Richie Furay Previews New ‘Return to the Troubadour’ Live CD/DVD (Out 4/2) with a Performance of ‘C’mon’

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On April 2, Richie Furay will commemorate his legacy with Poco, Buffalo Springfield, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and beyond when the singer/songwriter releases 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour, a special live album available on multiple platforms.

The set was announced recently and has now been previewed via a performance of the classic song “C’mon,” a favorite of the live Poco era. Here’s the clip:

The premiere of this performance track follows “Kind Woman,” which was also debuted as a preview of the live DVD:

50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour will be made available digitally, as a two-CD set and on DVD.

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Said Furay in a statement, per a news release:

“Poco released their first “live” album in 1971, it was called DeLIVErin’; here we are 50+ years later and I have re-recorded this iconic album with my “live” band – RFB!  I don’t know of any other group that has ever re-recorded a live album from their past catalogue and truthfully, I wasn’t sure it could be done either; but, I took on the challenge and now you get to hear it for yourself. In many respects it was a labor of love because I knew how important the ‘original album was to Poco fans and if RFB didn’t meet the standard, it would be a disappointment.  I do not believe you are going to be disappointed.  From my viewpoint, we have met and exceeded any expectations.  Listen for yourself, but I believe we have captured the heart and soul of the music; even Timothy B. got on board to sing one of his originals.  So, I hope you enjoy listening to this recreation – “DeLIVErin’ Again”.  Shut your eyes, pretend you’re one of the wall to wall people at the The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California that November evening and turn it up loud.”

More on the importance of this Troubadour show:

The Troubadour show was truly a magical evening in many ways. The sold-out concert marked FURAY’s 50th anniversary return to the venue where Poco (originally as Pogo) performed their very first shows in 1968. The evening was marked by Timothy B. Schmit joining FURAY on the Schmit-penned “Hear That Music” from DeLIVErin’ and the above-mentioned “A Good Feelin’ To Know.” Timothy also introduced FURAY onstage after reading a congratulatory note from Cameron Crowe (who intended being at the Troubadour in person but could not make it at the last minute). Timothy then introduced the esteemed artist and producer Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), who presented FURAY with a commemorative award for his 50th anniversary return to the Troubadour. Also on hand at the show and backstage was Randy Meisner, Poco’s first bass player before Schmit replaced him.

Here’s the album’s full track listing:

SET 1: “Still DeLIVErin’”
On The Way Home
Let’s Dance Tonight
We Were The Dreamers
Don’t Let It Pass By
Go and Say Goodbye
Wake Up My Soul
Hard Country
Wind of Change
Anyway Bye Bye

SET 2 “DeLIVErin’ Again”
I Guess You Made It
Hear That Music (with Timothy B. Schmit)
Kind Woman
Hard Luck
Child’s Claim To Fame
Pickin’ Up The Pieces
You Better Think Twice
A Man Like Me
Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
Grand Junction
Consequently So Long
A Good Feelin’ To Know (with Timothy B. Schmit)

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