George Strait - Strait Out Of The Box (4 Disc Box Set)

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A truly comprehensive four-CD compilation covering the years 1976-1995, including all 31 of his number one hits, 11 more chart singles of great musical significance, 19 LP tracks, and 11 more rare tracks, plus a brace of unreleased songs that are anything but leftovers. The opening three tracks, all written by Strait and dating from 1976-1979, show a lot of potential on his part as a singer fronting a competent band. 1981's "Unwound" was where his career lifted off, and his singing takes on serious depth and range. Beyond "Unwound," there's a lot here that could've done well as singles, displaying his early sound as a mix of traditional country and country-pop. Strait ultimately rebelled against the latter, but the songs off of his first two LPs show a prodigious talent in any milieu he'd have chosen to work. Disc two opens with the Bob Wills number "Right or Wrong," which became central to Strait's sound and image and, in the early '80s, was a reminder that as smooth as those early MCA songs had been, Strait had a genuine commitment to Western swing and traditional country music. Disc three divides its space between ballads and honky tonk numbers, with some comedy and some bracing Western swing. Disc four is all '90s material, right up through 1995. The cut that helped sell this set is Strait's never-issued 1993 duet with Frank Sinatra on "Fly Me to the Moon," which never should have been left off the Duets album -- the two singers' voices sound right together, and the song works as is. The producers have provided a booklet with an extensive biographical essay, a full sessionography, and comments from Strait himself on each of the songs included. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide


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1, I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This, (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You, I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore, Unwound, Blame It On Mexico, Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart, If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger (There's One Coming Home), Any Old Love Won't Do, Fool Hearted Memory, Marina Del Rey, I Can't See Texas From Here, Heartbroke, What Would Your Memories Do - (Previously Unreleased), Amarillo By Morning, I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name, Fire I Can't Put Out, You Look So Good In Love, 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper, 2, Right Or Wrong, Let's Fall To Pieces Together, Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind, The Cowboy Rides Away, The Fireman, Chair, You're Something Special To Me, Haven't You Heard, In Too Deep, Lefty's Gone, Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her, It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You, Ocean Front Property, Rhythm Of The Road, Six Pack To Go, All My Ex's Live In Texas, Am I Blue, Famous Last Words Of A Fool, 3, Baby Blue, If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin'), Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye, Bigger Man Than Me, Hollywood Squares, What's Going On In Your World, Ace In The Hole, Love Without End Amen, Drinking Champagne, I've Come To Expect It From You, If I Know Me, You Know Me Better Than That, The Chill Of An Early Fall, Lovesick Blues, Milk Cow Blues, Gone As A Girl Can Get, So Much Like My Dad, Trains Make Me Lonesome, 4, Wonderland Of Love, I Cross My Heart, Heartland, When Did You Stop Loving Me, Overnight Male, The King Of Broken Hearts, Where The Sidewalk Ends, Easy Come Easy Go, I'd Like To Have That One Back, Lovebug, The Man In Love With You, Just Look At Me, Stay Out Of My Arms, Big Ball's In Cowtown - Featuring Asleep At The Wheel, Big One, Fly Me To The Moon - Featuring Frank Sinatra, Check Yes Or No, I Know She Still Loves Me
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George Strait - Strait Out Of The Box (4 Disc Box Set) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loves George Strait! I bought this for my boyfriend and he loves it! I found it other places but it was the cheapest here! We are going to see George Strait!!
Date published: 2009-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Greatest Hits Album I got it years ago. I always wear my current one out. Always getting a new one.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Collection Anyone being a George Strait Fan HAS TO HAVE THIS! ITS A MUST! I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2010-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good shipping time....... Product was received in good time... BUT.... packaging around the item was ripped. I ordered this so it would be in new condition but I do not feel a ripped cellophane is considered as new. Bought this item to preserve, not use. But still...... buying new generally means everything is in NEW condition.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALONG THE WAY ...enjoyed listening to older tunes, and can not wait until I receive George Strait's new release I had ordered (release date November 18, 2016) "Out Of The Box Part II", can not get any better than this being a George Strait fan.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from King George Absolutely amazing collection of George Strait songs!
Date published: 2015-01-30
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