Crazy Eyes

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This article is about the 1973 album by Poco. For the 2012 film, see Crazy Eyes (film). For other uses, see Crazy Eyes (disambiguation).
Crazy Eyes
Studio album by Poco
Released 15 September 1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Country rock
Length 37:49
Label Epic
Producer Jack Richardson
Poco chronology
A Good Feelin’ To Know
(1972)
Crazy Eyes
(1973)
Seven
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Crazy Eyes is the sixth album by the country rock band Poco. The album pays homage to Gram Parsons, as Richie Furay sings both the title track, which he wrote in honor of Parsons, and one of Parsons' own compositions, "Brass Buttons". The album was released just four days before Parsons' death on 19 September 1973.

Paul Cotton covered J. J. Cale's "Magnolia," a song the band still plays live. The title track, according to Rusty Young, has never been played in concert due mostly to its complex percussion part, consisting of African drums, among other things. The Richie Furay Band has begun to play the song live.

After the commercial failure of this album, Richie Furay left Poco to co-found the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, where he achieved success with one of the outtakes from Crazy Eyes, "Believe Me".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Water" (Paul Cotton) – 3:07
  2. "Fools Gold" (Rusty Young) – 2:23
  3. "Here We Go Again" (Timothy B. Schmit) – 3:28
  4. "Brass Buttons" (Gram Parsons) – 4:17
  5. "A Right Along" (Paul Cotton) – 4:43
  6. "Crazy Eyes" (Richie Furay) – 9:39
  7. "Magnolia" (J.J. Cale) – 6:18
  8. "Let’s Dance Tonight" (Richie Furay) – 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Jack Richardson
  • Recording Engineer: Brian Christian/Dennis Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. Crazy Eyes at AllMusic