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It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)/If We Make It Through December

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This BGO two-fer features two of Merle Haggard's Capitol albums from the early '70s. These are largely unheralded despite the fact that they are solid offerings from Hag. Of course, the title track of If We Make It Through December is one of his greatest singles, but there's much more here, too: "Uncle Lem," "New York City Blues," "A Shoulder to Cry On," "Dad's Old Fiddle," and "Come on into My Arms" reveal Haggard's more sentimental side, but that's not to say that these recordings are not powerful. They are, and the man was at the top of his game and remained that way into the 21st century.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This BGO two-fer features two of Merle Haggard's Capitol albums from the early '70s. These are largely unheralded despite the fact that they are solid offerings from Hag. Of course, the title track of If We Make It Through December is one of his greatest singles, but there's much more here, too: "Uncle Lem," "New York City Blues," "A Shoulder to Cry On," "Dad's Old Fiddle," and "Come on into My Arms" reveal Haggard's more sentimental side, but that's not to say that these recordings are not powerful. They are, and the man was at the top of his game and remained that way into the 21st century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2004
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261206503
  • Catalog Number: 650
  • Sales rank: 65,328

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (3:23)
  2. 2 Goodbye Comes Hard for Me - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:44)
  3. 3 My Woman Keeps Lovin' Her Man - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:45)
  4. 4 New York City Blues - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:37)
  5. 5 I Wonder What She'll Think About Me Leaving - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (3:13)
  6. 6 The Conversion of Ronnie Jones - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:47)
  7. 7 A Shoulder to Cry On - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (3:13)
  8. 8 I'd Never Told on You - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (3:03)
  9. 9 Dad's Old Fiddle - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:55)
  10. 10 Somewhere to Come When It Rains - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (3:00)
  11. 11 I Wonder Where I'll Find You at Tonight - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:11)
  12. 12 If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:43)
  13. 13 Love and Honor - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:53)
  14. 14 To Each His Own - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:31)
  15. 15 You're the Only Girl in the Game - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:59)
  16. 16 I'm an Old, Old Man (Tryin' to Live While I Can) - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:35)
  17. 17 Come on into My Arms - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:47)
  18. 18 Better Off When I Was Hungry - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:29)
  19. 19 I'll Break Out Again Tonight - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:54)
  20. 20 This Cold War - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:58)
  21. 21 Uncle Lem - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:59)
  22. 22 There's Just One Way - Merle Haggard & the Strangers (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merle Haggard Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Lefty Frizzell Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Floyd Tillman Composer
Tommy Collins Composer
Lou Bradley Engineer
Hank Cochran Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Dave Kirby Composer
Red Lane Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Ken Nelson Producer, Audio Production
Roy Nichols Composer
A.L. Owens Composer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Glen Martin Composer
Fuzzy Owen Producer, Audio Production
Roy Kohara Art Direction
James Maynard Mastering
Hugh Davies Remixing
Maurice Hope Liner Notes
Glenn Martin Composer
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