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Album Review

Haggard appears here in the midst of what he admitted was a mid-life crisis. That's no reason to dismiss this record, however, as crisis introspection served him well. Possibly the best of his MCA albums, it includes "Red Bandana," "My Own Kind of a Hat," and a brooding meditation on the emptiness of stardom called "Footlights."

Customer Reviews

Haggard at his best

This is one Merle Haggard album you can't find afford to dismiss. Great tunes and soulful lyrics from one of country music's greats. Bought this as an 8-track in the summer of '79 and we wore it out playing it during a week spent at Pensacola Beach. "Red Bandana" was our favorite with "Driftwood" a close second. One of those top five country albums if-you-were-stranded-on-a-beach. I'm glad iTunes has it 'cause it's headed for my iPod.


I too liked the song "Driftwood", and can't recall seeing it on any of the other albums! I also like Heaven Was a Drink of Wine.... and don't recall it on any of the other albums either, though I may have overlooked it.


Born: April 6, 1937 in Oildale, 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. 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 own. As a performer, singer,...
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