Tuesday, September 30, 2008


For a band which, quite frankly, released its share of duds over the years, this is a remarkably consistent compilation. Not strictly a hits collection (widespread commercial success came to Poco only years after the period covered here) or a rarities collection (though it does contain a generous portion of previously unreleased material), The Forgotten Trail is a best-of in the truest sense of the term. Most of the original albums from this era are worth picking up in their own right, but for new fans, this is a worthy cross section of them.

As the liner notes point out, Poco was so influential on more commercially successful bands like the Eagles (two of whom were ex-Poco members) that it's easy to forget how radical their country-rock approach was when they appeared on the scene in 1969. More than most country-rock bands - including the later and more popular Poco lineups - the original Poco leaned heavily on the country half of its genre. For that reason, this album might be offputting to fans of later country-rock at first, but repeated listenings will be rewarded. If you know these guys mostly from the later years, this is the best place to start when it comes to "how it was when it all began."

Tracks :

  1. Pickin' up the pieces
  2. Grand junction
  3. Consequently so long
  4. First love
  5. Calico lady
  6. My kind of love
  7. Hard luck
  8. Last call (cold enchilada)
  9. Honky tonk downstairs
  10. Hurry up
  11. You'd better think twice
  12. Anyway bye bye
  13. I guess you made it
  14. C'mon
  15. Hear that music
  16. Kind woman
  17. Just for me and you
  18. Bad weather
  19. You'd better think twice
  20. Lullaby In September

  1. You are the one
  2. From the inside
  3. Good feelin' to know
  4. I can see everything
  5. And settlin' down
  6. Blue water
  7. Fool's gold
  8. Nothin's still the same
  9. Skunk Creek
  10. Here we go again
  11. Crazy eyes
  12. Get in the wind
  13. Believe me
  14. Rocky Mountain breakdown
  15. Faith in the families
  16. Western Waterloo
  17. Whatever happened to your smile
  18. Sagebrush serenade
Link :

CD 1 : http://rapidshare.com/files/149766453/Poco_-_The_forgotten_trail_1969_-_1974.rar
CD 2 : http://rapidshare.com/files/149774053/Poco_-_The_forgotten_trail_1969_-_1974_cd_2.rar
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