Pancho & Lefty [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The remastered, expanded edition of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson's 1982 classic, Pancho & Lefty, was well worth the wait. First, there's the sound. In the title cut, there are voices and guitars listeners have never heard before either on LP or CD. There are stunning little surprises like a keyboard or a marimba in "My Mary," or the subtle organ shadings in "Reasons to Quit," or the extra reverb on Hag's electric on "No Reason to Quit." These might seem like audiophile nitpickings to some, but they actually change the way one hears this recording -- and it wears its legendary status very well indeed. The bonus tracks are winners, too. In those days country records ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The remastered, expanded edition of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson's 1982 classic, Pancho & Lefty, was well worth the wait. First, there's the sound. In the title cut, there are voices and guitars listeners have never heard before either on LP or CD. There are stunning little surprises like a keyboard or a marimba in "My Mary," or the subtle organ shadings in "Reasons to Quit," or the extra reverb on Hag's electric on "No Reason to Quit." These might seem like audiophile nitpickings to some, but they actually change the way one hears this recording -- and it wears its legendary status very well indeed. The bonus tracks are winners, too. In those days country records only had ten songs on them because the labels didn't want to pay the publishing. "Half a Man" is a slow Nelson waltz written in his trademark style; this is an unissued version of the song minus Hag. It's full of slinky honky tonk pianos, a slowly walking bassline, and a gorgeous Mickey Raphael harmonica solo. "My Own Peculiar Way" is a familiar song to Nelson fans; he's played it in his live sets forever, as it dates from 1965. But this is a completely fleshed-out, reworked version with many surprises instrumentally and vocally. For the price tag, this is ultimately an unbeatable -- and necessary -- item for the country collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998925823
  • Catalog Number: 89258

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Merle Haggard Primary Artist, Guitar, Background Vocals
Willie Nelson Primary Artist, Guitar, Background Vocals
Johnny Gimble Fiddle, Mandolin
Grady Martin Guitar
Bobby Wood Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Gene Chrisman Drums
Johnny Christopher Guitar, Background Vocals
Bobby Emmons Keyboards
Mike Leech Bass
Don Markham Saxophone
Chips Moman Guitar
Lewis Talley Guitar
Reggie Young Guitar
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Merle Haggard Composer, Producer
Willie Nelson Composer, Producer
Stuart Hamblen Composer
Jesse Ashlock Composer
Smiley Burnette Composer
David Cherry Engineer
Gregg Geller Reissue Producer
Larry Greenhill Engineer
Chips Moman Producer, Engineer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
L. Williams Composer
Leona Williams Composer
Rich Kienzle Essay
Andy Engel Photo Illustration
Dean Holloway Composer
Ron Larson Photo Illustration
D. Holloway Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hope there is more still to come

    I cant express how much I love this project. I know this was reissued, remastered for Willie's 70th birthday, but I am just glad to see Hagg with something remastered. The sound is awesome to say the least. Hope to see Seashores of Old Mexico coming soon

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