Branded Man

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For the 1918 film starring Hoot Gibson, see The Branded Man.
Branded Man
Studio album by Merle Haggard
Released August 28, 1967
Recorded August 1966-1967
Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 32:29
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Nelson
Merle Haggard chronology
I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
(1967)
Branded Man
(1967)
Sing Me Back Home
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10) link

Branded Man is the fourth studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Merle Haggard.

The song "Somewhere Between" was a number one success for the Dutch Tumbleweeds (with Ton Masseurs) in 1975. The song was also covered by Suzy Bogguss as the opening track of her 1989 debut studio album of the same name and the first single from the album. "Somewhere Between" has been recorded by Liz Anderson on Liz Anderson Sings Her Favorites and Grant & Forsyth[1]

In 2003, the album was ranked number 484 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Branded Man" (Merle Haggard) – 3:07
  2. "Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive" (Hank Cochran) – 2:35
  3. "Don't Get Married" (Tommy Collins) – 2:30
  4. "Somewhere Between" (Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard) – 3:06
  5. "You Don't Have Very Far to Go" (Merle Haggard, Red Simpson) – 2:19
  6. "Gone Crazy" (Bonnie Owens, Merle Haggard) – 2:03
  7. "I Threw Away the Rose" (Merle Haggard) – 3:21
  8. "My Hands Are Tied" (Tommy Collins, Merle Haggard, Kay Adams) – 2:18
  9. "Some of Us Never Learn" (Merle Haggard) – 2:41
  10. "Long Black Limousine" (Vern Stovall, Bobby George) – 3:14
  11. "Go Home" (Tommy Collins) – 2:35
  12. "I Made the Prison Band" (Tommy Collins) - 2:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • James Burton – guitar
  • Glen Campbell – guitar
  • Tommy Collins – guitar
  • Billy Mize – guitar
  • Shorty Mullins – guitar
  • Roy Nichols – guitar
  • Lewis Talley – guitar
  • Ralph Mooney – steel guitar
  • George French – piano
  • Glen D. Hardin – piano
  • Leon Copeland – bass
  • Jerry Ward – bass
  • Eddie Burns – drums
  • James Gordon – drums
  • Bonnie Owens – harmony vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/10178 secondhand songs: "Somewhere Between"