Label: Epic - FET 37958 • Format: Cassette • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Inboth artists were at the top of their game, Haggard just having released a great comeback album in Big Cityand Nelson in the midst of a creative and commercial peak. The centerpiece of the album is the title track. Penned by Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandtthe ballad of two renegades and the respect they earned from the law is the perfect vehicle for Haggard and Nelsonboth of whom managed to achieve legendary status in spite of being outsiders to the Nashville establishment.
The song's production enhances its power; it is polished without becoming slick note Nelson 's double-tracked guitar soloand there's power Louie Lepke* - You See Me reserve -- in the wrong hands, this could easily have become a bombastic, over the top performance.
Nothing else on the album comes close to the majesty of "Pancho and Lefty. The other songs are all relaxed ruminations on life, from the joys of taking it easy on the throwaway "It's My Lazy Day" to the pain of love lost on Nelson 's chestnut "Half a Man. The sequence of "Reasons to Quit" and "No Reasons To Quit - Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson - Poncho & Lefty to Quit" is Reasons To Quit - Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson - Poncho & Lefty inspired bit of programming, both honky tonk songs of the first rank.
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Pancho and Lefty. Townes Van Zandt. It's My Lazy Day. Smiley Burnette. My Mary. Half a Man. Willie Nelson. Reasons to Quit. Merle Haggard. No Reason to Quit. Dean Holloway. Still Water Runs the Deepest. Jesse Ashlock. My Life's Been a Pleasure. All the Soft Places to Fall. Leona Williams. Opportunity to Cry. Pancho and Lefty Townes Van Zandt. Spotify Amazon. Half a Man Willie WEEd swAt - Various - Shit Noise 100. Reasons to Quit Merle Haggard.
No Reason to Quit Dean Holloway. Opportunity to Cry Willie Nelson.
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