The result of the sessions, which took place between late 1975 and early '76, was a very melodic album and one of his most diverse and polished, highlighted with the single "Shower the People", which through the years became a Taylor standard and concert favorite. Released as a single, the track peaked at #22 on the Billboard charts on September 18, 1976 and reached the summit of the Adult Contemporary charts in the US. Despite its success, In the Pocket didn't match the success of Taylor's previous album Gorilla, reaching only #16 on the Billboard album charts (it was Taylor's lowest chart position during the seventies and also the lowest since his debut album). Nevertheless, it managed to eventually get a Gold certification by the RIAA and became a fan favorite.
In 2008, the album was reissued on Rhino's budget Flashback label.