Title - Ainít It Amazing, Gracie: 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 consistentóto make Bucks late-í60s/early-í70s 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, Iíve Got You on My Mind Again and Tall Dark Stranger, then on August 27th, they will release Your Motherís Prayer, The Kansas City Song and I Wouldnít Live in New York City, and then finally come October 1st, they will put out In the Palm of Your Hand, Ainít It Amazing, Gracie and (Itís 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, just two months after In The Palm Of Your Hand, Ainít It Amazing, Gracie became yet another top 20 album for Owens and His Buckaroos, reaching #17 on the country album charts.
The title track would peak at #14 on the singles chart, and it features the original release of what would become a Buck Owens staple, Streets Of Bakersfield, later to become a 1988 chart-topping duet with Dwight Yoakam.
Now, nearly four decades later, the classic album returnsómastered from the original analog tapes by Grammyģ-winner Michael Graves, Produced for release by Grammyģ-winner Cheryl Pawelski, and featuring expanded artwork including new liner notes from author Randy Poe (Buck ĎEm! The Autobiography Of Buck Owens).
1. AINíT IT AMAZING, GRACIE
2. LONG HOT SUMMER
3. STREETS OF BAKERSFIELD
4. SHEíS HAD ALL THE DREAMINí SHE CAN STAND
5. YOUR MONKEY WONíT BE HOME TONIGHT
6. I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW (THAT I LOVE YOU)
7. THE GOOD OLD DAYS (ARE HERE AGAIN)
8. OLD FAITHFUL
9. WHEN YOU GET BACK FROM NASHVILLE
10. WHEN YOU GET TO HEAVEN (IíLL BE THERE)
This vibrantly melodic, always heartfelt album opens on the joyous and upbeat title track Ainít It Amazing, Gracie and the countrified jaunt of Long Hot Summer and backs those up with the melodious hop/skip of Streets Of Bakersville, the lonesome ballad Sheís Had All The Dreaminí She Can Stand and then the sardonic Your Monkey Wonít Be Home Tonight.
Up next is one of my own personal favorites from this album, the country/pop-tastic I Know That You Know (That I Love You) which is in turn followed by the achingly rendered The Good Old Days (Are Here Again), the old country balladry of Old Faithful, the album rounding out on the storytelling found within When You Get Back From Nashville, closing on the gently rambunctious When You get To Heaven (Iíll Be Waiting).
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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