Rick Roberts

The Best of Rick Roberts

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A good amalgamation of the two solo albums (plus one Flying Burrito Brothers song, "Colorado") Roberts recorded after the breakup of the Flying Burrito Brothers and his formation of Firefall. The sound, logically, sits right in between the sounds of those two groups. Tracks like "In My Own Small Way," "In a Dream," and "She Made Me Lose My Blues" are firmly in the Flying Burrito Brothers' more country vein, while "Westwind," "She Is a Song," and "It Doesn't Matter" are more Firefall-esque soft country-rock. "It Doesn't Matter," in fact, was re-recorded for Firefall's first release. The players on the tracks read like a who's who of early-'70s Southern California and Colorado country-rock and include members of the Eagles, Manassas, and Poco. This release, or better yet the two solo albums it's drawn from, are well-worth seeking out for fans of the genre.

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