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||Chill Factor||Merle Haggard||3:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star||Merle Haggard||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Man from Another Time||Merle Haggard||2:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Never Touch at All||Merle Haggard||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Babe||Merle Haggard||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thanking the Good Lord||Merle Haggard||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||After Dark||Merle Haggard||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||1929||Merle Haggard||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thirty Again||Merle Haggard||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Don't Have Any Love Around||Merle Haggard||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||More Than This Old Heart Can Take||Merle Haggard||2:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Compared to Kern River, Chill Factor is streamlined, constructed primarily of originals and given a clean, gleaming production designed with the radio in mind. In the case of the sweetly swinging “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star,” it took him all the way to the top of the charts — the last time he’d achieve such a peak in his long career — and it’s a deserving final number one hit, bearing enough of a trace of Western swing to be of a piece with his classic hits, yet given an unmistakably modern spin. All of Chill Factor has this serene, clean production — even when the tempo starts to kick upward, things stay reserved (in the case of “You Babe,” it threatens to mummify the performance but this is a one-time stumble) — and while this sound dates the album somewhat, it’s also easy to hear beyond it, to recognize that this is one of Haggard’s strongest collection of songs of the ‘80s, a record where he remains a peerless craftsman and has yet to succumb completely to the streak of bitter nostalgia that sometimes tainted his records of the ‘90s. Here, he’s clear-eyed and perceptive, sometimes pining for the past, but decidedly alive in the present.
A Merle Haggard Classic !!
Amazing to find Merle Haggard's Chill Factor on iTunes. Chill came out at the birth of the CD age and saw a limited run on CD before going out of print. Hag's works from the 80s are often underated and overlooked, but are among his best.
Chill Factor Warms My Heart
Been looking for this album to help complete my Hag collection. Great songs and I always wondered why Twinkle Twinkle was the only hit? This set really shows his versatility and great group of musicians in the band. A great addition to any country collection!!
One of this best!
I have to confess that I came to Merle in the 80's when he was supposed to be after his prime. I think Big City is his altime best and that is from the 80's. I also love that's the way Love goes and that too is from the 80's. I say that because I may be a little baised. But I think Chill Factor is really up there too. And Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star is my all time favorite Haggard songs. Chill Factor is a great song too. The entire album is worth a listen. If you are even thinking about getting something from Haggard then you got to get this one. I love it.
Born: April 6, 1937 in Oildale, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s