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Poco, “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” Legacy. ** 1/2

In the days after Buffalo Springfield, alum Richie Furay mixed his country and rock instincts in promising ways in this band, which drew from both the Byrds and the Beatles. It served, along with the more soulful Flying Burrito Brothers, as something of a model for the Eagles, but although Poco was around for a long time in various forms, it never really built convincingly on its first model--and even that now seems a bit thin.

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