Rolling Stone - 3/4/71, p.52
"...This is Poco's third album, their first live album, and as such it serves to render the first two nearly superfluous....Poco will always be better off keeping away from studios and staying out in front of people. It keeps them honest..."
Poco's history is full of radical personnel shifts, and DELIVERIN' was the last album the band recorded with its original lineup. Following closely on the heels of the band's fine first two albums, PICKIN' UP THE PIECES and POCO, DELIVERIN' brings the country-rock sound of those records into a concert setting.
The album bucks the trend of most live releases, however, by featuring all unreleased material, combining quality new songs with the energy and intimacy of a live performance. Poco was arguably at their best in concert: their high, sweet harmonies are as impressive live as they are on the band's studio releases (Jim Messina, who would leave the band shortly after this release, is in particularly fine voice), and the playing is loose, charged, and assured.