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A strange mix, but a great album
Loren Henson | Lynnwood, Wa USA | 12/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most Strait albums are so well formulated, and predictable. He knows what works, what the fans want and delivers! This album departs a little from the norm, as did 'Beyond the Blue Neon'. Some of the traditional songs are very melancholy, while the others remind me of what Sinatra would sound like if he made a country recording. This rift in styles makes a strange mix for the album, but it is still good. I like this ' Frank Sinatra side' of George,and he shows his Sinatra influence with sincerity, while still being country thru and through."
Matt Brooks | Minneapolis | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first George Strait record I got. I'll never forget when I got it, I listened to it alot, more then alot. Great songs on this record of course classics like Someone Had to Teach You, I've Come To Expect to From You, Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy, Drinking Champane, She's Got Me, Love Without End Amen, and Stranger In My Arms make you want to sing, stomp your feet, and let out the Country feeling HEEHAW...Classic George a MUST GET"
Out of 26 albums, this is my favorite
Jonathan Lammert | 05/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say? After 10 years in release and 25 other albums, this is still my favorite. When six out of ten songs rate as instant classic, including four non-singles, you know it's a premier collection. Love Without End, Amen nicely summarizes every father's feelings, both in this world and the next. Extra points for using the word "shiner" in a song. A driving beat and reproachful lyrics that aren't too reproachful put I've Come to Expect It over the top. Satisfaction that occurs when a person's dumper becomes a dumpee themselves is conveyed nicely in Someone Had to Teach You, and We're Supposed To Do That recognizes the fact that love isn't always 24 hours of perfection. The other two favorites, Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy and She Loves Me do great with their respective tempos. Drinking Champagne is perhaps a tad too lethargic for the emotion it wishes to carry, and its message is nearly a sequel to the situation in When You're a Man On Your Own. An almost-perfect balance of slow and fast tunes is attained, and feeling and attitude are utilized almost perfectly on every song. The bar is raised even higher than usual."