|Strait Out of the Box|
|Box set by|
|Released||September 12, 1995|
|Recorded||June 1976 – April 10, 1995|
|Length||Disc 1 - 51:42|
Disc 2 - 53:12
Disc 3 - 59:25
Disc 4 - 52:56
Total - 3:37:15
|Producer||George Strait, Phil Ramone, Blake Mevis, Don Daily, Hank Cattaneo, Tony Brown, Jimmy Bowen, Ray Benson, Ray Baker, Joe Barnhill|
|George Strait chronology|
|Singles from Strait Out of the Box|
|Los Angeles Times|
Strait Out of the Box is the first box set album by American country music artist George Strait. It contains four albums' worth of music, dating from 1976 to 1995. It mainly consists of Strait's singles, except for a select few that he decided to exclude. They were replaced by his choice of album cuts and several studio outtakes. It also contains his three singles recorded in the 1970s for indie label D Records, one of which, "I Just Can't Go on Dying Like This", was re-recorded for Strait's 2013 album Love Is Everything .
"Check Yes or No" and "I Know She Still Loves Me" were both released from this set as singles. Respectively, they reached number 1 and number 5 on the Billboard country charts.
The album was certified 8× platinum by the RIAA on July 29, 2003, indicating shipment of 2 million copies.This made the album at the time the best-performing country music box set of all time, and it was second only to the Live 1975–85 box set by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band overall. It had sold 1,525,100 copies in the United States as of October 2019.
|1.||"I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This" (recorded in June 1976 in Ray Doggett Studio, Houston, Texas)||George Strait||2:46|
|2.||"(That Don't Change) The Way I Feel About You" (recorded in May 1978 in Soundmaster Studio, Houston, Texas)||Strait||2:11|
|3.||"I Don't Want to Talk It Over Anymore" (recorded in April 1979 in Soundmaster Studio, Houston, Texas)||Strait||3:11|
|4.||"Unwound"||Dean Dillon, Frank Dycus||2:26|
|5.||"Blame It on Mexico"||Darryl Staedler||2:51|
|6.||"Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart"||Dillon, Dycus||3:05|
|7.||"If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home)"||Blake Mevis, David Wills||2:58|
|8.||"Any Old Love Won't Do" (recorded in February 23, 1982 in Music City Music Hall, Nashville, Tennessee)||Dillon, Dycus||3:04|
|9.||"Fool Hearted Memory"||Byron Hill, Mevis||2:39|
|10.||"Marina del Rey"||Dillon, Dycus||3:03|
|11.||"I Can't See Texas from Here"||Strait||2:30|
|13.||"What Would Your Memories Do"||Hank Cochran, Dillon||3:18|
|14.||"Amarillo by Morning"||Terry Stafford, Paul Fraser||2:53|
|15.||"I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name" (recorded in March 29, 1983 in Music City Hall, Nashville, Tennessee)||Lee Emerson||2:45|
|16.||"A Fire I Can't Put Out"||Staedtler||3:00|
|17.||"You Look So Good in Love"||Glen Ballard, Rory Bourke, Kerry Chater||3:13|
|18.||"80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper"||Staedtler||2:15|
|1.||"Right or Wrong"||Paul Biese, Haven Gillespie, Arthur L. Sizemore||2:06|
|2.||"Let's Fall to Pieces Together"||Dickey Lee, Tommy Rocco, Johnny Russell||2:55|
|3.||"Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind"||Sanger D. Shafer, Darlene Shafer||3:15|
|4.||"The Cowboy Rides Away"||Sonny Throckmorton, Casey Kelly||3:23|
|5.||"The Fireman"||Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp||2:35|
|6.||"The Chair"||Cochran, Dillon||2:50|
|7.||"You're Something Special to Me"||David Anthony||3:20|
|8.||"Haven't You Heard"||Red Lane, Kemp||2:55|
|9.||"In Too Deep"||Jerry Max Lane, Erv Woolsey||2:38|
|10.||"Lefty's Gone"||S. D. