Music of Merle Haggard: The Epic Years

The Music of Merle Haggard: The Epic Years

by Merle Haggard
     
 
When Merle Haggard signed with Epic Records in 1981 he was a bona fide country star, if not quite an icon yet (that would happen in the 1990s when his influence was everywhere with country's new stars -- although he would no longer see much chart success in country's contemporary incarnation). The key thing for Haggard with Epic was that he was given permission to

Overview

When Merle Haggard signed with Epic Records in 1981 he was a bona fide country star, if not quite an icon yet (that would happen in the 1990s when his influence was everywhere with country's new stars -- although he would no longer see much chart success in country's contemporary incarnation). The key thing for Haggard with Epic was that he was given permission to produce his own records, which led to leaner and more stripped-down tracks, and the 1980s found him at a creative peak, even if the hits were starting to slow down. This three-disc set surveys his Epic years and includes classics like Haggard's duet with George Jones on "Yesterday's Wine" from 1982 and a duet with Willie Nelson on Townes Van Zant's "Pancho and Lefty" from 1985. This collection is a great way to hear how Haggard himself preferred to present his songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0886977609527
catalogNumber:
776095

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Man From Another Time
  2. My Mary
  3. It's All in the Game
  4. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  5. Nobody's Darlin' But Mine
  6. Blue Yodel No. 2
  7. Trouble in Mind
  8. The Old Watermill
  9. Big Butter and Egg Man
  10. Pennies From Heaven
  11. Thank Heaven for Little Girls
  12. There, I've Said It Again
  13. This Cold War With You
  14. Making Believe
  15. That's the Way Love Goes

Disc 2

  1. Good Old American Guest
  2. Big City
  3. Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
  4. My Favorite Memory
  5. I Always Get Lucky With You
  6. Going Where the Lonely Go
  7. What Am I Gonna Do (With the Rest of My Life)
  8. Someday When Things Are Good
  9. Shopping for Dresses
  10. Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room
  11. I Had a Beautiful Time
  12. Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star
  13. Kern River
  14. Chill Factor
  15. This Song is Mine

Disc 3

  1. Pancho and Lefty
  2. Yesterday's Wine
  3. I Can't Hold Myself in Line
  4. Reasons to Quit
  5. A Place to Fall Apart
  6. Little Hotel Room
  7. Jimmy the Broom
  8. C.C. Waterback
  9. Carolyn
  10. Why Do I Have to Choose
  11. Must've Been Drunk
  12. Natural High
  13. Turnin' Off a Memory
  14. I Won't Give Up My Train
  15. Silver Wings

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Merle Haggard   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer,Producer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Producer
Grady Martin   Producer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Ray Baker   Producer
J. Davis   Composer
Chips Moman   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ken Suesov   Producer
Lewis Talley   Producer
L. Williams   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Producer
Mike Kull   Tape Research
Rob Carter   Art Direction
R. Evans   Composer
Traditional   Composer
R.M. Jones   Composer
F. Tillman   Composer
t. van zandt   Composer
A. Johnston   Composer
A. J. Lerner   Composer
M. D. Barnes   Composer
D. Holloway   Composer
L. Armstrong   Composer
J. Rodgers   Composer
Ron "Snake" Reynolds   Producer
Sanger D. Shafer   Composer

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