|Studio album by|
|Released||May 6, 1970|
|Recorded||October 1969 to February 1970|
|Singles from Poco|
Poco is the second album by American country rock band Poco. This is the band's first album to feature Timothy B. Schmit who replaced Randy Meisner. The Messina-penned "You Better Think Twice" became a signature song for the band. A copy of this album hangs in the Poco exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville along with the jacket Rusty Young wears on the back cover.
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
|The Village Voice||C+|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
In his Allmusic review, music critic Bruce Eder called the album "These songs represent the group's blend of country and rock at its finest and brightest, with the happy harmonies of "Hurry Up" and "Keep on Believin'" totally irresistible... The knock was "too country for rock, too rock for country," but in fact, they were just ahead of their time, a tough spot to be in the world of popular entertainment." In his review, Robert Christgau wrote; "The most overrated underrated group in America. All of CSNY's preciosity with none of the inspiration, all of bluegrass's ramifications with none of its roots. In short, the perfect commentary on the vacuity of competence."
|1.||"Hurry Up"||Richie Furay||4:06|
|2.||"You Better Think Twice"||Jim Messina||3:21|
|3.||"Honky Tonk Downstairs"||Dallas Frazier||2:43|
|4.||"Keep on Believin"||Furay, Timothy B. Schmit||2:51|
|5.||"Anyway Bye Bye"||Furay||7:01|
|6.||"Don't Let It Pass By"||Furay||2:33|
|7.||"Nobody's Fool/El Tonto de Nadie, Regresa"||Furay, Messina, Schmit, Rusty Young, George Grantham||18:25|
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||34|
|United States (Billboard 200)||68|
- Jim Messina – guitar, vocals
- Richie Furay – guitar, vocals
- Rusty Young – steel guitar, guitar, vocals
- Timothy B. Schmit – bass guitar, vocals
- George Grantham – drums, vocals
- Producer: Jim Messina
- Engineer: Terry Dunuvan/Alex Kazengras
- Art direction: Gary Burden
- Photography: Henry Diltz
- Eder, Bruce. "Poco > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved Dec 26, 2019.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Christgau, Robert (July 30, 1970). "Consumer Guide (12)". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
- Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 235. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.