The next album, "A Good Feelin' To Know" was the album most people expected to be the real breakthrough album for Poco. The song was released as a single with high expectations, but never even made the top 100. The album made it to #69. The band was very disappointed with the lack of commercial success of this record, especially Richie Furay. According to Goldmine magazine, this is what Richie had to say - "You can fall into that trap in the music business. If you hang in there long enough, you're a creative person and the desire is not necessarily for the commercial aspect of it or the economic aspect, but for the acceptance. If people accept a creative product that you're wanting to share with them, then the rest of it comes, and when it didn't come, I was really disappointed, and it was that time I decided to only do one more record with Poco."
Timothy wrote two songs on this album, "I Can See Everything" and "Restrain". Following is a review of the album by Peter Knobler.
"Poco has grown from a stuggling country rock band to a powerful and diverse rock & roll organization. 'A Good Feelin' to Know' is strong, virile and at the same time lyrical and touching. It brings what Poco's best at (high-energy goodtime music) and less known for (sweet ballads) together in a series of knock-out rollicking moments."
"'A Good Feelin to Know' is the up, hard-driving album that perhaps should have followed their live album, 'Deliverin''. It fairly rocks with power, due in great part to the emergence of lead guitarist Paul Cotton as a songwriter and cog in Poco's engine. He has written three songs on the record, all of them solid rock & rollers. 'Ride the Country' is a picnic delight, 'Keeper of the Fire' a Redbone variation taken a fine step further, and 'Early Times' a stunner you find yourself humming at odd hours. His strong guitar style adds punch to Poco's lines, gives them a whole 'nother appeal, force where gentility might have gone before, and opens the group up for hard, sustained r & r."
" Another welcome feature is more of Tim Schmit's songwriting prowess. He's obviously learned a great deal from Richie Furay, both melodically and lyrically. Where Richie had written camouflaged sad songs, Tim now feels his way. 'I Can See Everything' is gentle and 'Restrain' is rough, both held together by a vision of someone out there who could care, would care, might care, but..... Restrain', incidentally, would make a great single. Again, Paul's guitar work is riveting."
" Richie Furay, who planted more Buffalo Springfield seeds and grew Poco, continues to write excellent songs. This time he even matches lyrical tone with the tone of the music. Where in the past much of what you'd think of as "happy" tunes were in fact tugs-of-war between feelings, he now seems pretty content. 'A Good Feelin' to Know' bounces joyously along while 'And Settlin' Down' laments his endless days on the road (A great line: 'Hotel ain't home') but finds his woman enough to pull him through. It seems a happy autobiography."
"The production is good. This record captures Poco as good as you'll get until video cassettes come along.
The only low point is the Steve Stills song, 'Go and Say Goodbye', which was added as something of a commercial afterthought and is not so much bad as unnecessary."
" 'A Good Feelin' to Know' rocks from start to finish ('Sweet Lovin'' is almost a choral closing, like a last slow dance after an evening of boogie) and proves once and for all that Poco is a band for all moments. If you don't like this record, look down, there are nails in your soles."
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