Strait Out Of The Box CD (1995)

Artist: George Strait

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Label Uni/mca Nashville
SKU 60390520
UPC 008811126322
UPC 14 00008811126322
Format CD
Release Date 9/12/1995
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Author George Strait
Compilation Appearance Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills
Compilation Appearance Everlasting Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Sunday In The Country
Compilation Appearance Country's Got Heart
Compilation Appearance Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call A Country Part
Compilation Appearance Drive
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Country 4
Compilation Appearance Now Country Volume 3
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Country Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Now Country
Associated Artist/Work Hit Crew
Associated Artist/Work Hit Crew (The)
Artist Influence Asleep at the Wheel
Artist Influence Bob Wills
Artist Influence Dean Alexander
Artist Influence Frank Sinatra
Artist Influence George Jones
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Lefty Frizzell
Artist Influence Marty Robbins
Artist Influence Merle Haggard
Artist Influence Michael Martin Murphey
Artist Influence Ronnie Milsap
Artist Influence Vern Gosdin
Artist Influence Webb Pierce
Artist Contemporary Alabama
Artist Contemporary Alan Jackson
Artist Contemporary Asleep at the Wheel
Artist Contemporary Billy Burnette
Artist Contemporary Brooks & Dunn
Artist Contemporary Carlene Carter
Artist Contemporary Charley Pride
Artist Contemporary Chris LeDoux
Artist Contemporary Clint Black
Artist Contemporary Commander Cody
Artist Contemporary Dan Seals
Artist Contemporary David Allan Coe
Artist Contemporary David Ball
Artist Contemporary David Kersh
Artist Contemporary David Lynn Jones
Artist Contemporary Diamond Rio
Artist Contemporary Dwight Yoakam
Artist Contemporary Emmylou Harris
Artist Contemporary Garth Brooks
Artist Contemporary Gary Fjellgaard
Artist Contemporary Janie Fricke
Artist Contemporary Joe Diffie
Artist Contemporary John Anderson
Artist Contemporary John Conlee
Artist Contemporary John Michael Montgomery
Artist Contemporary Keith Whitley
Artist Contemporary Lacy J. Dalton
Artist Contemporary Lee Roy Parnell
Artist Contemporary Lyle Lovett
Artist Contemporary Marty Stuart
Artist Contemporary Michael Peterson
Artist Contemporary Nanci Griffith
Artist Contemporary Pam Tillis
Artist Contemporary Randy Travis (Country)
Artist Contemporary Reba McEntire
Artist Contemporary Ricky Skaggs
Artist Contemporary Ricky Van Shelton
Artist Contemporary Rodney Crowell
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Milsap
Artist Contemporary Rosanne Cash
Artist Contemporary Sammy Kershaw
Artist Contemporary Scotty Emerick
Artist Contemporary Steve Wariner
Artist Contemporary T. Graham Brown
Artist Contemporary Tanya Tucker
Artist Contemporary The Bellamy Brothers
Artist Contemporary Tracy Lawrence
Artist Contemporary Vince Gill
Artist Contemporary Wade Hayes
Artist Contemporary Waylon Jennings
Artist Follower Alan Jackson
Artist Follower Brad Paisley
Artist Follower Brooks & Dunn
Artist Follower Canaan Smith
Artist Follower Carrie Underwood
Artist Follower Chris Cagle
Artist Follower Clay Walker
Artist Follower Clint Black
Artist Follower Colt Ford
Artist Follower Garth Brooks
Artist Follower Jackie Lee
Artist Follower Joe Nichols
Artist Follower John Michael Montgomery
Artist Follower Jon Langston
Artist Follower Josh Turner
Artist Follower Keith Urban
Artist Follower Kellie Pickler
Artist Follower Kenny Chesney
Artist Follower Mark Chesnutt
Artist Follower Mo Pitney
Artist Follower Sonny Burgess (Country Singer)
Artist Follower Tracy Byrd
Artist Follower Travis Tritt
Technical Info
CatalogID AAMCAD411263
Lable Name MCA Nashville
Released 09/12/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 5
SPARE Code n/a
Length 219m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811126322
Musical Guests
Frank Sinatra
Asleep At The Wheel
Hank Thompson
Mark O'Connor
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: George Strait (vocals, guitar); Frank Sinatra, Hank Thompson (vocals); Steve Gibson, Gregg Galbraith, Steve Chapman, Jimmy Capps, Jerry Shook, Fred Newell, Pete Bordonali (guitar); Mike Daily, John Hughey, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Cindy Cashdollar (Hawaiian steel guitar); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle); Mark O'Connor, Gene Elders, Stuart Duncan, Glen Duncan (fiddle); Jim Horn (alto flute, saxophone); Steve Marsh (saxophone); Floyd Domino, Randy McCormick, Ronnie Huckaby, Bill Miller (piano); Mitch Humphries, Hargus "Pig" Robbins (keyboards); Terry Hale, David Hungate, Leland Sklar, Joe Chemay, Emory Gordy, Jr. (bass); Owen Hale, Larrie Londin (drums).
