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"Best Troubador" – Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2xLP)

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy publishes a cover album with his personal favourites from the catalog of country and folk icon Merle Haggard!

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy aka Will Oldham publishes “Best Troubador”, a homage to one of his eternal heroes, country and folk icon Merle Haggard. Bonnie ›Prince‹ Billy has accompanied Haggard's work for at least 25 years. Not only did he cover a Haggard song on his first public appearance. In the following years of his career, too, Oldham repeatedly referred to the work and activities of Haggard. The plan to record the album that is now being released has been with Oldham for a long time. The aim was to participate in the age-old tradition of carrying folk songs on to the next generation. Oldham almost put the project on hold when he learned of Merle Haggard's death in April 2016. Instead of recording in a studio in Nashville, Oldham and his fellow musicians retired to a home studio in favour of a familiar recording atmosphere. So the memory of Haggard's work was paid dignified tribute through special warmth and intimacy.

The songs on "Best Troubador" come from all of Haggard's creative phases. From his 1967 album "I Am A Lonesome Fugitive" to his 47th album from 2011, "Working In Tennessee", however, it has not turned out to be a simple 'Best-Of'; instead, Oldham curated the selection of songs based on his personal favourites Merle's catalog.

Release details

Label: Domino
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: Europe
Style: Country


A1 The Fugitive
A2 I'M Always On A Mountain When I Fall
A3 The Day The Rains Came
A4 Haggard (Like I'Ve Never Been Before)
A5 I Always Get Lucky With You
B1 Leonard
B2 My Old Pal
B3 Roses In The Winter
B4 Some Of Us Fly
B5 Wouldn'T That Be Something
C1 Pray
C2 That'S The Way Love Goes
C3 Nobody'S Darling
C4 What I Hate (Excerpt)
C5 I Am What I Am
D1 If I Could Only Fly
D2 Mama Tried
D3 No Time To Cry