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Hag/ Someday We'll Look Back by Merle Haggard

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 27, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • ASIN: B000E5LFFU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,502 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Todd and In Charge VINE VOICE on October 10, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Hag was Merle's first album of original songs following the meteoric rise he experienced from the success of "Okie." Released in 1971, Hag found Merle straddling the new-found establishment success and anti-hippie sentiment of much of his audience with his naturally tolerant, introspective, egalitarian, and contrarian nature.

Given the rift in America at that time over race relations, poverty, civil rights, and the war in Vietnam, several songs on Hag seem to directly address these issues: the opener, a chilling cover of Ernie Tubbs' "Soldier's Last Letter," updates this classic against the backdrop of Vietnam. Given that we are again involved in a war with dubious meaning foisted upon us by leaders who have been less than candid, this song resonates as if it was written yesterday. "Sidewalks of Chicago" addresses homelessness and poverty, and "The Farmer's Daughter" is about tolerance and respect for others. The poignant "Jesus Take a Hold" asks for Jesus to intervene and help us, given that our leaders have failed us and the country is hopelessly divided.

But the best songs on Hag are the ones where Merle turns inward, and writes of uncertainty, lost love, and whether he can accomplish what his heart really wants. "Shelley's Last Love," a deft and moving love song, finds Merle hitting his stride as a songwriter. "I Can't Be Myself" and "I'm a Good Loser" continue in this vein, as does the heartfelt "I've Done It All." In sum, Hag finds Merle in top form as a singer, songwriter, and performer, it is easily one of his best records.

The follow up, Someday We'll Look Back, is a much looser, more relaxed affair. Filled with fine western swing and easy harmonies, this is Merle's backporch album, enjoyable from start to finish. The band rocks and rolls and Merle is clearly having a good time.

By the time you done listening to this great two-fer, you will, too.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Knapp on January 9, 2007
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Out of all the recently remastered/reissued Merle Haggard twofers, Hag/Someday We'll Look Back is the least characteristically "Bakersfield"-sounding one. It's not really heavy on those wicked steel guitar licks or the go-for-broke background singers that I love so well, but guess what?? It's great anyway! On these two records, Merle really stretches out his songwriting, drawing more from blues, jazz and folk than ever before and crafting the most personal and emotional songs he'd ever done.

The first album, Hag, probably has more of a conservative bent than the second, with the heartfelt "Soldier's Last Letter," the plea "Jesus, Take A Hold," and the tender "Farmer's Daughter." Throughout the album, Hag uses subtle textures (listen to the piano on "Shelly's Winter Love") to convey his subtly powerful songs. "Sidewalks of Chicago is another highlight with its hard living tale. Other highlights are the honky-tonkin' "I'm A Good Loser," the homage-paying yodel in "I Ain't Got Nobody," and the humorous, true-to-life "I've Done it All." Any fan of Merle Haggard knows he really did do it all, working the cotton fields and doing time in jail before becoming one of country music's greatest songwriters.

The second album, Someday We'll Look Back, might be even better than Hag. Like Hag, Someday We'll Look Back reflects subtly on life's hard times (especially with the title track) but it also finds Merle wistfully telling tales from his childhood. "One Row at a Time," "California Cotton Fields" and "Tulare Dust" all reflect a rough but character-building agrarian childhood and a sentimental sympathy for Haggard's hard-working father.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thomas G. Guerin on September 27, 2008
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When I saw that this compilation was out, I couldn't believe my eyes. I had searched for "Someday We'll Look Back" for over 30 years, ever since my father took it to a party and lost it. (It was the only album that he and I both liked). I was unable to find more than a few songs from it here and there. Capitol pulled it from the shelves- I thought for good. All I had were the memories of the heartfelt songs that told the stories of so many folks who traded the midwest for California, and the generations that followed. Not many of us can recall our families much farther back than our grandfathers. War had uprooted us and spread us all over the country, so we don't have a strong storytelling tradition. Merle has preserved those times in his songs. "Hag" is a good collection, but much more traditional and staid than "Someday," relying on themes much more common in country music in those days.
"Someday We'll Look Back" is timeless in the way it explores themes of loneliness, alienation and yet redemption and the hope of happiness down the road. It can almost be considered a concept album similar to Willie Nelson's "Red Headed Stranger's" bleak and dusty, but hopeful world. Roger Miller's "Train of Life" evokes the feeling that so many World War Two veterans felt at the time: "I'm tired of having no future, just livin' on things that I've done, I'm tired of sittin' on the sidetrack, watchin' the main line run." What Springsteen was to cars, Haggard was to trains.
The often covered "California Cottonfields," " One Row at a Time, and "Tulare Dust," are probably the most evocative work that Haggard has done, and could be musical accompniment to "The Grapes of Wrath.
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