180 gram vinyl LP pressing. New West Records is proud to reissue this quintessential title in the Live From Austin, TX performance series. Merle Haggard's stunning 1985 performance is highlighted by many of his all-time fan favorite tracks. Called the poet laureate of American music, this performance, recorded on October 30, 1985, best captures the man and his music. It's all here, from the classic "Mama Tried" to his poignant, newer songs, as well as his rousing tribute to the immortal King of Western Swing, Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Merle Haggard not only sings about life's experiences, whether heartbreak or doing time at San Quentin, he's been up and down that road and every other.