I had bought this album first on vinyl, then as a CD, yes I know the arguments, but had always liked it. Then for some reason racked it away. Today, I found it again, played it, and it was joy all over. What a debut, energy, great arrangements, original writing, and all the while a throbbing twang, the real best of Bakersfield.
It is hard to believe that it was recorded quite a few years back, in the 1980s in fact.
Listen to Miners Prayer, it could be a 100 years old, definitely Monroe/Stanleys country, and then Heartaches By the Number, so young so confident.
Pete Anderson is sorting out the arrangements, and the musicians, contributing to the overall sound with guitar and harmonies and in a sense he is Dwights' Don Rich.
A classic, so glad I found it again, now you find it and enjoy.