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LP version. Includes sticker and insert with photographs and extensive notes. "In 1970, Gary Stewart, future King Of The Honky-Tonks, was five years from his first #1 record, 'She's Acting Single, I'm Drinking Doubles,' and living in a beat-up trailer near Franklin, TN. Gary and Bill Eldridge, were getting their songs cut by Stonewall Jackson, Hank Snow, Cal Smith, etc. and Gary was recording unsuccessful singles. The wild abandon of Gary's stratospheric tenor co-mingling with Riley's sandpaper vocals, spot on group harmonies, psychedelic guitars mixing with southern slide, melodic bass lines, and driving drums, formed a hazy sort of perfection. Further details about the late-night sessions remain as elusive as the album itself, but what is certain, is that a sound emerged that was not yet in Nashville and Nashville didn't want it. Trickles of 'country-rock' were seeping out of various corners of the US, but what these fools had stumbled across was pure 'headneck' genius. In 1971, Riley pressed up 500 copies to sell at gigs back in Michigan until a 'real' record deal came through. But within a year, the band splintered, with Riley and the two Jim's going their separate ways and Gary going on to gigs with Nat Stuckey and then Charlie Pride, before his breakthrough. One song from the album did eventually see daylight, when in 1976, Gary re-recorded Easy People style for his second RCA album, Steppin' Out. But the rest have remained unheard....until now."