Merle Haggard Swinging Doors on 180g LP
Mastered for Vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering!
The word “legend” usually makes an appearance at some point when discussing Merle Haggard. It’s an acknowledgment of his artistry and his standing as “the poet of the common man.” It’s a tribute to his incredible commercial success and to the lasting mark he has made, not just on country music, but on American music as a whole.
Merle Haggard's career broke wide open in 1966 with the #1 country album Swinging Doors and its two hit singles "Swinging Doors" and "The Bottle Let Me Down." Comprised of ten Haggard originals and covers of Tommy Collins' "High On A Hilltop" and the Liz Anderson/Donna Austin penned "This Town's Not Big Enough," Swinging Doors not only served as both an artistic and commercial breakthrough in the burgeoning country icon's young career, but also an integral musical blueprint for future releases!
Mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering and packaged in true-to-original LP sleeves with restored artwork.
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors Track Listing:
1. Swinging Doors
2. If I Could Be Him
3. The Longer You Wait
4. I'll Look You Over
5. I Can't Stand Me
6. That Girl Turned Ripe
7. The Bottle Let Me Down
8. No More You And Me
9. Somebody Else You've Known
10. High On A Hilltop
11. This Town's Not Big Enough
12. Shade Tree (Fix-It Man)