Asleep At The Wheel includes: Ray Benson, Ricky Turpin, Michael Francis, Tim Alexander, Dave Sanger.
The Nashville String Machine: George Binkley, John David Boyle, Marvin Chantry, Roy Christensen, Virginia Christensen, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Dennis Molchan, Walter Schwede, Donald Teal, Gary Vanosdale, Pamela Vanosdale, Stephanie Woolf.
Producers include: Don Daily, Blake Mevis, Jimmy Bowen, Tony Brown, George Strait.
Compilation producer: George Strait.
Recorded between June 1976 and April 10, 1995. Includes liner notes by Paul Kingsbury, Dee Henry Jenkins and Kay West.
"Check Yes Or No" won the 1996 Country Music Association Award for Single Of The Year, and George Strait won the C.M.A. award for Male Vocalist Of The Year.
Personnel: George Strait (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Frank Sinatra, Hank Thompson (vocals); Leon Rhodes (guitar, bass guitar); Ray Benson, Ronnie Brooks, Ron Anthony (guitar); Leo Jackson, Paul Yandell, Gregg Galbraith, Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Steve Chapman , Dave Kirby, David Anthony, Bob Thompson , Jimmy Capps, Joe Barnhill, Pat Flynn , Randy Scruggs, Richard Bennett , Steve Gibson , Jerry Shook, Bobby Thompson (acoustic guitar); Curtis Young (electric guitar, background vocals); Chip Young, Pete Bordonali, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Rick McRae, Larry Byrom, Leland Sklar, Reggie Young , Benny McArthur, Fred Newell, Brent Rowan (electric guitar); Sonny Garrish (steel guitar, dobro); Cindy Cashdollar, Mike Daily, Hank DeVito, Ruben Gosfeld, Paul Franklin , Weldon Myrick, John Hughey, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle, saxophone); Ricky Turpin (mandolin, fiddle); Gene Elders, Glen Duncan , Hoot Hester, Bill Mabry, Mark Feldman , Mark O'Connor , Rob Hajacos, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Jim Horn, Michael Francis, Steve Marsh (saxophone); Steve Nathan (piano, synthesizer); Ronnie Huckaby, John Barlow Jarvis, Matt Rollings, Randy McCormick, Tim Alexander , John Jarvis, Bill Miller , Floyd Domino (piano); Jamie Whiting, John Hobbs, Mitch Humphries, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Bobby Wood (keyboards); Clyde Brooks, David Sanger , Gene Chrisman, Tom Foote, Gregg Field, Bob Gelotte, Phil Fisher, Larrie Londin, Matt Betton, Eddie Bayers, Jerry Kroon, Owen Hale, Jerry Carrigan (drums); Diane Tidwell, Donna Sheridan, Rita Figlio, Gwen Kay, Marcy Cates, Wade McCurdy, Doug Clements, Liana Young, Harry Stinson, Sherilyn Huffman, Sandra Callaway, Arlene Hardin, Bobby Hardin, Judy Rodman, Andrea Zonn, Liana Manis, Louis Dean Nunley, Margie Cates, Buddy Cannon (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Paul Kingsbury.
Recording information: 06/??/1976-04/10/1995.
Director: Patrick Williams.
Photographers: Jarrett Gaza; Peter Nash ; Alan Mayor; Beth Gwinn; Don Putnam; Jim McGuire ; Tom Wilkes ; Keith Carter; George Strait; Jim Shea; Rick Henson; Slick Lawson; Jerry Smith; Mark Tucker ; Mike Rutherford .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Lennie Haight; Donald Teal; Walter Schwede; Dennis Molchan; Pamela VanOsdale; Stephanie Woolf; John David Boyle; George Binkley III; Roy Christensen; Virginia Christensen; Carl Gorodetzky; Marvin Chantry; Gary VanOsdale.
During the early '80s, when crossover fever ruled the Nashville roost, George Strait did his darndest to keep a sense of tradition within country music's capital. With a sound built on Bob Wills' big-band swing and George Jones' Texas tall tales, and refined through years of playing Lone Star honky-tonks, Strait took Music City by storm, proving that hits and critical praise were not mutually exclusive. Strait embodied mainstream country's glance into its own history during the '80s, and by the end of the decade was among its biggest stars. STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX documents this climb of a neo- traditionalist, spotlighting some unexpected twists and previously unreleased turns.
