Show Your Hand (album)

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Show Your Hand
AverageWhiteBand ShowYourHand.jpg
Studio album by Average White Band
Released September 1973
Recorded R.G. Jones Studio, London
Genre Funk
Length 39:52
Label MCA
Producer Robin Turner, Average White Band
Average White Band chronology
Show Your Hand
(1973)
AWB
(1974)AWB1974
Alternative cover
1975 re-issue cover
1975 re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic (link)3.5/5 stars
Allmusic (re-issue) (link)4/5 stars

Show Your Hand is the first album by Scottish funk band Average White Band, likely recorded at R.G. Jones Studios, Wimbledon, London and released in 1973 by MCA Records. After the success of AWB, the album was re-issued in 1975 with a new title, Put It Where You Want It, a different opening track and new cover artwork. The re-issued version finally made it to the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #39.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "The Jugglers" (Alan Gorrie) – 4:55
  2. "This World Has Music" (Bonnie Bramlett, Gorrie, Leon Ware) – 5:45
  3. "Twilight Zone" (Roger Ball, Gorrie) – 5:12
  4. "Put It Where You Want It" (Joe Sample, Gorrie, Layne) – 4:00

Side two

  1. "Show Your Hand" (Gorrie) – 3:40
  2. "Back in '67" (Ball, Gorrie, Robbie McIntosh) – 4:00
  3. "Reach Out" (AWB, Ball) – 4:00
  4. "T.L.C." (AWB, Gorrie) – 8:20


On the 1975 MCA re-issue the song "The Jugglers" is replaced by "How Can You Go Home".

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • MCA 345 (Show Your Hand)
  • Show Your Hand at Allmusic.com
  • MCA 475 (Put It Where You Want It)
  • Put It Where You Want It at Allmusic.com