Saturday, March 14, 2009


Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1978 on Arista Records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320 kbps
Produced By: Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Engineer: Rodney Mills
Recorded and Mixed At: Studio One, Doraville, Georgia
Cover Art: John E. Barrett
Take It Anyway You Want It
Cry Some More
You Are The Show
You Can Have It
If Dreams Came True
A Real Good Feeling
Love At First Sight
Falling Rain
Dirty City
Billy Jones - Guitars, Vocals
Hughie Thomasson - Guitars, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Monte Yoho - Drums, Percussion
Harvey Dalton Arnold - Bass, Vocals
David Dix - Drums, Congas, Percussion
Freddie Salem - Guitars, Vocals

Michael Duke - Keyboards
By Yours Truly
To be simply blunt about it.....this is one of the best Southern rock and roll albums period. I've always been a big Outlaws fan since the very first time I heard their debut album. When this album was released back in '78 I was holding a ticket to see them live and seeing them live and performing most of the tunes on this album just heightened the already large amount of respect I had for their talents.
The first time I played this one I was in awe. Great guitar playing and great harmony vocals are two of the things I dig the most in a band and the Outlaws with this release pretty much set the standard for everyone else. A standard that still stands today as far as I'm concerned. While the whole album is a guitar lovers utopia, the first 3 cuts, particulary "Cry Some More" will leave ya gasping for breath. Both Hughie Thomasson and Billy Jones were monsters on stage with their respective instruments and proved to me that this album was not recording studio trickery. These boys were the real deal.
The only downside to this was that for me this album overshadowed everything they did after it. They continued to put out albums thru the 80's but I'd kinda lost interest. As time went on members came and went and they never put out another album that came close to this one. Hughie was in the process of putting a new band of Outlaws together again in 2007 when he suddenly died from a heart attack on a sunday afternoon. He followed Bily Jones and Frank O'keefe who both passed in 1995. In 2009 Henry Paul has returned to carry on the Outlaws name and this year they are touring and producing a new record.
In closing I'd have to say that if you can manage to sit still the whole way thru this album then I'd call EMS because you obviously are in need of serious medical attention!
READ THIS for more information on this album.


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