Owens singles set readies for release
Thursday, March 22, 2018
– "Buck Owens and the Buckaroos' The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967-1970," part of a series chronicling Owens' Capitol Records singles, streets May 11 through Omnivore Recordings.
Taken from the original mono and stereo masters, the set collects the A- and B-side to all 18 singles from that period, including 14 Top Ten hits, in their original, chronological form. The set was produced and compiled by Patrick Milligan and mastered from original analog master tapes by Michael Graves at Osiris Studio.
Owens, the best-known proponent of the Bakersfield sound, enjoyed 21 number 1 hits, most featuring Buckaroos guitarist Don Rich.
"The reason my Capitol records sounded the way they did - real heavy on the treble - was because I knew most people were going to be listening to 'em on their AM car radios," Owens said. "At the time, nobody else was doing anything like that, but it just seemed like common sense to me. And it was one more reason that you knew it was a Buck Owens record as soon as it came on the radio - because it just didn't sound like those other records."
Scott B. Bomar wrote in liner notes: "The latter part of the 1960s represents Buck Owens' second act. His recordings from that era are brief snapshots of a man in transition. Buck and his Buckaroos had undeniably found a winning formula, but he was growing concerned that his signature sound was in danger of growing stale and predictable. For the rest of the decade, he would boldly venture into new territory that likely stretched the boundaries of what some fans might have expected."
The track listing is:
1. Sam's Place
2. Don't Ever Tell Me Goodbye
3. Your Tender Loving Care
4. What A Liar I Am
5. It Takes People Like You (To Make People Like Me)
6. You Left Her Lonely Too Long
7. How Long Will My Baby Be Gone
8. Everybody Needs Somebody
9. Sweet Rosie Jones
10. Happy Times Are Here Again
11. Let The World Keep On A Turnin' - Buck Owens & Buddy Alan
12. I'll Love You Forever And Ever - Buck Owens & Buddy Alan
13. I've Got You On My Mind Again
14. That's All Right With Me (If It's All Right With You)
15. Christmas Shopping
16. One Of Everything You Got
17. Things I Saw Happening At The Fountain On The Plaza When I Was Visiting Rome Or Amore
18. Turkish Holiday
1. Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass
2. There's Gotta Be Some Changes Made
3. Johnny B. Goode
4. Maybe If I Close My Eyes (It'll Go Away)
5. Tall Dark Stranger
6. Sing That Kind Of Song
7. Big In Vegas
8. White Satin Bed
9. We're Gonna Get Together - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
10. Everybody Needs Somebody - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
11. Togetherness - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
12. Fallin' For You - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
13. The Kansas City Song
14. I'd Love To Be Your Man
15. The Great White Horse - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
16. Your Tender Loving Care - Buck Owens & Susan Raye
17. I Wouldn't Live In New York City (If They Gave Me The Whole Dang Town)
18. No Milk And Honey In Baltimore
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