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Down Every Road [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Skid Row
    2. Sing a Sad Song
    3. You Don't Even Try
    4. Sam Hill
    5. (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
    6. Just Between the Two of Us
    7. If I Had Left It Up to You
    8. I'm Gonna Break Every Heart I Can
    9. Swinging Doors
    10. Bottle Let Me Down, The
    11. High on a Hilltop
    12. I'll Look Over You
    13. Fugitive, The
    14. House of Memories
    15. All of Me Belongs to You
    16. Mary's Mine
    17. Someone Told My Story
    18. Go Home
    19. Whatever Happened to Me
    20. Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive
    21. I Threw Away the Rose
    22. Branded Man
    23. You Don't Have Very Far to Go
    24. Somewhere Between
    25. Sing Me Back Home
    26. Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp, The
    27. Seeing Eye Dog
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Legend of Bonnie and Clyde, The
    2. I Started Loving You Again
    3. Is This the Beginning of the End?
    4. I'll Always Know
    5. Mama Tried
    6. In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
    7. Teach Me to Forget
    8. I'm Looking for My Mind - (previously unreleased)
    9. Day the Rains Came, The
    10. California Blues
    11. I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am
    12. I'm Bringin' Home Good News
    13. I Can't Hold Myself in Line
    14. It Meant Goodbye to Me When You Said Hello to Him
    15. Hungry Eyes
    16. Silver Wings
    17. Waiting for a Train
    18. Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel (Women Make a Fool Out of Me)
    19. California Cottonfields
    20. White Line Fever - (previously unreleased)
    21. Workin' Man Blues
    22. Okie from Muskogee
    23. I Can't Stop Loving You - (previously unreleased)
    24. Huntsville
    25. Irma Jackson
    26. Fightin' Side of Me, The
    27. I'll Be a Hero (When I Strike) - (previously unreleased)
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Right or Wrong
    2. Trouble in Mind - (previously unreleased)
    3. Stay a Little Longer
    4. Farmer's Daughter, The
    5. Tulare Dust
    6. Carolyn
    7. Someday We'll Look Back
    8. Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
    9. Grandma Harp
    10. It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
    11. I Wonder If They Ever Think of Me
    12. If We Make It Through December
    13. Emptiest Arms in the World, The
    14. Everybody's Had the Blues - (previously unreleased)
    15. Things Aren't Funny Anymore
    16. Honky Tonk Night Time Man
    17. Holding Things Together
    18. Here in Frisco
    19. Kentucky Gambler
    20. Always Wanting You
    21. Living With the Shades Pulled Down
    22. Running Kind, The
    23. It's All in the Movies
    24. Way It Was in '51, The
    25. I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)
    26. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana
    0. DISC 4:
    1. If We're Not Back in Love by Monday
    2. Ramblin' Fever
    3. It's Been a Great Afternoon
    4. Red Bandana
    5. Footlights
    6. My Own Kind of Hat
    7. Misery and Gin
    8. Leonard
    9. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
    10. Rainbow Stew
    11. Big City
    12. Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
    13. You Take Me for Granted
    14. Pancho and Lefty
    15. That's the Way Love Goes
    16. Someday When Things Are Good
    17. Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room
    18. Kern River
    19. Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Star
    20. In My Next Life
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 35711

  • Credits
    ProducerChips Moman; Earl Ball; Rick Rankin; Grady Martin; Jimmy Bowen; Ken Nelson; Ken Suesov; Lewis Talley; Merle Haggard; Ray Baker; Willie Nelson; Chris Skinker (Compilation); Daniel Cooper (Compilation)
    Engineer

    DOWN EVERY ROAD covers Merle Haggard's entire career, culling material from the vaults of Capitol, MCA, Curb and Sony Records.
    Personnel includes: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson.
    Recorded between 1962 and 1994. Includes liner notes by Daniel Cooper.
    Recording information: Anaheim, CA (1962-1993); Bakersfield, CA (1962-1993); Hollywood, CA (1962-1993); Las Vegas, NV (1962-1993); Los Angeles, CA (1962-1993); Muskogee, OK (1962-1993); Nashville, TN (1962-1993); New Orleans, LA (1962-1993); Palo Cedro, CA (1962-1993).
    Director: John Johnson .
    Photographers: Robert Wortham; Howard Risk; Norman Seeff; Roy Robinson; Brad Benedict.
    Country music has had a long and proud tradition of outlaws and hard men, but Merle Haggard is in a class by himself. A singer-songwriter regularly capable of heartbreaking emotional honesty, Haggard has also maintained an aura of danger, as if he'd be just as happy to punch your face in as to buy you a beer. The essential four-disc box set, DOWN EVERY ROAD 1962-1994, is a perfect overview of both sides of Hag's personality. Its 100 songs are spread over four solid discs, without an ounce of fat. Signature tunes like "Mama Tried" and the perpetually misunderstood "Okie From Muskogee" (a much more sardonic song than its reputation suggests) sit next to equally fine but lesser-known material from Haggard's later career, when the urban cowboy scene and the rock-oriented dilution of modern country music had unfairly turned him into a niche artist. EMI wisely licensed material from all of Haggard's various labels, making this the only truly comprehensive box set of the Bakersfield legend's work.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (5/2/96, p.54) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...offers the wide-angle view that the singer has long deserved...a rich portrait of one of America's most important and often misunderstood musical figures..."
    Entertainment Weekly (4/5/96, p.81) - "...Not even his hero Lefty Frizzell produced a body of work this influential or satisfying." - Rating: A
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