- Released: March 9, 1993
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)
- 2.That's the Way Love Goes
- 3.A Friend In California
- 4.Going Where the Lonely Go
- 5.C.C. Waterback - (featuring George Jones)
- 6.Why Am I Drinkin'
- 7.This Song is For You
- 8.I Had a Beautiful Time
- 9.Someday When Things Are Good
- 10.Kern River
Also available in a 3-pack with SUPER HITS VOL. 2 and SUPER HITS VOL. 3.
Producers include: Merle Haggard, Lewis Talley, Ray Baker, Ron "Snake" Reynolds, Billy Sherrill.
Digitally remastered by M.C. Rather & Hollis Flatt
This winning collection of 1980s Merle Haggard songs highlights the multi-layered personality of this master country songwriter, from the Tejano/Bakersfield sound of "Friend in California" to the yearning for the good old days of "Are the Good Times Really Over." "Going Where the Lonely Go" demonstrates Haggard's skill at writing the kind of desolate, beautiful ballads that typify the best country music, while "C.C. Waterback," his raunchy duet with George Jones, is wittily followed by the regretful "Why Am I Drinkin'." Haggard's Western swing roots are apparent in "This Song Is For You," and "Someday When Things Are Good" shows the consummate ease with which he finds a new slant on the conventional country leaving song.