The ten tracks that make up Merle Haggard's Greatest Hits [Laserlight] should be avoided, as these are re-recorded versions of his classic songs. The disappointment isn't with Haggard's voice as much as the need to revamp his back catalog! If you're looking for his original Capitol recordings of "Okie from Muskogee," "Workin' Man Blues," "Sing Me Back Home," "Branded Man," and "Carolyn," pick up Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology (1963-1977) on Razor & Tie.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell