Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I've Got a Reason
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
Richie Furay is best know as an original member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band. He issued three solo albums for Asylum Records in the mid-70s. I've Got A Reason features Steve Cropper &... more »
Richie Furay is best know as an original member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band. He issued three solo albums for Asylum Records in the mid-70s. I've Got A Reason features Steve Cropper & Tom Stipe. I Still Have Dreams features J.D. Souther, Randy Meisner & Timothy B. Schmit. Dance A Little Light features Chris Hillman, Rusty Young & Timothy B. Schmit. All of these albums are making their worldwide CD debuts. Wounded Bird. 2003.
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M. Gilpin | Astoria, NY USA | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have waited so many years for this album to be released. I listened to this album for years and never realized it was a Christian themed album. I just loved Richie Furay's music in all its incarnations. This music is as strong as any he released with Poco, Souther Hillman & Furay, or Buffalo Springfield, and I listen to all of them all the time. After SHF broke up, Richie Furay, Chris Hillman, and J.D. Souther all came out with solo albums. They were ALL quite strong albums and all worth having in one's library. Hillman and Souther's albums have been available for years, but not Furay. I can only imagine that his christianity pigeonholed him. Now my collection is complete, and, song for song this is the strongest of the three solo albums by the aforementioned legends. Thank you."
Same as it ever was...
Dwight Buhler | Toluca Lake, CA United States | 03/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must have wore out two copies of this record on vinyl back in my high school days, and pretty much have not heard it since then. So I was curious to see if it would stand the test of time, and to my great delight it has! This was Richie's first solo album (after two with the Souther Hillman Furay band) and it pretty much came and went in the stores. I think he had more success with subsequent albums (also reissued). I have always felt that of his solo recordings this was the strongest, lyrically, musically, and in terms of production value. And unfortunately I think the reason it did so poorly had more to do with the subject matter of his songs than anything else. Richie had recently become a Christian and was exploring the implications his newfound faith on this record. Don't get the wrong idea, this is not a "CCM" album. In fact, compared to the "Jesus Music" of the day, Richie's lyrics are downright obtuse. Nevertheless, the dividing line was pretty clear at that time and this record got labeled as "christian music" and just did not get played.
In terms of the reissue, the dissapointment is that there are no bonus tracks (somebody must have some tapes somewhere!), nor are there any additional liner notes. However, the transfer is clean and crisp and all the info that was on the original release is there, including lyrics."
Jeff Bentley | Santa Barbara, Ca. | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Poco or Buffalo Springfield fan you will love this album! The music is very melodic and Richie was at the top of his vocal form when this was recorded. If you have heard that this is a "Christian" album and are generally put off by that, don't be in this case. True, it is a Christian album and features former band members of LoveSong, but the lyrics are poetic in nature and not at all "in your face". On the other hand, if you like Christian music this is a must have for your collection. Production values far exceed the norm for the genre'."