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40 Greatest Hits (Rerecorded Version)

Merle Haggard

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Customer Reviews

Poor Audio

Great to have all these songs at such a low price BUT the recording levels on this CD are pretty bad. There is a lot of clipping (particularly on the left side for some reason). I've checked many other albums that I own to make sure it wasn't my speakers, but this is the only album that has the issue.

40 Greatest Hits of Merle Haggard

Finding 40 of Merle's music- most were hits - in one buy is simply put outstanding. Sure, not all were from his original cuts but this collection are all sung by the Great Merle Haggard himself. If you're a fan, you'll catch yourself crying as you remember your Momma as Merle sing's of his. No one most of us have ever heard in our lives have the heart and soul Merle Haggard put into his music and shared with such a unique voice.

1 star only because these are not original versions.

5 stars for Merle's originals versions of these songs. 1 star for this 40 Greatest Hits package because these are not the originals. I completely agree with the reviewer DevinM. I too, am quite concerned that younger people wanting to discover Merle, will not know the difference. Attention… if you are a new Merle fan, please do yourself a favor and do not start here. Seek out the original versions. So much better. Buy his records that were on Capitol, MCA, Epic, or any from his own Hag label.

Biography

Born: April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As a performer and a songwriter, Merle Haggard was the most important country artist to emerge in the 1960s, and he became one of the leading figures of the Bakersfield country scene in the '60s. While his music remained hardcore country, he pushed the boundaries of the music quite far. Like his idol, Bob Wills, his music was a melting pot that drew from all forms of traditional American music — country, jazz, blues, and folk — and in the process, developed a distinctive style of his...
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