George Strait

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
George Strait's eponymously titled effort is a decidedly moody affair, offering a series of compellingly personal meditations on love and loss. Apart from the sassy, uptempo "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You," and an irresistible, swinging version of the Patsy Cline gem "You're Stronger Than Me," Strait keeps things low-key and contemplative, while working within his signature neo-traditional style. When he's not mourning women who've left him high and dry ("Looking Out My Window Through the Pain"), he's advising others to take their leave rather than suffer his wandering ways ("If You Can Do Anything Else"); empathizing with one who's trying to let her broken ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
George Strait's eponymously titled effort is a decidedly moody affair, offering a series of compellingly personal meditations on love and loss. Apart from the sassy, uptempo "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You," and an irresistible, swinging version of the Patsy Cline gem "You're Stronger Than Me," Strait keeps things low-key and contemplative, while working within his signature neo-traditional style. When he's not mourning women who've left him high and dry ("Looking Out My Window Through the Pain"), he's advising others to take their leave rather than suffer his wandering ways ("If You Can Do Anything Else"); empathizing with one who's trying to let her broken heart love again ("Go On"); facing the fear of being left alone ("Which Side of The Glass"); and tenderly recounting the tragedy of a young sailor whose beloved wife dies in childbirth and is buried at sea as he holds their newborn to his chest ("She Took the Wind from His Sails"). Singing in a voice grown slightly deeper over the past year, the artist sounds weary and doleful, resulting in a country torch album full of hauntingly sad tales told by a man whose world has come unhinged. Strait's track record is impeccable, but he's never challenged listeners to think harder about what he's saying than he does here.
All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
George Strait continues his foray into the neo-traditionalist country style that he helped to pioneer on his 24th album, the simply titled George Strait. His voice has deepened over the years but he sounds just as alive as he did on his 1981 debut, and his songs hold just as much pain. The stark "If It's Gonna Rain" and the rich "She Took the Wind From His Sails" are testaments to the years that Strait has put into his craft and his unique ability to infuse a song with honest heart and soul. While some fans of "young country" might wonder where the screaming guitar solos and distorted fiddles are, fans of traditional country will no doubt be able to tell them where to go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2000
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008817014340
  • Catalog Number: 170143

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Strait Primary Artist, Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Technical Credits
George Strait Producer
Tony Brown Producer
Chad Brown Engineer
Tony Brown Producer
Tony Green Engineer
Carlos Grier Digital Editing
Justin Niebank Engineer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Sanger D. Schafer Composer
Darlene Shafer Composer
Chuck Ainlay Engineer
Mark Ralston Engineer
Don Schlitz Composer
Eric Conn Digital Editing
Greg Fogie Engineer
David Bryant Engineer
Dana Hunt Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    George Strait Does It Again

    Once again George Strait has created perfect country music. George sings traditional country music with a fresh crisp flavor. George is able to take a simple song and turn it into a masterpiece!! His vocals are great as usual, and he is able to elicit licks from the musicians that play with him like no one else in music today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE KING OF COUNTRY MUSIC...

    GEORGE STRAIT'S NEW C.D. HAS IT ALL. HIS WAY OF PICKING SONGS GIVES YOU 10 SINGLES ON ONE C.D..GO ON,SOUNDS LIKE VINTAGE GEORGE,STRONGER THAN ME, IS TEXAS TWO STEPPING TO THE T..DON'T MAKE ME COME OVER THERE AND LOVE YOU,A FUN SONG TO SING ALONG WITH..HE DOES IT AGAIN..THERE IS NO ONE THAT CAN SING A SONG LIKE GEORGE STRAIT. RAY ALEXANDER, ROGERS,TEXAS....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He gets better and better with age -- like fine wine

    When I hear George is coming out with a new CD each year I count the days breathlessly. He just continues to put out the songs he handpicks from the best songwriters out there. He is what country music all about, and in one pretty nice package too. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just more of a very good thing

    For twenty years, George Strait has been easily the most consistently enjoyable country vocalist around. His commercial success is somewhat surprising, considering how little pandering to pop music sensibilities he has allowed in his work. Still, he has always been a crowd pleaser, simply on his own terms. His latest, self-titled album represents no radical change in approach to his craft, and that's for the best. While there is little that would surprise long time listeners, what is there seems to be a product of constant refinement. Tracks like ''If it's gonna rain'' and ''the night's just right for love'' would descend into syrup in the wrong singer's hands, but Strait shows the maturity and restraint required to effectively convey their emotion without heavy-handed histrionics. This album is at the least, one of his five best works, which makes it one of this years must haves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    George You've Done It Again...

    I don't care what anyone else says, this cd is as good as all the others George Strait has done. He always out there to please his fans and do what he enjoys most..making music. I've enjoyed him for many years. I have a pen pal in Australia who enjoys him as much I do. I could ''GO ON'', but I'll listen to George sing his music.

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