Troubadour [CD]

  • Artist: George Strait
  • SKU: 8736718
  • Release Date: 04/01/2008
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Album

    Posted
    kramluthi

    I give this CD 5 stars because it is a wonderful CD. The previous CD of all-new songs, IT JUST COMES NATURAL, was hailed by lots of people as his greatest CD yet. I think this one ranks right up there with 1980's George Strait. Yes...you saw that right! 1980's George Strait...but by no means does that mean the songs are dated, it's just that there are plenty of songs that make any Strait fan remember that era in his career. Specifically the western-swing sing-a-long "West Texas Town". There are several songs on here that re-introduce the sounds of 'classic' George Strait...the toe-tapping Western swing style he's gotten away from in recent years. The song that has western swing written all over it is a song called "West Texas Town", a duet with singer/songwriter Dean Dillon. This is significant because Dean helped build the George Strait legend via the songs he wrote that George has recorded through the years. This particular CD contains 4 songs co-written by Dean Dillon...which that, too, is significant because in recent years he'd gotten away from recording Dean Dillon songs. Good traditional country sounds are heard in the bouncy "Make Her Fall in Love With Me Song". I am hoping "When You're in Love" becomes a single. When i heard the song start up on my CD it sounds like a country radio hit. The first single is "I Saw God Today" which is #4 on the country chart this week and it's track #6 on the CD. Track #12 just ended. The track #12 song is called "If Heartaches Were Horses". "It Was Me" is a mid-tempo, bouncy song. There is a second duet on this CD...i already mentioned the Dean Dillon duet called "West Texas Town"...this second duet from the CD is an almost spiritual-like ballad called "House of Cash" with Patty Loveless. The song is about the house of Cash...Johnny Cash, that is, and the belief that many feel was the reason it burned to the ground after Johnny's death. In case there are those who do not know, after June Carter Cash passed away, Johnny died within months...then, a couple months after his death, his legendary house on Hickory Lake in Tennessee burned to the ground after a deal had been made for it's sale to new owners. So, there are those who feel that was Johnny and June's way of saying "since we've both gone, so will our house.". So, "House of Cash" plays into that way of thinking. It's a great song...but i can't 'hear' it on the radio...it's too deep. "Give Me More Time" is a haunting song with a twist ending wrapped around the phrase "give me more time"...it's one of the four songs co-written by Dean Dillon. The CD kicks off with "Troubadour" which is a song tailor made for George in my opinion. A few songs go beyond what you'd think he would sing...for instance, "River of Love" and "Brothers of the Highway". In the case of "River of Love" it has that tropical flavor to it and a repetitious chorus. "Rollin, let's go rollin' on the River of Love; Rollin'...let's go rollin' on the River of Love...". While listening to the CD i was enjoying it and at the same time thinking which ones could make good singles on the radio after "I Saw God Today" runs it's course. "When You're in Love" gets my vote as a follow-up...then, "Make Her Fall in Love With Me Song" even though it has an unusual title. I would like to see his duet with Patty Loveless released as a single but it's hard to tell if it will. The duet with Dean Dillon would be great, too...plus it's uptempo...and it's great...and it makes one think of 1980's George Strait with the western-swing influence heard more. That is what i was making reference to earlier in this review...many of the songs will make one think of early George Strait and for those who are on the bandwagon wondering when George will get back to 'those' kinds of songs, this CD will be right up your alley.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite George Strait CD

    Posted
    Moviegirl80

    I liked All of the songs on George Strait's Cd Troubadour. My favorite songs are Troubadour, River of Love, House of Cash and I Saw God Today. George Strait is my favorite country music singer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    George Strait at his best. Good sound.

    Posted
    char1

    Love the song Troubadour so I got this CD.. Enjoy the other easy listening songs also. This CD has good sound & I love George Straits easy waltz type of music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome album

    Posted
    dieselman9

    it george strait at his best album yet. It is the only artist were you can listen to all the songs because thet are that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic country music.

    Posted
    Reviewer
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    Great classic country music. It is for those who like country music before it evolved into the contemporary style.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic George

    Posted
    Mwarnke
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    Wish he was still touring, would love to see him live one more time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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