Album · 1984 · 11 Songs. Kern River Merle Haggard. Listen on Apple Music.
Kern River is the fortieth studio album by American recording artist Merle Haggard backed by The Strangers, released in 1985. It reached number 8 on the Billboard country albums chart. The album is best remembered for its title track, which hit the Top 10 in the summer of 1985. The song also played a part in Haggard's souring relationship with his record label.
It became his fifth album to top the Billboard country album charts. It also reached number 66 on the pop albums chart. Hag was Haggard's first album with a majority of original songs in two years, following two tribute albums (to Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills) and two live albums in 1969 and 1970
Complete your Merle Haggard collection. Kern River (LP, Album).
Tracklist: 1. Kern River, 2. Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You, 3. There I’ve Said It Again, 4. You Don’t Love Me Anymore, 5. Natural High, 6. Big Butter And Egg Man, 7. Ridin’ High, 8. There’s Somebody Else On Your Mind, 9. I Wonder Where I’ll Find You At Tonight, 10. There Won’t Be Another Now, 11. The Old Watermill. 2. Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You. 3. There I’ve Said It Again.
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Arriving in 1985, Kern River is a curious mix of Haggard’s dry, spare narratives and nostalgic, big-band throwbacks, a combination that might initially seem to clash, but Hag handles it with an understated ease. If anything, the melancholic undercurrent of Kern River - one of Merle’s best latter-day songs - is a bit deceptive, as the rest of the record never quite manages to convey the same dusty sadness, preferring the sentimental to the stark.
Kern River" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in July 1985 as the only single and title track from his album Kern River The song grimly recounts the story of the singer's girlfriend drowning in the Kern River, California. In the 2013 biography Merle Haggard: The Running Kind writer David Cantwell calls the track "a scary record" that "screamed quiet and startled you alive. YouTube Encyclopedic. Merle Haggard Kern River. Kern River Blues: Haggard's Final Tune. Merle Haggard - Kern River. Merle Haggard 1 "Kern River".
Album by Merle Haggard. Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You. There I've Said It Again. You Don't Love Me Anymore. Big Butter and Egg Man. Ridin' High. There's Somebody Else on Your Mind. I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight. There Won't Be Another Now.
|Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You||3:51|
|There I've Said It Again||2:29|
|You Don't Love Me Anymore||3:01|
|Big Butter And Egg Man||2:24|
|There's Somebody Else On Your Mind||3:00|
|I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight||2:06|
|There Won't Be Another Now||3:19|
|The Old Watermill||2:15|
|FE 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (LP, Album)||Epic||FE 39602||US||1985|
|FEA 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (8-Trk, Album, Club, Col)||Epic||FEA 39602||US||1985|
|EK 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (CD, Album)||Epic||EK 39602||US||1985|
|PET 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (Cass, Album)||Epic||PET 39602||US||1985|
|FET-39602, FET 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (Cass, Album, CrO)||Epic, Epic||FET-39602, FET 39602||Canada||1985|
|EPC 26432||Merle Haggard||Kern River (LP)||Epic||EPC 26432||UK||1985|
|FE 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (LP, Album)||Epic||FE 39602||Canada||1985|
|PE 39602||Merle Haggard||Kern River (LP, Album, RE)||Epic||PE 39602||US||Unknown|
Tracklist Hide Credits
Written-By – M. Haggard*
|B||The Old Watermill
Arranged By – B. H. Harris
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
- Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
- Producer – Merle Haggard, Ray Baker, Ron "Snake" Reynolds*
NotesFrom the Epic LP: "Kern River" FE 39602.
different label font than Merle Haggard - Kern River / The Old Watermill
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7464-05426-7
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ZSS 172119
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ZSS 172120
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): ZSS-172119-1D D GI
- Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): ZSS-172120-1D GI
|34-05426||Merle Haggard||Kern River / The Old Watermill (7")||Epic||34-05426||US||1986|
|34-05426||Merle Haggard||Kern River (7", Single, Promo)||Epic||34-05426||US||1985|