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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
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 ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2000
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 008817010021
  • Catalog Number: 170100
  • Sales rank: 55,362

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Strait Primary Artist, 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
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    George is the man!

    The song 'Murder On Music row', is the true description of where country music is headed. George Strait and Allen Jackson are the true traditional style country singers of our day and age. I have seen George 8 times and I don't think he has lost a step!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just keeps getting better...

    Impossible that a singer gets better with each year. But George does it. And I am not a big fan, but he is so consistent in his material that he is King of Contemporary Country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Country Music

    A great collection of George Strait's best work since his box set.

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    Posted March 16, 2009

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