The portrait of Strait that emerges is of a stately singer and bandleader, with a skill for finding hits and getting the most out of his sidemen. On the rarely-heard, early singles, his Ace In The Hole band shines, the various string instruments at once echoing the singer's words and cooking up a sweet honky-tonk shuffle. It is a sound he wouldn't readily abandon. By the time of "Unwound," his first country top-ten, Strait had already added a commercial gleam to his Texas swing. The fiddle bounces and cries with a melody reminiscent of Hank, Sr., as Strait tells a mid-tempo tale of a dissolving love. After that, seemingly every song he touched turned into a chart-topper--from the uptown country-pop of "Marina Del Ray," which is like a late-period Beach Boys tune wrapped in a southern twang, to the waltz of "Let's Fall To Pieces Together," which features the plaintive fiddle of Johnny Gimble, to the spare "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," cushioned by Hank DeVito's steel guitar. The rest, as they say, is history.
The newest tracks on STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX spotlight Strait's ability to build new sounds out of familiar pieces. "Check Yes Or No" resonates with the big country sound of Garth Brooks and memories of childhood romance, and "Fly Me To The Moon," an unreleased duet with Frank Sinatra, is a light-hearted stroll through the crossroads of their respective styles. Sharing the microphone with the Chairman Of The Board--what better way is there to measure an artist's success?
Artist Overview
Out of all the new country singers to emerge in the 1980s, George Strait has stayed the closest to traditional country. Drawing from both the honky tonk and Western swing traditions, Strait never refashioned the genres; instead, he began revitalizing them for a younger audience. In the process, he became one of the most popular and influential singers in country music, sparking a wave of neo-traditionalist singers from Randy Travis and Dwight Yoakam to Clint Black, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Journal Of Country Music (Vol.18, Num.1, pp.52-54) - "...remarkably consistent: the rarely heard, pre-MCA songs...aren't all that different in tone and tempo from the most recent tunes....[he] comes across like the musical equivalent of Gary Cooper's film image: honest, stolid, denying all self-pity, thoroughly admirable in a thoroughly low-key way..."
Disc 1
1 I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This,Right Or Wrong,Baby Blue,Wonderland Of Love
2 (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You,Let's Fall To Pieces Together,If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'),I Cross My Heart
3 I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore,Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye,Heartland
4 Unwound,Cowboy Rides Away, The,Bigger Man Than Me,When Did You Stop Loving Me
5 Blame It On Mexico,Fireman, The,Hollywood Squares,Overnight Male
6 Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart,Chair,What's Going On In Your World,King Of Broken Hearts, The
7 If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home),You're Something Special To Me,Ace In The Hole,Where The Sidewalk Ends
8 Any Old Love Won't Do - (previously unreleased),Haven't You Heard,Love Without End, Amen,Easy Come, Easy Go
9 Fool Hearted Memory,In Too Deep,Drinking Champagne,I'd Like To Have That One Back
10 Marina Del Rey,Lefty's Gone,I've Come To Expect It From You,Lovebug
11 I Can't See Texas From Here,Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her,If I Know Me,Man In Love With You, The
12 Heartbroke,It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You,You Know Me Better Than That,Just Look At Me
13 What Would Your Memories Do - (previously unreleased),Ocean Front Property,Chill Of An Early Fall, The,Stay Out Of My Arms
14 Amarillo By Morning,Rhythm Of The Road,Lovesick Blues,Big Ball's in Cowtown
15 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name - (previously unreleased),Six Pack to Go,Milk Cow Blues,Big One
16 Fire I Can't Put Out,All My Ex's Live In Texas,Gone As A Girl Can Get,Fly Me to the Moon - (previously unreleased)
17 You Look So Good In Love,Am I Blue,So Much Like My Dad,Check Yes Or No - (previously unreleased)
18 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper,Famous Last Words Of A Fool,Trains Make Me Lonesome,I Know She Still Loves Me - (previously unreleased)
Disc 2
1 I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This,Right Or Wrong,Baby Blue,Wonderland Of Love
2 (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You,Let's Fall To Pieces Together,If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'),I Cross My Heart
3 I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore,Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye,Heartland
4 Unwound,Cowboy Rides Away, The,Bigger Man Than Me,When Did You Stop Loving Me
5 Blame It On Mexico,Fireman, The,Hollywood Squares,Overnight Male
6 Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart,Chair,What's Going On In Your World,King Of Broken Hearts, The
7 If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home),You're Something Special To Me,Ace In The Hole,Where The Sidewalk Ends
