George Strait

George Strait

by George Strait
     
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2000
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0008817014326
catalogNumber:
170143

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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,Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Strait   Producer
Chad Brown   Engineer
Tony Brown   Producer
Tony Green   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Sanger D. Schafer   Composer
Darlene Shafer   Composer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Mark Ralston   Engineer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Greg Fogie   Engineer
David Bryant   Engineer
Dana Hunt   Composer

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