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Easy Come Easy Go
Genres: Country, Pop
Younger country fans who kick themselves for missing the glory days of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard should thank their lucky stars that they're living through the glory days of George Strait, one of the field's true gi... more »
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Younger country fans who kick themselves for missing the glory days of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard should thank their lucky stars that they're living through the glory days of George Strait, one of the field's true giants. After a dangerous flirtation with pop compromise on the Pure Country soundtrack, Strait bounces back with a terrific album that sounds as if it came straight from a south Texas dance hall. Nearly every song boasts the kind of slippery swing and straight-up singing that makes this Texas rancher's son the latest link in a chain that stretches back through Willie Nelson and Bob Wills. --Geoffrey Himes
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Best country album in my collection
Dino | Scotland | 07/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Song for song, George Strait's Easy Come Easy Go is a career high point for the artist and the standard against which all modern country albums should be judged. Strait's traditionalism is well represented with the Texas swing of Stay Out Of My Arms, I Wasn't Fooling Around and That's Where My Baby Feels At Home. The CD's title song is one of Strait's best performances - he sings the song perfectly. If you've heard Strait's duet of Fly Me To The Moon with Frank Sinatra (on the box set Strait From The Box), you'll know how smooth Strait can be in his delivery and phrasing. His recording of We Must Be Loving Right on this CD is equally sublime. Strait's long career has produced many highlights (I'd also heavily recommend the Lead On album) but he's yet to better this release."
One Of His Better Early 90's Efforts
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 09/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Easy Come, Easy Go" is probably my favorite George Strait album from the early 90's. Things start off perfectly with "Stay Out Of My Arms." It's a swinging Texas tune that sets the tone for the rest of the album. "Just Look At Me" has that same Texas twang to it, but at a slower pace. The rest of the album is a great mix of love songs and love-done-wrong songs. The only song that really feels out of place with the rest of the album is the title track. Don't get me wrong, it's a great song, but it doesn't have as much Tex in it as the other songs do. Even the Sinatra-esque "We Must Be Loving Right" sounds like part of this album.
Of course, "Lovebug" and "The Man In Love With You" are probably the most recognizable tunes aside from the title track, the other songs on this album are really good. One of my personal favorites is "I Wasn't Fooling Around."
In short, if you like George Strait, this is one of his better albums. Just about anything you buy from this guy will be pleasing to the ear, but I do recommend this album above some of his other 90's discs."
Another pretty good album
Jonathan Lammert | 06/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It would have been impossible to follow-up Pure Country with an album just as awesome, but Easy Come holds its own pretty well. My two favorites on this one are Stay Out Of My Arms and Easy Come, Easy Go. Stay Out boasts great phrasing and lyrics that are delivered impeccably. Easy Come has a creative and catchy TexMex flavor, and extra points are awarded for including the phrase "Vaya Con Dios". The Man in Love and I'd Like To Have are the songs with the most emotion and stature, and George's textured voice rolls over the lyrics. George Jones' Lovebug is given a nice cover, and Strait does a great nod to the past. Wihtout Me Around is also very compelling. The two weakest are We Must Be Loving and Just Look At Me, with melodies that are just a little off, with the overall tone a little too lackadasical and sleepy. Still, not too bad."