In the Palm of Your Hand

Buck Owens / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos

(CD - Omnivore #OVCD 447)

Review by Matt Fink

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 for the first and only time in Buck Owens' recorded catalog. Songs such as the classic Bakersfield sound of "Arms Full of Empty" and the excellent ballad "Something's Wrong" are too strong to be overlooked to the extent that they have been. "There Goes My Love" is one of the most insanely catchy songs to ever appear on an Owens album, as well. His last number one hit as a solo artist, "Made in Japan," is also included, making this one of his more overlooked albums. Sadly, the entire album squeaks in at just under 26 minutes, though there are definitely more than enough reasons to check it out.

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