Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard - Live From Austin TX (2006/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Merle Haggard - Live From Austin TX (2006/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 45:51 minutes | 493 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Merle Haggard's October 1985 show had him picking a decent mix of signature hits with other equally well-crafted material. And while he's basically mute between songs, it's the music that Haggard shone on time after time. Throughout it all, Haggard seems to be right at home delivering what could be called a country kind of soul, particularly on the tender, heartbreaking and honest "What Am I Gonna Do (With the Rest of My Life)". Starting slow and then picking things up just a hair in terms of the tempo, Haggard's electric guitar polishes off some nice licks, not playing up a storm but saying a lot with a little.
Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:06 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Although Merle Haggard's early hits are widely available on a number of anthologies, for years his original albums have been out of print. Koch Records has begun to rectify this situation by rereleasing a number of Haggard's early Capitol albums. All are worth owning, but the best of them, „Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down“, may be the best place to start. Haggard's early albums bear the mark of an artist working out his public persona. He did not arrive as a fully formed star; even after his first hits, it took him a while to find his niche as the voice of blue-collar down-and-outers.

Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 23, 2017
Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)

Merle Haggard - The Country Sound Of (2017)
Country, Western Swing | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:56:06 | 265 MB
Label: Not Now Music

Until his death in 2016, Merle Haggard was hailed right across the musical spectrum, from rednecks to punk rockers. With 22 years old, he was among the audience at Johnny Cash’s legendary 1960 concert at San Quentin prison, as he was serving time for a botched break-in. But seeing the Man in Black that night, inspired Merle to make music, not crime, his career - and even the swiftest glance at the forty songs on this collection will confirm that he made the right choice.

Merle Haggard - The Ultimate Collection (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 6, 2017
Merle Haggard - The Ultimate Collection (2017)

Merle Haggard - The Ultimate Collection (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 328 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 MB | 01:07:34
Country | Label: Platinum Music Ireland

He has the voice of a survivor, one who by the age of thirty had endured poverty, troubled youth and hard time in one of California's toughest prisons. In the late `60's, a time when far too many Nashville Country records were smothered in full orchestras and choirs to attract adult pop audiences, Merle Haggard helped jerk the music back to its senses.
Merle Haggard And Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty (1982/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Merle Haggard And Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty (1982/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:33 minutes | 665 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Pancho & Lefty, their first album together, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson managed a rare feat: an album by two legends that lives up to, and at one point exceeds, expectations. In 1982, both artists were at the top of their game, Haggard just having released a great comeback album in Big City, and Nelson in the midst of a creative and commercial peak. The centerpiece of the album is the title track. Penned by Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, the ballad of two renegades and the respect they earned from the law is the perfect vehicle for Haggard and Nelson, both of whom managed to achieve legendary status in spite of being outsiders to the Nashville establishment.
Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}

Merle Haggard - Hag: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 - Concepts, Live & The Strangers (2008) {6CD Set Bear Family Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.78 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.00 Gb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1968-76, 2008 Capitol / EMI / Bear Family Records | BCD 16782 FK
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Honky Tonk / Folk Rock / Progressive Country / Traditional Country / Western Swing Revival

Twelve years after they released their first Merle Haggard box, The Untamed Hawk, Bear Family delivered the sequel, Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969-1976. This picks up where The Untamed Hawk left off, which is more of a musical dividing point than it initially seems. If The Untamed Hawk caught Haggard as he was reaching full flight, Hag captures him in his prime, as every single he released reached the Country Top Ten – often capturing the number one slot – and as he sometimes crossed over into the pop Top 40. Hag was without a doubt the biggest star in country music but the remarkable thing about his reign at the top was that he never played it safe.
Merle Haggard - Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969 - 1976 (2007) {6CD Bear Family Records BCD 16749}

Merle Haggard - Hag: The Studio Recordings 1969 - 1976 (2007) {6CD Bear Family Records BCD 16749}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.98 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.06 Gb | Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 Bear Family Records | BCD 16749
Country / Bakersfield Sound / Honky Tonk / Folk Rock / Progressive Country / Traditional Country / Western Swing Revival

Merle Haggard, RIP. In Memoriam. Merle Haggard, an icon of American music, died at his home in California on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. It was the singer, songwriter, and musician’s 79th birthday. In 2008 he battled lung cancer, and was hospitalized in December 2015 with double pneumonia. Haggard returned to the stage soon after, but was sidelined again in February due to continuing health concerns. “A week ago Dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday,” Merle’s son and lead guitarist, Ben, revealed the day his father died, “and he wasn’t wrong.”
Merle Haggard - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard (2006) [Capitol 09463 62704 2 5]

Merle Haggard - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard (2006) [Capitol 09463 62704 2 5]
Country | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC (Tracks) with Log+Cue+Covers -> 498MB | Nitroflare/1Fichier

There are perhaps as many as a hundred Merle Haggard compilations out there on labels obscure and well-known. Most of them are crap because they present too few of the great songwriter's works and/or do so in a dodgy manner. Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard, issued by Capitol, isn't one of them. In fact, it just may be the best single-disc representation of the man's music out there. It's true: Capitol released the vast majority of the songs that established Haggard as the true poet of the working man and for starters here, there are 26 cuts on this set. The majority of them come from Capitol of course, but they also chart Haggard's singles on labels like MCA and Epic, as well as his later independent material all the way down to his duet with Toby Keith on "She Ain't Hooked on Me No More" from 2005. The sound is phenomenal, and so is the package, with two sets of liner notes by the venerable Joel Selvin and Haggard's Capitol producer Ken Nelson. All the hits are here, and yeah, the two legendary redneck stompers, "Okie from Muskogee" and "Fightin' Side of Me" are here too because they had to be, but so is "Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde." This is sure to turn anyone who is curious into a Haggard fan. And for those who have everything, this is just a killer mix. Highly recommended.

Merle Haggard - Down Every Road (1996) [4CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by plonker at Jan. 17, 2011
Merle Haggard - Down Every Road (1996) [4CD Box Set]

Merle Haggard - Down Every Road (1996) [4CD Box Set]
Country | EAC rip | FLAC: tracks+CUE+EAC/log -> 1,63 GB | mp3@VBR V0 (240kbps) -> 511 MB
285:27 min | covers | RAR inc. 3% recovery | DF, UL & FF | Capitol CDP 35711

Merle Haggard: The Running Kind [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at March 21, 2017
Merle Haggard: The Running Kind [Repost]

Merle Haggard: The Running Kind by David Cantwell
English | 15 Sept. 2013 | ISBN: 0292717717 | 294 Pages | PDF | 9 MB