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Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966) [2013] [HDtracks]

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Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966) [2013] [HDtracks]Artist: Merle Haggard and The Strangers
Title Of Album: Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down
Year Of Release: 2013 (1966-10-03)
Label: Capitol Nashville
Country: USA
Genre: Country, Traditional Country, Bakersfield Sound
Quality: FLAC (tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit/96kHz]
Time: 30:06
Full Size: 718,52 Mb

Swinging Doors is the second studio album by country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1966 on Capitol Records. It is sometimes called Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down. In April 1966, Haggard traveled to Nashville to record for the first time with disappointing results. "Seemed like there was a period where I was paddlin' around in the water tryin' to do something and it just wouldn't work," Haggard recalls in the American Masters episode about his life, "and a lot of hair pullin' tryin' to figure out what I was doing wrong and what I could do right in order to make it work. And all of a sudden it just started workin'." Focusing on the sharper edges that had made "Swinging Doors" a Top 5 hit, Haggard returned to the studio in late June 1966 and cut "The Bottle Let Me Down," which would peak at number 3, his biggest hit up to that point. Haggard's new recordings largely centered on Roy Nichols's Telecaster, Ralph Mooney's steel guitar, and the harmony vocals provided by Bonnie Owens. As Owens recalled to Daniel Cooper in the liner notes to the Haggard box set Down Every Road, "The only person that either of us knew that had any success at all—that we knew personally—was Buck Owens. And so...we had to kind of pattern most everything from what Buck would talk to us about... Certain things, like...'The Bottle Let Me Down.' 'Tonight the bottle'—and he says 'let me down.' We were accenting what he's saying by himself... The only reason for harmony is to accent... Buck always taught me that." Haggard and producer Ken Nelson also began employing session players like James Burton and Glen Campbell (who both played on "The Bottle Let Me Down") to help flesh out the tunes. During a marathon session on August 1, Haggard recorded "I'll Look Over You" and the Tommy Collins composition "High on a Hilltop," which had been inspired by the foul language used by the waitresses at the Blackboard Cafe, a club where both Collins and Haggard had played.[citation needed] Liz Anderson, who had composed Haggard's first Top 10 hit "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers," penned "This Town's Not Big Enough" but the majority of the songs were written by Haggard, who was becoming a prolific songwriter.


Photography – Capitol Photo Studio
Photography By – Ken Veeder
Producer – Fuzzy Owen, Ken Nelson
Written-By – Merle Haggard (tracks: 1-7, 9, 12)

Release of the album: 1966, October, 3 [LP Capitol Records, Cat.# T-2585, USA]
Release of this HDtracks edition: 2013 [Label: Capitol Nashville]
(p)(c) 1966 Capitol Records Nashville.


01. Swinging Doors (02:52)
02. If I Could Be Him (02:53)
03. The Longer You Wait (02:21)
04. I'll Look Over You (02:09)
05. I Can't Stand Me (02:17)
06. The Girl Turned Ripe (02:18)
07. The Bottle Let Me Down (02:47)
08. No More You And Me (02:19)
09. Someone Else You've Known (02:07)
10. High On A Hilltop (02:59)
11. This Town's Not Big Enough (02:40)
12. Shade Tree (Fix-It Man) (02:23)

Merle Haggard and The Strangers - Swinging Doors And The Bottle Let Me Down (1966) [2013] [HDtracks]


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