Editors’ Notes 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.

SONG
(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers (Re-Recorded)
1
2:33
 
I'm a Lonesome Fugitive (Re-Recorded)
2
3:11
 
The Bottle Let Me Down (Re-Recorded)
3
2:45
 
Branded Man (Re-Recorded)
4
3:12
 
I Threw Away the Rose (Re-Recorded)
5
3:07
 
Sing Me Back Home (Re-Recorded)
6
2:53
 
Mama Tried (Re-Recorded)
7
2:12
 
The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde (Re-Recorded)
8
2:07
 
Hungry Eyes (Re-Recorded)
9
3:39
 
Take a Lot of Pride In What I Am (Re-Recorded)
10
2:43
 
Okie from Muskogee (Re-Recorded)
11
2:44
 
Workin' Man Blues (Re-Recorded)
12
2:45
 
The Fightin' Side of Me (Re-Recorded)
13
2:53
 
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) [Re-Recorded]
14
3:42
 
Someday We'll Look Back (Re-Recorded)
15
2:22
 
Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia (Re-Recorded)
16
3:52
 
The Farmer's Daughter (Re-Recorded)
17
2:58
 
Carolyn (Re-Recorded)
18
2:37
 
If It's Wrong to Love You (Re-Recorded)
19
3:16
 
It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) [Re-Recorded]
20
3:35
 
Turnin' Off a Memory (Re-Recorded)
1
2:39
 
Everybody's Had the Blues (Re-Recorded)
2
2:45
 
If We Make It Through December (Re-Recorded)
3
2:46
 
The Emptiest Arms In the World (Re-Recorded)
4
2:51
 
Holding Things Together (Re-Recorded)
5
2:59
 
Kentucky Gambler (Re-Recorded)
6
2:55
 
Old Man from the Mountain (Re-Recorded)
7
2:25
 
Things Aren't Funny Anymore (Re-Recorded)
8
2:42
 
It Makes No Difference Now (Re-Recorded)
9
4:04
 
Always Wanting You (Re-Recorded)
10
3:08
 
It's All In the Movies (Re-Recorded)
11
3:30
 
Cherokee Maiden (Re-Recorded)
12
3:00
 
Shackles and Chains (Re-Recorded)
13
2:27
 
The Roots of My Raising (Re-Recorded)
14
2:46
 
From Graceland to the Promised Land (Re-Recorded)
15
2:37
 
I'm Always On a Mountain When I Fall (Re-Recorded)
16
2:44
 
It's Been a Great Afternoon (Re-Recorded)
17
2:45
 
Misery and Gin (Re-Recorded)
18
2:54
 
The Way I Am (Re-Recorded)
19
2:58
 
I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink (Re-Recorded)
20
3:55
 

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