I usually don’t get any vinyl to review, so when the vinyl copy of The Captain & The Outlaw by the country group Dakota came in the mail, I knew I need to put this on my turntable and check it out. This great band featuring Hank Cramer who I have reviewed some of his solo releases, Bill Paschall (pedal steel, mandolin) and Robert Thran (lead guitar, bass, vocals). was released on the Front Range Records label in 1982. This hard to find vinyl release features such great tracks as the title track The Captain & The Outlaw, Josie, Greenback Dollar, Louisiana Saturday Night, Melissa Blue and so much more. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. If you can find a copy of this album somewhere, you will be glad to own it.