Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

Latest Greatest Straitest Hits

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by George Strait
     
 

Sturdy, reliable, and trustworthy, George Strait rolls along, unperturbed and untouched by the latest trends in mainstream country. This latest installment of hits offers plenty of the sly wit, feisty spirit, and generous heart that mark one of the most distinctive sounds in country. Young upstarts who want to know how to infuse some rock 'n' roll energy into their… See more details below

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Sturdy, reliable, and trustworthy, George Strait rolls along, unperturbed and untouched by the latest trends in mainstream country. This latest installment of hits offers plenty of the sly wit, feisty spirit, and generous heart that mark one of the most distinctive sounds in country. Young upstarts who want to know how to infuse some rock 'n' roll energy into their music ought to be parsing "Blue Clear Sky," one of the great kick-ass singles of the '90s. Would-be sensitive balladeers are directed to absorb the lessons Strait imparts on "Today My World Slipped Away." And while he may seem to be thoroughly enmeshed in Nashville's hierarchy, Strait revels in the scabrous deconstruction of the mainstream's sad state of affairs on "Murder On Music Row," a duet with Alan Jackson (a traditionalist well on his way to building a catalog as formidable and uncompromising as Strait's). Powerful and persuasive, LATEST GREATEST STRAITEST showcases the George juggernaut in all his breadth and depth. Hits collections don't get any better than this, any more than male country singers get any better than George Strait.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
With a career that spans nearly 20 years, 26 albums that have been certified platinum or multi-platinum, and countless number-one and Top-Ten hits, it's probably easy for George Strait to gather some songs for a greatest-hits album. The cream of the crop turn up here, drawn from his four most recent studio albums. "Carrying Your Love With Me," "Adalida," "Blue Clear Sky," and "Today My World Slipped Away" are just a few of the celebrated songs that grace this prodigious 15-song anthology. But no country artist's greatest-hits album is complete without the obligatory addition of at least two new songs, and Strait fulfills this obligation with a slightly appealing duet with fellow country artist Alan Jackson, crooning about "Murder on Music Row," and "The Best Day," which has filled the airwaves of country radio. It takes only one listen to Latest Greatest Straitest Hits to remind listerners that George Strait continues to hit them out of the park and will go down in history as one of the top country entertainers of all time.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2000
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0008817010021
catalogNumber:
170100
Rank:
62432

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Strait   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Gibson   Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Alan Jackson   Background Vocals
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Glenn Worf   Bass Guitar
Lee Ann Womack   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Strait   Producer
Tony Brown   Producer
Dean Dillon   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Justin Niebank   overdub engineer
Denny Purcell   Mastering,Project Assembly
Keith Stegall   Engineer
Paul Kingsbury   Liner Notes
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
Carson Chamberlain   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer

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