Chronicles 0605

Details

rovi.MR0000440019 6/21/05 Used
$8.79 $10.99

Product Promotions

20% off CD, DVD, and Blu-ray (excludes pre-orders, sale items, and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: rovi.MR0000440019

Variations

    CD
    Used
    Release
    New
    Used
    Chronicles 0605 MCA Nashville
    -
    -

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: This item is currently not available.

Review

Review Text MCA Nashville's George Strait box set Chronicles, subtitled "3 Classic Albums," is nothing more or less than a repackaging of Strait's third, fourth, and fifth albums, Right or Wrong (1983), Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984), and Something Special (1985), in which the CDs and their single-sheet booklets have been lifted out of their jewel boxes, placed in a 5¾" x 10½" box, and marketed as a set. It's a logical grouping. Strait actually made his commercial breakthrough with his second album, Strait from the Heart, but these three LPs each topped the Billboard country charts, throwing off eight hit singles -- "You Look So Good in Love," "Right or Wrong," "Let's Fall to Pieces Together," "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," "The Cowboy Rides Away," "The Fireman," "You're Something Special to Me," and "The Chair." Country albums don't tend to be very long, and these are not exceptions to that rule; each contains only ten tracks and runs less than half an hour, resulting in a three-CD box set with a running time of only 85 minutes. The pick of the litter, of course, is 1985 Country Music Association Album of the Year Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, but all three discs take much the same approach. Strait, who favors white cowboy hats and button-down shirts, sings and plays in traditional country style, rarely straying from the bar and jukebox that are staples of the genre. Each album has at least a couple of tracks in Western swing arrangements, with Something Special boasting four. These are albums only in the sense that they are collections of individual tracks; there is no conceptual unity to the material, which was contributed by 43 different songwriters, including Fred Rose, Merle Haggard, Jo-el Sonnier, Hank Cochran, Peter Rowan, and Harlan Howard. But that means the discs can be put in a multiple-CD player and played one after another (or in random sequencing) without any change in mood. ~ William Ruhlmann

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. You Look So Good in Love - 3:13
  2. 2. Right or Wrong - 2:05
  3. 3. Little Heaven's Rubbing Off on Me - 3:41
  4. 4. 80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper - 2:12
  5. 5. Every Time It Rains (Lord Don't It Pour) - 3:00
  6. 6. You're the Cloud I'm On (When I'm High) - 3:42
  7. 7. Let's Fall to Pieces Together - 3:55
  8. 8. I'm Satisfied With You - 3:50
  9. 9. Our Paths May Never Cross - 3:34
  10. 10. Fifteen Years Going Up (And One Night Coming Down) - 3:49

CD: 2

  1. 11. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind - 3:19
  2. 12. Any Old Time - 2:14
  3. 13. I Need Someone Like Me - 3:55
  4. 14. You're Dancin' This Dance All Wrong - 3:37
  5. 15. Honkytonk Saturday Night - 3:52
  6. 16. I Should Have Watched That First Step - 3:11
  7. 17. Love Comes from the Other Side of Town - 3:50
  8. 18. Cowboy Rides Away - 3:16
  9. 19. What Did You Expect Me to Do - 3:14
  10. 20. Fireman - 3:19

CD: 3

  1. 21. You're Something Special to Me - 3:15
  2. 22. Last Time the First Time - 2:03
  3. 23. Haven't You Heard - 3:46
  4. 24. In Too Deep - 4:57
  5. 25. Blue Is Not a Word - 2:29
  6. 26. You Sure Got This Ol' Redneck Feelin' Blue - 3:57
  7. 27. Chair - 2:17
  8. 28. Dance Time in Texas - 3:21
  9. 29. Lefty's Gone - 3:38
  10. 30. I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times) - 3:34

Product Details

Release Date
6/21/05 

Customer Reviews