Title - In The Palm Of Your Hand: Reissue
Artist - Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
For those unaware, throughout Omnivore Recordings 12-year relationship with the Buck Owens Private Foundation, one request from the fans was clear and consistent—to make Bucks late-’60s/early-’70s releases available again as stand-alone reissues.
Omnivore is proud to answer that call and announce 9 titles to be released throughout the summer and fall of 2021.
Starting August 6th, Omnivore will put out these 9 albums, offered as standalone reissues. Each drop will consist of three albums: Sweet Rosie Jones, I’ve Got You on My Mind Again and Tall Dark Stranger, then on August 27th, they will release Your Mother’s Prayer, The Kansas City Song and I Wouldn’t Live in New York City, and then finally come October 1st, they will put out In the Palm of Your Hand, Ain’t It Amazing, Gracie and (It’s a) Monsters Holiday.
The albums will be released as they were originally issued and for the first time, appear in their original configuration on CD and Digital, mastered from the original analog tapes, and with expanded artwork & new liner notes.
Originally released in 1973, In The Palm Of Your Hand became yet another hit album for Owens and His Buckaroos, hitting #21 entry on the country album charts.
Nine of the ten of the songs were written or co-written by Owens, with the other being penned by his son, Buddy Alan. The title track would land at #23 on the singles chart, and Arms Full Of Empty would become a #14 hit.
Now, nearly four decades later, the classic album returns—mastered from the original analog tapes by Grammy®-winner Michael Graves, Produced for release by Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski, and featuring expanded artwork including new liner notes from author Randy Poe (Buck ‘Em! The Autobiography Of Buck Owens).
1. IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
2. THERE GOES MY LOVE
3. MADE IN JAPAN
4. SWEETHEARTS IN HEAVEN
5. ARMS FULL OF EMPTY
6. YOU AIN’T GONNA HAVE OL’ BUCK TO KICK AROUND NO MORE
7. A WHOLE LOT OF SOMETHIN’
8. GET OUT OF TOWN BEFORE SUNDOWN
9. SOMETHING’S WRONG
10. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
Though a few of the ten tracks on In the Palm of Your Hand appeared on previous albums and have been included on subsequent releases, the majority of them appear here together for the first and only time in Buck Owens’ recorded catalog.
Opening on the forlorn yearning balladry of the title track In The Palm Of Your Hand and the mid-tempo, twanging rhythms of There Goes My Love, he backs those up nicely with the dutiful country/Asian-blended love song Made In Japan, the beautiful arrangements found within Sweethearts in Heaven and then we get the classic Bakersfield sound caught within Arms Full of Empty.
Up next we get one of my own personal favorites, the sardonically-cultured, mid-tempo, steel guitar twang of You Ain’t Gonna Have Ol’ Buck to Kick Around No More, and that is itself followed by the foot-tapping melodies of A Whole Lotta Somethin’, the heartfelt troubadour storytelling of Get Out Of Town Before Sundown, the album rounding out on the truly excellent ballad Something’s Wrong, closing on the peppy I Love You So Much It Hurts.
In my own personal opinion, There Goes My Love is one of the most insanely catchy songs to ever appear on an Owens album, as well and his last number one hit as a solo artist, Made in Japan, making this still one of his more overlooked albums of the day.
Sadly, the entire album squeaks in at just under 26 minutes, though there are definitely more than enough reasons to check it out, trust me.
Available for the first time since its original album release and for the first time on stand-alone CD and Digital formats. The reissue of these latter-day Buck Owens And His Buckaroos albums is a cause for celebration!
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