8 Any Old Love Won't Do - (previously unreleased),Haven't You Heard,Love Without End, Amen,Easy Come, Easy Go
9 Fool Hearted Memory,In Too Deep,Drinking Champagne,I'd Like To Have That One Back
10 Marina Del Rey,Lefty's Gone,I've Come To Expect It From You,Lovebug
11 I Can't See Texas From Here,Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her,If I Know Me,Man In Love With You, The
12 Heartbroke,It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You,You Know Me Better Than That,Just Look At Me
13 What Would Your Memories Do - (previously unreleased),Ocean Front Property,Chill Of An Early Fall, The,Stay Out Of My Arms
14 Amarillo By Morning,Rhythm Of The Road,Lovesick Blues,Big Ball's in Cowtown
15 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name - (previously unreleased),Six Pack to Go,Milk Cow Blues,Big One
16 Fire I Can't Put Out,All My Ex's Live In Texas,Gone As A Girl Can Get,Fly Me to the Moon - (previously unreleased)
17 You Look So Good In Love,Am I Blue,So Much Like My Dad,Check Yes Or No - (previously unreleased)
18 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper,Famous Last Words Of A Fool,Trains Make Me Lonesome,I Know She Still Loves Me - (previously unreleased)
Disc 3
1 I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This,Right Or Wrong,Baby Blue,Wonderland Of Love
2 (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You,Let's Fall To Pieces Together,If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'),I Cross My Heart
3 I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore,Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye,Heartland
4 Unwound,Cowboy Rides Away, The,Bigger Man Than Me,When Did You Stop Loving Me
5 Blame It On Mexico,Fireman, The,Hollywood Squares,Overnight Male
6 Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart,Chair,What's Going On In Your World,King Of Broken Hearts, The
7 If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home),You're Something Special To Me,Ace In The Hole,Where The Sidewalk Ends
8 Any Old Love Won't Do - (previously unreleased),Haven't You Heard,Love Without End, Amen,Easy Come, Easy Go
9 Fool Hearted Memory,In Too Deep,Drinking Champagne,I'd Like To Have That One Back
10 Marina Del Rey,Lefty's Gone,I've Come To Expect It From You,Lovebug
11 I Can't See Texas From Here,Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her,If I Know Me,Man In Love With You, The
12 Heartbroke,It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You,You Know Me Better Than That,Just Look At Me
13 What Would Your Memories Do - (previously unreleased),Ocean Front Property,Chill Of An Early Fall, The,Stay Out Of My Arms
14 Amarillo By Morning,Rhythm Of The Road,Lovesick Blues,Big Ball's in Cowtown
15 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name - (previously unreleased),Six Pack to Go,Milk Cow Blues,Big One
16 Fire I Can't Put Out,All My Ex's Live In Texas,Gone As A Girl Can Get,Fly Me to the Moon - (previously unreleased)
17 You Look So Good In Love,Am I Blue,So Much Like My Dad,Check Yes Or No - (previously unreleased)
18 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper,Famous Last Words Of A Fool,Trains Make Me Lonesome,I Know She Still Loves Me - (previously unreleased)
Disc 4
1 I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This,Right Or Wrong,Baby Blue,Wonderland Of Love
2 (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You,Let's Fall To Pieces Together,If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'),I Cross My Heart
3 I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore,Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye,Heartland
4 Unwound,Cowboy Rides Away, The,Bigger Man Than Me,When Did You Stop Loving Me
5 Blame It On Mexico,Fireman, The,Hollywood Squares,Overnight Male
6 Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart,Chair,What's Going On In Your World,King Of Broken Hearts, The
7 If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home),You're Something Special To Me,Ace In The Hole,Where The Sidewalk Ends
8 Any Old Love Won't Do - (previously unreleased),Haven't You Heard,Love Without End, Amen,Easy Come, Easy Go
9 Fool Hearted Memory,In Too Deep,Drinking Champagne,I'd Like To Have That One Back
10 Marina Del Rey,Lefty's Gone,I've Come To Expect It From You,Lovebug
11 I Can't See Texas From Here,Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her,If I Know Me,Man In Love With You, The
12 Heartbroke,It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You,You Know Me Better Than That,Just Look At Me
13 What Would Your Memories Do - (previously unreleased),Ocean Front Property,Chill Of An Early Fall, The,Stay Out Of My Arms
14 Amarillo By Morning,Rhythm Of The Road,Lovesick Blues,Big Ball's in Cowtown
15 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name - (previously unreleased),Six Pack to Go,Milk Cow Blues,Big One
16 Fire I Can't Put Out,All My Ex's Live In Texas,Gone As A Girl Can Get,Fly Me to the Moon - (previously unreleased)
17 You Look So Good In Love,Am I Blue,So Much Like My Dad,Check Yes Or No - (previously unreleased)
18 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper,Famous Last Words Of A Fool,Trains Make Me Lonesome,I Know She Still Loves Me - (previously unreleased)

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