Here for a Good Time

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given its title, it's easy to assume Here for a Good Time -- George Strait's 39th album in 30 years -- would be a single-minded soundtrack to a never-ending party, but things are a little more complicated than that. Strait slips into a reflective mood almost immediately, settling into the wryly melancholy "Drinkin' Man" on the second song, setting a reflective tone he carries through much of the rest of the record, particularly on its companion piece, "Poison." These two tunes undercut Strait's rallying call for moonshine on the title track, but there's not a contradiction here so much as Strait serving the needs of the song, his weary regret reading as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given its title, it's easy to assume Here for a Good Time -- George Strait's 39th album in 30 years -- would be a single-minded soundtrack to a never-ending party, but things are a little more complicated than that. Strait slips into a reflective mood almost immediately, settling into the wryly melancholy "Drinkin' Man" on the second song, setting a reflective tone he carries through much of the rest of the record, particularly on its companion piece, "Poison." These two tunes undercut Strait's rallying call for moonshine on the title track, but there's not a contradiction here so much as Strait serving the needs of the song, his weary regret reading as convincingly as his carefree partying. If the livelier numbers initially make the strongest impression -- whether it's Al Anderson's sunny pop opener "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" or a pair of fleet-footed blues in "Lone Star Blues" and "Blue Marlin Blues" -- it's the introspective moments that anchor the album and lend it a measure of gravity. And it is just measure enough -- a touch of an autumnal breeze arriving via his duet with Faith Hill on Jesse Winchester's "A Showman's Life," a passing acknowledgment of Strait's mortality on the sweetly sad "I'll Always Remember You" -- to give Here for a Good Time some emotional resonance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602527784908
  • Catalog Number: 001592402
  • Sales rank: 11,169

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Strait Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Matt Rollings Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Faith Hill Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Tom Flora Background Vocals
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond B3
Glenn Worf Bass, Upright Bass
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Marty Slayton Background Vocals
Chris Stapleton Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Delbert McClinton Composer
George Strait Composer, Producer
Al Anderson Composer
Jesse Winchester Composer
Tony Brown Producer
Chuck Cannon Composer
Dean Dillon Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Gary Nicholson Composer
Allen Shamblin Composer
Brian David Willis Digital Editing
Chuck Ainlay Engineer
Erv Woolsey Management
Bobby Boyd Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Bubba Strait Composer
Brandon Schexnayder Engineer
Danny O'Brian Booking
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