CD Sing Me Back Home: Greatest Hits [Golden Stars] [Box] (CD 1238434),
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Sing Me Back Home: Greatest Hits [Golden Stars] [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Swinging Doors
    2. Bottle Let Me Down, The
    3. I'm a Lonesome Fugitive (The Fugitive)
    4. Branded Man
    5. I Threw Away the Rose
    6. Sing Me Back Home
    7. Mama Tried
    8. Silver Wings
    9. I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am
    10. Okie from Muskogee
    11. Carolyn
    12. It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
    0. DISC 2:
    1. If We Make It Through December
    2. Everybody's Had the Blues
    3. Holding Things Together
    4. Kentucky Gambler
    5. Always Wanting You
    6. It's All in the Movies
    7. Ramblin' Fever
    8. From the Graceland to the Promised Land
    9. I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall
    10. It's Been a Great Afternoon
    11. Misery and Gin
    12. I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
    0. DISC 3:
    1. (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
    2. Please Mr. D.J.
    3. Sam Hill
    4. You Don't Have Far to Go
    5. Just Between the Two of Us
    6. Slowly But Surely
    7. Sing a Sad Song
    8. You Don't Even Try
    9. Singing' My Heart Out
    10. Skid Row
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5371

  • Credits

    Thirty-four of the best and most popular songs from legendary "outlaw" country singer Merle Haggard are included here.
    Import exclusive.
    Personnel: Merle Haggard (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Owens (vocals).
    There are dozens, if not a hundred Merle Haggard compilations out there, and most of them aren't worth spit. This one, however, on Golden Stars, a budget-priced three disc collection that covers his Capitol and MCA periods, is the one to snag for those who can't afford the big whopper Rhino set issued in the 1990s entitled DOWN EVERY ROAD. It contains every hit single and B-side, as well as a slew of duet tracks with Bonnie Owens. While it's true that the Epic-era hits are missing, they can easily be had on Legacy's ESSENTIAL MERLE HAGGARD collection. The sound here is as good as the Rhino collection, and while it's not in the same long-box format, isn't four discs and isn't accompanied by a big booklet with a definitive biographical essay, what's here is more than sufficient. Along with hits like "Sing Me Back Home," "Mama Tried," and "Tonight, The Bottle Let Me Down," are wonderful MCA-era songs such as "Ramblin' Fever," "It's Been A Great Afternoon," and "Misery And Gin," about the only cut from this part of Hag's career that's missing is the classic honky tonk anthem "Back To The Barrooms," but that's a minor complaint. For the money, this collection is unbeatable.

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