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VOL № CW004 — June 2021

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" Merle Haggard started running before he was 10, around when his father died, and basically didn’t stop till he left his mortal coil, age 79. He spent, give or take, close to 70 years in various stages of lighting out of town, of barnstorming, of riding the rails, of killing them and leaving. You know that 10,000 hours thing? Merle put in more than his 10,000 hours on the run. As such, with the exception of Jack Kerouac, Merle Haggard was the poet laureate of the road, that symbol of endless possibility, endless adventure, and endless strife. Merle’s songbook is a testament to that running, the feeling like you just escaped some trap, the feeling that you don’t know what’s next, but you know goddamn well it’s not behind you. He’d later become famous as a voice of the so-called Silent M...
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Release Type
1 lp
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Boxcar Rust
Reverse Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Sterling Sound
Mastering Engineer
Ryan Smith
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut from the Original Mono Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound; Plated at QRP
Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
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