40 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Re-Recorded Versions)

Merle Haggard

40 Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Re-Recorded Versions)

For an artist like Merle Haggard, who just got better as the years passed, a collection of re-recordings of his best-loved tunes offers an opportunity to hear some of his early hits rendered with the musical maturity and sophistication he developed as he evolved. Honky-tonk staples like "The Bottle Let Me Down" and "Mama Tried" benefit from the gently jazzy lilt the outlaw-country icon eventually added to his sonic tool kit. And the ballads are rendered with an even greater degree of nuance and emotional gravitas.

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