Merle Haggard

The Fugitive

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While the actual performances on The Fugitive by Merle Haggard aren't bad, the live set doesn't list any of the concert dates nor does it consistently feature full-length songs! Eight of these 12 tunes clock in under 2:00, many sounding as if they were taken from medleys: 45 seconds of "I'm Movin On," 56 seconds of "Orange Blossom Special," and "Love Is Gonna Live Here Again" combined with the instrumental "Blue Rock" clocks in at a whopping 1:06. The grand total playing time is a ridiculous 20:41! It's a shame that the folks at Prism Leasure didn't think it important enough to list track times anywhere on the sleeve so consumers knew what they were getting. If you want live Hag, the ultimate disc is still 1969's Okie From Muskogee (Capitol).

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