Power to the People (Poison album)

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Power to the People
Live album with studio tracks by Poison
Released June 13, 2000[1]
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Label Cyanide Music
Producer Richie Zito
Jim Faraci
Poison
Poison chronology
Crack a Smile... and More!
(2000)
Power to the People
(2000)
Hollyweird
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [2]
House of Shred (8/10) [3]

Power to the People is a music album from the American rock band Poison, released on June 13, 2000 on the band's independent label, Cyanide Music. It marked the return of the original lineup, together for the first time since 1991's Swallow This Live with the return of C.C. DeVille who replaced Blues Saraceno.

The album is a part studio, part live album consisting of five newly recorded studio tracks and 12 live tracks from Poison's successful 1999-2000 greatest hits reunion tour. The album charted at #166 on The Billboard 200 [4] and #16 on the Australian ARIA Charts[5] selling more than 1.5 million copies to date reaching US Gold status.[6]

The first single was the album titled track "Power to the People" which featured a music video that was also included on the Poison DVD, Poison Greatest Video Hits which was released in the following year. The second single was the power ballad "The Last Song".

The album was re-packaged and re-released in 2006 as Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg without the studio tracks or drum and guitar solos. (Live hits only version)

Track listing[edit]

  1. Power to the People (3:20)
  2. Can't Bring Me Down (3:29)
  3. The Last Song (4:21)
  4. Strange (3:16)
  5. I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine [with C.C. DeVille on lead vocals] (3:10)
  6. Intro/Look What the Cat Dragged In (Live)
  7. I Want Action (Live)
  8. Something to Believe In (Live)
  9. Love on the Rocks (Live)
  10. C.C. (Solo) (Live)
  11. Fallen Angel (Live)
  12. Let It Play (Live)
  13. Rikki (Solo) (Live)
  14. Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Live)
  15. Unskinny Bop (Live)
  16. Nothin' But a Good Time (Live)
  17. Talk Dirty to Me (Live)

Singles[edit]

Band members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Release and Chart Performance". Billboard.  Retrieved March, 2014.
  2. ^ Power to the People (Poison album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ House of Shred review
  4. ^ "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards) Billboard albums". 
  5. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011. 
  6. ^ "Behind the Music: Poison (Remastered)". vh1. Retrieved 2012.