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Strangers & Swinging Doors
Genres: Country, Pop
Two of the country legend's complete albums for Capitol together on one disc: 1965's 'Strangers' and the following year's 'Swinging Doors'. A combined total of 24 tracks, all digitally remastered. Also features the origina... more »
Two of the country legend's complete albums for Capitol together on one disc: 1965's 'Strangers' and the following year's 'Swinging Doors'. A combined total of 24 tracks, all digitally remastered. Also features the original cover art of each. 1998 EMI release.
Two great early Merle albums on one CD
James Ball | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After being a fan of Merle Haggard just from listening to one of his Greatest Hits albums, and with 'The bottle let me down' being possibly my favourite of his songs, I was expecting to like this CD. But it blew me away.The quality of the songs was as good as I hoped - '(My friends are going to be) Strangers', 'Longer you wait', 'Swinging Doors', an excellent cover of Ernest Tubb's 'Walking the floor over you' and many more - but what really got me was the SOUND of the record. The band are really on the money, particularly on the 'Swinging Doors' half of the CD which features the great James Burton on guitar. Irresistible guitar licks, and there's a definite swing to the sound. I'd have loved to have seen Merle and the band down my local honky tonk around this time (if they had honky tonks in Stockport, which they didn't).I was expecting these albums to have a few good tracks and a lot of filler, but I was very pleasantly surprised - it's pretty much all good. Now I'm off to get the other four dozen or so albums he's put out."