Produced by Haggard and his mentors Fuzzy Owen and Lewis Talley, the tracks for Going Where The Lonely Go were recorded during the same two-day marathon Red Full (Mash Remix) - Globalism - Globalism E.P. session that produced the songs for Haggard's previous album Big Lonely Is - Bonnie Nelson - Lonely Is.
Like its predecessor, it peaked at number 3 on the Billboard country albums chart. Haggard composed five of the ten songs on the LP, including the chart topping title track. The album's other 1, " You Take Me For Granted ," was written as a personal statement by Haggard's wife Leona Williams about their foundering marriage, which would end in According to the liner notes for the retrospective Down Every Road written by music journalist Daniel Cooper, she wrote the song while sitting on the bus in Ohiothen played it for Merle in front of several of his friends after Merle had reduced her to tears during a duet session they were recording.
And I said, 'Yes, it is. Haggard was perplexed at his wife's agitation, as he recalls in his autobiography Sing Me Back Home : "I also resented her struggle to establish her own career.
After all, I could offer her a permanent place on the stage with my show. She could even have a segment all Lonely Is - Bonnie Nelson - Lonely Is own. What more could she want? Allmusic critic Thom Jurek stated in his review: "Haggard and The Strangers were one of the tightest and most sophisticated bands in country music, inspired by the elaborate arrangements of Bob Wills ' band, to the point where Haggard's music from this period transcends country music in its Estrella De Plata - El Fary - Enamorando and elegance.
It's a pity this one didn't get the notice it deserved — it's a masterpiece. The Strangers :. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Merle Haggard. Retrieved December Retrieved July 2, Robert Christgau. Rolling Stone. Brumley, Jr. Categories : albums Merle Haggard albums Epic Records albums. Hidden categories: CS1 errors: missing periodical Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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