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  • Audio CD (Sept. 13 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000002OWW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,584 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Disc: 1
1. I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This
2. (That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You
3. I Don't Want To Talk It Over Anymore
4. Unwound
5. Blame It On Mexico
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Disc: 2
1. Right Or Wrong
2. Let's Fall To Pieces Together
3. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
4. The Cowboy Rides Away
5. The Fireman
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Disc: 3
1. Baby Blue
2. If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')
3. Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye
4. Bigger Man Than Me
5. Hollywood Squares
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Wonderland Of Love
2. I Cross My Heart
3. Heartland
4. When Did You Stop Loving Me
5. Overnight Male
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72 tracks compiled and annotated by George himself, including every one of his 30 #1 hits plus 11 more chart singles, 19 LP tracks and 11 rarities, plus some unreleased tracks, like his duet with Frank Sinatra on Fly Me to the Moon ! These songs ruled '80s and '90s country radio: George's #1 hit version of Bob Wills' Right or Wrong; Love Without End, Amen; I've Come to Expect It from You; All My Ex's Live in Texas; Am I Blue; Ace in the Hole; The Chair; If I Know Me , and more.

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When the hits come as effortlessly as they do to Strait, it's easy for an artist to lose interest. The man who ushered in country's hat-act era has spent a career bouncing from lifeless and fluffy to hard and soulful. This four-CD box tells the story from 1976 (when he cut the first of three singles for Houston indie D Records) through 1995. At his best--"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," for example--he defines the modern heart song, but lightweight stuff such as "Hollywood Squares" won't win him new converts. --John Morthland


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Format: Audio CD
This set is incredible, Disk 3 is as good as music can possibly get (And Disk 2 is not far beind) So many great songs: "If You Ain't Loving You Ain't Living, "Baby's Getting Good At Goodbye", "Bigger Man Then Me". "Hollywood Squares" (Despite what some people think, a funny song right up there with Jerry Reed's "She Got The Gold Mine And I Got The Shaft" and Alan Jackson's "I don't Even Know Your Name" as matrimonial mistake songs.),"You Know Me Better Than That" and "I've Come To Expect It from You", are 6 of my top 10 favorite Strait songs (Out of 18 on that disk) (Throw in "Ocean Front Property" and "When The Sidewalk Ends" and you get 8 of them in one set. Let me mention this to doubters. I have a friend of mine who teases me about loving COW MUSIC, and not liking smooth Jazz, but she too has this set (Knowing how good it is). George Strait (Along with Toby Keith and Alan Jackson) is what is left of quality popular country music, and you will find more quality songs on this set then the cumulative output of everyone except these three, this decade in Nashville. This set is a must have.
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Few mainstream artists can honestly say that every album or song they have cranked out truly represents them. George Strait can. This boxed set is what all other boxed sets should be measured by: top-notch hits, sentimental favorites, and songs from throughout a career. This set is the perfect introduction to Mr. Strait for anyone who wants to learn more about him. The liner notes alone are worth the cost. Strait gives personal commentary on each song and why it was put in the set. He tells you his likes and dislikes, as well as reasons why he prefers to sing songs written by others and not himself. You'll find out that "Marina Del Rey" has something in it that doesn't sit quite right with Strait.
Disc-wise, all four have something on them that is sure to please. Big hits are included as well as a few early tunes written by Strait. I could go into detail about the songs, but all I really need to say is that every song in this set belongs for a reason.
Strait's sound never really strays too far from formula, and that's special, because most artists today come out with one or two solid efforts that don't really catch on with the mainstream crowd and either they or the record company changes them into some silly wannabe pop act or something along those lines. The only time Strait really changed was for the "Pure Country" soundtrack, but even songs like "Heartland" fit Strait's persona. That album also gave us a real gem in the song "Overnight Male." That song single-handedly woke up a bland pop-country audience and introduced them to some old-time, dirty country that seems to be lost today.
Granted, some people may say that Strait made a few gimmicky songs that helped push his career along, but all of these songs have their place in the Strait catalogue.
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I can thank my father for my love of country music. I was brought up listening to everything from Patsy Cline to Merle Haggard to Conway Twitty. Out of all the music I was reared up on, I heard more George Strait that anyone else. My father, knowing a good thing when he heard it, had every George Strait album and tape released. I knew the words to "The Fireman" before I could count to 100 and can clearly remember dancing to "I Cross My Heart" at prom. George Strait, in one way or another, has been a constant throughout my life, as well as every other country fan. That's why the man's a legend and why his popularity seems to grow with each passing year. In a world where traditional country music is shunned, it's refreshing to know that George has remained as popular now as he did 20 years ago.
"Strait Out of the Box [BOX SET]" is THE George Strait album every fan should own. It's got everything from "The Fireman" to "Check Yes or No" as well as some singles that the average fan has probably never heard of. All of his hits, from the late 1970's up to 1995, are packed into this 4-CD box set. The songs are convienantely listed from earliest to latest, each cd representing a certain period in George's legendary career. All of my personal favorites: "Amarillo By Morning", "If I Know Me", "The Cowboy Rides Away", "Nobody In His Right Mind..", and "Easy Come, Easy Go" are all included as well as a whole bunch of others that I could take all day listing. This is not one of those box sets where you go "Hey! Why's that song not on here?". This box set has every classic Strait song you can think of and more.
In short, if you like George Strait and you like country, you MUST own this box set!
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Over the years so many country music singers have released box sets sometimes they are good but there is always some songs you don't like. But then when the King of country music releases a box set you are guaranteed a good time with George Strait. This collection is incredible with the great hits that he released to his personal favorites. If you own all of George Straits albums it is very intresting to see which non singles he liked. And then I guess those other songs are unreleased music from the mid 70's of his early career and there are also some new songs that came out on this set. This is a timeless collection from one of the greatest singers in music. Every cd seems to just get better and better but anyone would recommend not to listen to all 4 cd's in row you probably would go crazy but this is great to listen to in different pieces and cd's 3 and 4 have got to be the best. I believe only 2 singles did not make it and those are Down and out a song that George Strait claims he hated. Also missing is Overnight Success for whatever reason. Also a great book full of 72 pages and pictures. Nice box and everything. The nicest box set I have ever seen.
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