2 LPs on 1 CD: OUT OF HAND (1975)/YOUR PLACE OF MINE (1977).
Personnel includes: Gary Stewart (vocal, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Jerry Shook (acoustic & electric guitars); Ray Edenton, Jerry Stembridge, Chip Young, Harold Bradley (acoustic guitar); Reggie Young, Dale Sellers (guitar); Weldon Myrick, Pete Drake, Leo LeBlanc (steel guitar); Booby Thompson (banjo); Josh Graves (dobro); Buck White (mandolin); Tommy Williams (fieddle); Charlie McCoy, Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Hargus Robbins, David Briggs (keyboards); Henry Strzelecki (bass); Buddy Harmon, Kenneth Buttrey (drums); Emmylou Harris. Nicolette Larsen, Rodney Crowell; The Jordanaires (background vocals)
Includes liner notes by John Morthland.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Michael Heatley.
This two-fer, which pairs up Stewart's best album (1975's Out of Hand) and a decent similarly themed outing from two years later, serves as a fine intro to both Stewart's mildly outlaw country and one of the best genre albums of the '70s. Your Place or Mine sounds a little tame, as well as a bit flashy, in retrospect, but Hand is a seminal work, traditional in approach and style but with just enough rock & roll attitude to complement the honky tonking. ~ Michael Gallucci