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Pancho & Lefty
Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson
Pancho & Lefty
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Duets are tricky, especially when the two people in question are headliners not used to subverting to another. But these two country veterans put together this collection with a love for the music and let their egos get ch...  more »

      
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All Artists: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson
Title: Pancho & Lefty
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Western Swing
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074643795821, 5099751225928

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Duets are tricky, especially when the two people in question are headliners not used to subverting to another. But these two country veterans put together this collection with a love for the music and let their egos get checked at the door. Haggard has always had strong presence, but here he tones down his authority a tad to allow for Nelson's reedy croon to penetrate. Townes Van Zandt's title track became a hit; the sad sack outlaw tale is perfect for two performers who have spent their careers living outside the law. The production by Haggard, Nelson, and Chips Moman is fairly restrained for 1982 country music productions. --Rob O'Connor

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A fine mix
Eric V. Moye | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Willie Nelson presents quite a paradox to me. His is such a distinctive voice, often plaintive and domineering. How is it that he mixes so damned well with others? He and Merle are a wonderful pairing on "Pancho & Lefty". The songs tell Willie's (and Merle's) kind of stories: they are outlaws, boozers, social outcasts, and lovers of women (maybe all this explains how I can identify with them).The title song is a hoot. The pairing of "Reasons to Quit" and "No Reason to Quit" makes me laugh. Of course, being lovers of women, they have to cry the blues a bit, which is done marvelously in "Half a Man" and "Opportunity to Cry".A group of wonderfully written songs, with few gaps. Added to a couple of seasoned legendary voices makes for a can't miss pick. Country music even us urban types can love."
The CD I can't stop listening to.
lothar@astrosfan.net | Southside Place, TX | 05/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a big fan of both Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson probably makes me a little biased, but I and my friends who don't like country music cannot stop listening to this CD. There is not a single track I don't like. I still listen to it today, 9 months after I bought it. I don't want to go into too much detail, but this CD is the one I'd listen to if I had a front porch to sit on while drinking iced tea on a Sunday evening. The music is all so relaxing. Buy it. You won't regret it."
Its Not Waylon Jennings
Nate Christopher | Eau Claire, WI | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite the fact that SOME uneducated individuals cannot believe that this is a duet by Willie Nelson and MERLE HAGGARD and NOT Waylon Jennings, this is one of the fine works of country music. I grew up listening to this album and sticking it to the old federales just like old Pancho. Merle Haggard at his finest!"