album of rock music infused with the elements of country music.
More than any other Poco album, Furay took center stage as the #1 songwriter, contributing to almost all of the tunes. "Just In Case It Happens," "Yes Indeed," "Grand Junction" and "Consequently So Long" are all Poco classics.
"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, allmusic.com, Rated 4.5/5 Stars!
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Numbered, Limited Edition
Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering
Jim Messina, guitar, vocals
Richie Furay, guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals
Rusty Young, steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, piano
Randy Meisner, bass, guitar, vocals
George Grantham, drums, vocals
2. What A Day
3. Nobody's Fool
4. Calico Lady
5. First Love
6. Make Me A Smile
7. Short Changed
8. Pickin' Up The Pieces
9. Grand Junction
10. Oh Yeah
11. Just In Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
13. Consequently, So Long