Album Features the Original Poco Lineup of Richie Furay, George Grantham, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner, George Grantham and the late Rusty Young
"With each track, 'Legacy' showcases a band that hasn't lost its touch. Fans of Poco's early work will appreciate this album just as much as those who missed them the first time around." - Rolling Stone
"Listening to 'Legacy,' it's clear that Poco hasn't missed a beat. This is a band that still knows how to make great music." - No Depression
"A true gem of country-rock, 'Legacy' captures the essence of Poco's unique sound and serves as a testament to their enduring legacy." - American Songwriter
"Poco sounds as vital and accomplished as they did in their prime. 'Legacy' serves as a reminder of their timeless brand of country-rock." - AllMusic
We are pleased to announce, with the agreement of Poco’s original founding members, the reissue of the country rock pioneers’ iconic 1989 album Legacy on vinyl and CD, available now.
The original 1968 Poco lineup of Richie Furay, George Grantham, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner, George Grantham and Rusty Young reunited and returned to the studio to record Legacy in 1989. The result was magical. Impeccable singing, precise playing, and songs as good as any the group ever recorded. From the soaring harmonies of "When It All Began" to the foot-stomping rhythms of "Call It Love," Legacy is a timeless masterpiece and a must own for diehard fans of Poco and even casual fans of the Country Rock genre. The success of Legacy (it was the second Poco album to be certified gold) helped solidify Poco’s place in music history as pioneers of the country rock genre, and was widely celebrated by both fans and critics.
Available for the first time on vinyl since the album’s initial release, the LP features gatefold packaging inspired by the original artwork, with original liner notes and lyrics. Legacy was recorded primarily at Ocean Way studio in Hollywood, CA and was supported by a series of reunion tour dates throughout 1990. The album was produced by David Cole, with the exception of the album’s second hit, “Nothin’ To Hide,” which was co-written and produced by Richard Marx.
The Grammy®-nominated country rock band Poco, formed in 1968 in Los Angeles, California by Richie Furay, George Grantham, Jim Messina, Randy Meisner and Rusty Young. The band’s original lineup included members who were previously part of Buffalo Springfield and became members of The Eagles, Loggins & Messina and the Souther Hillman Furay Band, which reinforced Poco’s credibility in the music industry. They are considered one of the pioneers of country rock and folk-rock genres.
Poco’s unique blend of rock, folk and country elements, along with their vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship has earned them a dedicated fan base and a lasting legacy in the history of rock music. Their fusion of rock, folk, and country elements, along with their tight vocal harmonies, helped define the genre and pave the way for other bands and artists to explore this unique musical style. Poco had several chart-topping hit singles throughout their career. Some of their most popular songs include "Crazy Love" (1979), which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s AC chart becoming their highest-charting single, as well as the hits "Heart of the Night" (1979), "Rose of Cimarron" (1976), "Call It Love" (1989) and “Nothin’ to Hide” (1989), were among the 10 songs to reach the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 or Billboard AC charts. Over the years, Poco has released numerous albums including their debut, Pickin’ Up the Pieces (1969), which is often regarded as a classic. Other notable albums by Poco include Deliverin’ (1970), Crazy Eyes (1973), Legend (1978), Under the Gun (1980), Ghost Town (1982) and Legacy (1989) among others.