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"First Time Around" is the only studio album released by American bluegrass band First Annual Farewell Reunion. Released in 1978, the album featured 13 tracks. While 11 of the tracks were covers, 2 tracks, "The Foolish Game" and "Time Is Our Best Friend," were original songs by the band, with guitarist and co-founder Robert 'Bob' Hicks composing the music for "The Foolish Game," and dobro player Rory Harper writing "Time Is Our Best Friend."

Track Listing:

1. Muddy Water (The Seldom Scene Cover)
Written by Phil Rosenthal

Personnel:
Jim Mueller: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Dan Mullin: Vocals, Bass
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Rory Harper: Dobro

2. Harold's Super Service (Merle Haggard and The Strangers Cover)
Written By Bobby Wayne

Personnel:
Jim Mueller: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Dan Mullin: Vocals, Bass
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Rory Harper: Dobro
Dave Scott: Bell

3. Doug's Tune (The Dillards Cover)
Written By Doug Dillard

Personnel:
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Jim Mueller: First Guitar
Robert Hicks: Second Guitar
Rory Harper: Dobro
Dan Mullin: Bass

4. The Foolish Game
Written By Robert Hicks and Trula McVicker

Personell:
Rory Harper: Lead Vocals, Dobro
Jim Mueller: Vocals, Guitar
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Dan Mullin: Bass

5. Georgia Pineywoods (The Osborne Brothers Cover)
Written By Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant

Personnel:
Dan Mullin: Lead Vocals, Bass
Jim Mueller: Vocals, Guitar
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Rory Harper: Dobro

6. Redwood Hill (Gordon Lightfoot Cover)
Written By Gordon Lightfoot

Personnel:
Rory Harper: Lead Vocals, Dobro
Jim Mueller: Vocals, Guitar
Robert Hicks: Vocals, guitar
Dan Mullin: Bass
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo

7. I'm Living The Right Life Now (Molly O'Day Cover)
Written by Molly O'Day

Personnel:
Robert Hicks: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Vocals, Banjo
Jim Mueller: Vocals, Guitar
Dan Mullin: Vocals, Bass
Rory Harper: Dobro

8. Some Old Day (Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Cover)
Written by Louise Certain and Gladys Stacey

Personnel:
Robert Hicks: Lead Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Vocals, Banjo
Jim Mueller: Vocals, Guitar
Rory Harper: Dobro
Dan Mullin: Bass

9. Dixieland For Me (George Jones & Melba Montgomery Cover)
Written By Curtis McPeak and David C. Watkins

Personnel:
Rory Harper: Lead Vocals (Verse 1), Dobro
Robert Hicks: Lead Vocals (Verse 2), Vocals (Verse 1), Guitar
Jim Mueller: Vocals
Dan Mullin: Vocals (Verse 1), Bass Fiddle
Harlan Slinkard: Vocals (Verse 2), Banjo

10. Time is Our Best Friend
Written by Rory Harper

Personnel:
Rory Harper: Lead Vocals, Dobro
Harlan Slinkard: Vocals, Banjo
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Jim Mueller: Guitar
Dan Mullin: Bass

11. Kentucky Mountain Chimes (Rusty York and the Kentucky Mt. Boys Cover)
Written By Rusty York and Jimmie Skinner

Personnel:
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Rory Harper: Dobro
Robert Hicks: First Guitar
Jim Mueller: Second Guitar
Dan Mullin: Bass

12. I've Gotta Get A Message to You (Bee Gees Cover)
Written By Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Maurice Gibb

Personnel:
Jim Mueller: Lead vocals, Guitar
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Banjo
Rory Harper: Dobro
Dan Mullin: Bass

13. Joshua (Traditional song)

Personnel:
Rory Harper: Lead Vocals, Dobro
Robert Hicks: Vocals, Guitar
Harlan Slinkard: Vocals, Banjo
Dan Mullin: Vocals, Bass Fiddle
Jim Mueller: Lead Guitar

Production:

Produced By Jay Wilfong and Dave Scott
Engineer: M.J. Whittemore
Mixdown: Jay Wilfong and Dave Scott
Album Art: John D. Hicks
Photography: Randy Miller
Liner Notes: Frank Overstreet

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