Power to the People (Poison album)

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Power to the People
Power to the People Cover.jpg
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 chronology
Crack a Smile... and More!
Power to the People
Singles from Power to the People
  1. "Power to the People"
    Released: May 23, 2000
  2. "The Last Song"
    Released: July 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]

Power to the People is an album by 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 No. 166 on the U.S. Billboard 200[3] and No. 16 on the Australian ARIA Charts,[4] selling more than 1.5 million copies to date reaching US Gold status.[5] The album sold over 9,000 copies in its first week of release.[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)

Charts, Commercial Performance & Reception[edit]

In the US the album sold around 9,000 copies in its first week of release pretty decent for an album released under an independent label debuting at #166 on the Billboard 200 eventually selling over 1 million copies there going platinum in the US [7] In Australia the album hit big debuting at #16 on ARIA Charts and selling around 1 million copies in Australia. Two singles were released from the album the first single was Power to the People the single featured a music video the first video from the band since 1993, the second single was the power ballad The Last Song which was included on the 2006 greatest hits album The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock. Reception of the album has been mixed with AllMusic's review of it being 2/5 stars, and the House of Shred review being 8/10 stars. Customer reviews come it at around 4/5 stars on Amazon.com [8]

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)


Band members[edit]