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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 Cotton's harmonizing, and Cotton's "Barbados" offering similarly alluring musical textures with more of a beat. Cotton's "Heart of the Night," however, dominated everything around it, as one of the most finely crafted songs in the group's history, highlighted by a beautiful sax solo from Phil Kenzie. And then there's "Crazy Love" composed by Rusty Young, with its soft, ethereal textures, which was a little lightweight for this band but unassuming enough to dominate the adult contemporary charts at the time. Young's "The Last Goodbye" and "Legend" closed out the album on a more thickly textured, higher-wattage note, representing the group's newer sound, the latter with a memorably driving beat that, with "Boomerang," bookended the album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 076731101927
  • Catalog Number: 31019
  • Sales rank: 11,728

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boomerang (3:48)
  2. 2 Spellbound (5:13)
  3. 3 Barbados (3:31)
  4. 4 Little Darlin' (3:47)
  5. 5 Love Comes Love Goes (3:55)
  6. 6 Heart Of The Night (4:49)
  7. 7 Crazy Love (2:55)
  8. 8 The Last Goodbye (5:40)
  9. 9 Legend (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poco Primary Artist
Paul Cotton Guitar, Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Steve Chapman Drums
Steve Forman Percussion
Charlie Harrison Bass, Drums, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Phil Kenzie Saxophone
Tom Stephenson Keyboards
Rusty Young Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Jai Winding Keyboards
Technical Credits
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
David Henson Engineer
Richard Sanford Orshoff Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    poco hit the big time

    after years of innovative yet diverse country rock albums the future was not looking bright for poco when tim schmitt jumped ship and joined the eagles replacing randy meisner who also did the same years before ironic or what anyway getting to the point dunhill records had also went bust and things where looking bleak abc records came to the rescue now down to a 4 some poco hit the big time first the acoustic sounding crazy love then the haunting heart of the night both went top twenty pop the album eventually peaked at no 14 on billboard legend bears no resemblence to any earlier poco albums it is best described as a west coast pop rock album akin to the best work of fleetwood mac the doobie brothers and the eagles now available on cd its sounds is enhanced and not dated at all worth checking out poco a good feelin to know a great country rock album also 5 stars

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