Show Your Hand (album)

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Show Your Hand
AverageWhiteBand ShowYourHand.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1973
Recorded1972-1973, R.G. Jones Studio, London
ProducerRobin Turner, Average White Band
Average White Band chronology
Show Your Hand
Alternative cover
1975 re-issue cover
1975 re-issue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic (link)3.5/5 stars
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]

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".



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