Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2016

Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Someday We´ll Look Back - Rest In Peace!

Merle Haggard, an icon of American music, died at his home in California on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. It was the singer, songwriter, and musician’s 79th birthday. In 2008 he battled lung cancer, and was hospitalized in December 2015 with double pneumonia. Haggard returned to the stage soon after, but was sidelined again in February due to continuing health concerns. “A week ago Dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday,” Merle’s son and lead guitarist, Ben, revealed the day his father died, “and he wasn’t wrong.”
"Someday We'll Look Back" is a terrific early-'70s LP from Merle Haggard, one that showcases not only his exceptional songwriting skills, but also his rich, subtle eclectism. Much of the album is given over to ballads, including both lush, string-laden country-pop crossovers and simple, folky tunes, but there are also hints of twangy Bakersfield honky-tonk and blues, as well as western swing. But what really makes the record so distinctive is the quality of the material. Haggard's original songs - including "Someday We'll Look Back," "Tulare Dust," "I'd Rather Be Gone," "One Sweet Hello" - are uniformly excellent, while he invests considerable emotion into covers of Tommy Collins' "Carolyn," Dallas Frazier and Elizabeth Montgomery's "California Cottonfields," and Roger Miller's "Train of Life." The result is one of the finest albums he ever recorded. 

A1Someday We'll Look Back
A2Train Of Life
A3One Sweet Hello
A4One Row At A Time
A5Big Time Annie's Square
A6I'd Rather Be Gone
B1California Cottonfields
B3Tulare Dust
B5The Only Trouble With Me
Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Someday We´ll Look Back   
(256 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

orangeopera hat gesagt…

A fine introduction to Merle Haggard.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

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