Chronicles

Chronicles

by George Strait
     
 
MCA Nashville's George Strait box set Chronicles, subtitled "3 Classic Albums," is nothing more or less than a repackaging of Strait's third, fourth, and fifth albums, Right or Wrong (1983), Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984), and Something Special (1985), in which the CDs and their single-sheet booklets have been lifted out of

Overview

MCA Nashville's George Strait box set Chronicles, subtitled "3 Classic Albums," is nothing more or less than a repackaging of Strait's third, fourth, and fifth albums, Right or Wrong (1983), Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984), and Something Special (1985), in which the CDs and their single-sheet booklets have been lifted out of their jewel boxes, placed in a 5¾" x 10½" box, and marketed as a set. It's a logical grouping. Strait actually made his commercial breakthrough with his second album, Strait from the Heart, but these three LPs each topped the Billboard country charts, throwing off eight hit singles -- "You Look So Good in Love," "Right or Wrong," "Let's Fall to Pieces Together," "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," "The Cowboy Rides Away," "The Fireman," "You're Something Special to Me," and "The Chair." Country albums don't tend to be very long, and these are not exceptions to that rule; each contains only ten tracks and runs less than half an hour, resulting in a three-CD box set with a running time of only 85 minutes. The pick of the litter, of course, is 1985 Country Music Association Album of the Year Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, but all three discs take much the same approach. Strait, who favors white cowboy hats and button-down shirts, sings and plays in traditional country style, rarely straying from the bar and jukebox that are staples of the genre. Each album has at least a couple of tracks in Western swing arrangements, with Something Special boasting four. These are albums only in the sense that they are collections of individual tracks; there is no conceptual unity to the material, which was contributed by 43 different songwriters, including Fred Rose, Merle Haggard, Jo-el Sonnier, Hank Cochran, Peter Rowan, and Harlan Howard. But that means the discs can be put in a multiple-CD player and played one after another (or in random sequencing) without any change in mood.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602498816400
catalogNumber:
888227

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Look So Good in Love
  2. Right or Wrong
  3. A Little Heaven's Rubbing Off on Me
  4. 80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper
  5. Every Time It Rains (Lord Don't It Pour)
  6. You're the Cloud I'm On (When I'm High)
  7. Let's Fall to Pieces Together
  8. I'm Satisfied With You
  9. Our Paths May Never Cross
  10. Fifteen Years Going Up (And One Night Coming Down)

Disc 2

  1. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
  2. Any Old Time
  3. I Need Someone Like Me
  4. You're Dancin' This Dance All Wrong
  5. Honkytonk Saturday Night
  6. I Should Have Watched That First Step
  7. Love Comes from the Other Side of Town
  8. The Cowboy Rides Away
  9. What Did You Expect Me to Do
  10. The Fireman

Disc 3

  1. You're Something Special to Me
  2. Last Time the First Time
  3. Haven't You Heard
  4. In Too Deep
  5. Blue Is Not a Word
  6. You Sure Got This Ol' Redneck Feelin' Blue
  7. The Chair
  8. Dance Time in Texas
  9. Lefty's Gone
  10. I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Strait   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Mandolin
Judy Rodman   Background Vocals
Bobby Wood   Keyboards
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Matt Betton   Drums
Larry Byrom   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Capps   Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Doug Clements   Background Vocals
Hank DeVito   Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar
Gregg Galbraith   Acoustic Guitar
John Hobbs   Keyboards
David Hungate   Bass
Leo Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Leon Rhodes   Bass Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Keyboards
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Donna Sheridan   Background Vocals
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Billy Joe Walker   Electric Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bob Moore   Bass

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Jo-El Sonnier   Composer
George Strait   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Johnny Russell   Composer
Peggy Forman   Composer
Tommy Collins   Composer
Terry Stafford   Composer
Aaron Barker   Composer
Kerry Chater   Composer
Buzz Rabin   Composer
David Anthony   Composer
Ray Baker   Producer,Audio Production
Glen Ballard   Composer
Rory Michael Bourke   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Buddy Cannon   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Jeff Dayton   Composer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
David Hassinger   Engineer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Casey Kelly   Composer
Ladd   Engineer
Jerry Lane   Composer
Red Lane   Composer
Dickey Lee   Composer
Bill Mack   Composer
Russ Martin   Engineer
Rick McCollister   Engineer
John Porter McMears   Composer
Blake Mevis   Composer,Audio Production
Shirl Milete   Composer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Fred Rose   Composer
Sanger D. Schafer   Composer
Darlene Shafer   Composer
John Scott Sherrill   Composer
Keith Stegall   Composer
Sonny Throckmorton   Composer
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Ron Treat   Engineer
David Wills   Composer
Charlie Craig   Composer
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Paul Biese   Composer
Frank Dycus   Composer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
Troy Martin   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
Arthur Sizemore   Composer
Jeff Adamoff   Art Direction
Ron Rogers   Composer
Rick Henson   Cover Photo
Robert Kelly   Composer
Tommy Rocco   Composer
Lyndia Shafer   Composer
Erv Woolsey   Composer
Dennis Adkins   Composer
Judy Ball   Composer
David Chamberlain   Composer
Gene Dobbins   Composer
Paul Fraser   Composer
Darryl Staedtler   Composer
Amy Lehman   Cover Photo
Byron Hill   Composer
Ron Moore   Composer
Royce Porter   Composer
Katherine Elizabeth Nicoll   Composer
Rex Huston   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer
Alan R. Mevis   Composer
Rory Bourke   Composer
Fred J. Freiling   Composer
D. Staedtler   Composer

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