Thursday, August 16, 2007

Richie Furay - Part 4

Richie Furay - Part 4 - The Christian Awakening
In 1976 Furay formed The Richie Furay Band, with Jay Truax, John Mehler, and Tom Stipe, releasing one album 'I've Got a Reason', which reflected Richie's newfound beliefs. To support the release of this album Furay formed an alliance with David Geffen and Asylum records. Furay assured Geffen that his album would be Christian influenced but would not be an attempt to preach his newfound beliefs. Furay delivered on his promise and produced a good solid record. Unfortunately, the album along with subsequent releases failed to chart.




















Quality: 192 kb/s

After two tours during the late 70's, he hung up his rock & roll shoes in favor of a call to the ministry. But it seems that those who have hung onto the memory of the Buffalo Spingfield and the continual evolution of Poco have never forgotten Richie Furay and his innovative talent.Since the early 1980s, Richie Furay has been senior pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Broomfield, Colorado, a Christian church in the Denver area. He continues to perform as a solo artist, and sometimes with the old Poco friends.
Richie most recently toured as an opening act for America and Linda Ronstadt during the Summer of 2006. The 2006 release of his latest CD 'The Heartbeat of Love' returns Richie to his early country-rock roots with a contemporary flair. It is a showcase for his voice and songwriting talent.
Richie is on tour again, check his site for touring dates!!!

Albums:
1976 Richie Furay Band - I've Got A Reason
1978 Richie Furay - Dance A Little Light
1979 Richie Furay - I Still Have Dreams
1982 Richie Furay - Seasons Of Change
1997 Richie Furay - In My Father's House
2005 Richie Furay - I'm Sure

25 comments:

TheSeeker said...

The links will be posted when I got 6 comments from 6 different leechers. This is only one per album, so you can show your interest in Richie.

If I got 12 comments (2 per album) there will be a part 5. So the action is yours.

TheSeeker said...

Forgotten to say:

If you aren't able to post your comments in english, then post it in your native language!

Anonymous said...

Hi and thank you for sharing the music. I'd love to see the part 4 and also part 5 of your series.

TheSeeker said...

@anonymous

Hi there, you're commentator no. 1. Do you have seen Richie live anywhere, anytime?

Anonymous said...

@ theseeker

no, I never made it to see Richie...wrong time, wrong place, whatever :-(

TheSeeker said...

@anonymous

Too bad...
I've never seen Richie too, as I'm not from the US. So we'll hope we get these comments together...

Frisian said...

a quick search on your requested albums gave me this result [and i'm downloading them right now];
Poco - 1976 - Live
Poco - 2004 - the last roundup
Poco - 2005 - keeping the legend alive
Jane - 1990 - Live '89
most are 200+ vbr and 1 is 192k
as soon as i got time i will upload them to RS and post the links in your comments

Frisian

PS. Think you might try the p2p program i use...

TheSeeker said...

@frisian

So I've to say many thanks to you. I knew there are these p2p-clients out there, but I can't use it here on my machines. So I would be very happy about your offerings.

Your comment counts as comment #2.

Karel said...

Thanks a lot!!!

TheSeeker said...

@karel

Thanks, your comment counts as #3.

Anonymous said...

hope we get these 6 c. together. Need this.

TheSeeker said...

@anonymous

and so we have #4.

Fritz said...

Hallihallo, das wird hoffentlich noch was mit den 12 comments, oder??

TheSeeker said...

@fritz

& Comments wären ja auch schon gut, oder?

So we have comment no 5!

TheSeeker said...

OK, we have the six comments together, so here are the links:

http://lix.in/1c43f3
http://lix.in/859051
http://lix.in/1d9f67
http://lix.in/8ec1f4
http://lix.in/eef7a5
http://lix.in/8df1e4

Obiwan said...

THANKS @ theseeker for this lovely post!!

TheSeeker said...

@obiwan
Thanks for your comment and have fun with your downloads. This is #7.

TheSeeker said...

We have 8 comments yet, counting Dr Debaser here.

Dennis Keeper Of The Archives said...

I've Yet To Download Your Links - But That Is My Next Stop. I Know That I'm Going To Enjoy These Downloads, Because I Treasured My Richie Furay Vinyl, And I Didn't Have All Of His Records. I Saw Richie With The Richie Furay Band Back In 1977 In Youngstown, Ohio. A Little Place Called The Agora Club - Excellent Show. Wonderful Memories. Thanks For The Links.
Dennis - Keeper Of The Archives

wkc said...

Thank you for the Richie Furay shares. I have aways loved his songs and am excited to have an opportunity to once again relive those memories. Thanks for making that possible.

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Thanks for all the beautiful and hard to find music. Hope you got the Bernie Leadon link OK.

TheSeeker said...

@anonymous:
Yep, all went well.

STUMPYBOB said...

Thanks for all yer R Furay great Country Rock. BTW - I was just handed a great post from another Blog..a HTF VA Pedal Steel Album from 1970 w/rare Sneaky Pete Kleinow & Rusty Young. If you're interested Seeker, drop me a line...SBob

Hazy Dave said...

I saw Richie and his small band in a club with less than 300 people in it a couple years ago. It's no surprise that he's still a warm and genuine performer, but his voice is also in great shape, and he still performs Springfield, Poco, and SHF songs, in addition to "solo career" tunes, both secular and overtly religious.

His most recent studio disc, Heartbeat of Love, and the double disc Alive can be ordered through richiefuray.com. Autographed copies of his autobiography, Pickin' Up the Pieces, and the history of Buffalo Springfield he contributed to, For What It''s Worth, are also well worth considering.

TheSeeker said...

@Hazy Dave:
Thx for your comment and story. Love Heartbeat of Love also. For me it's a little bit like 'back to the roots'.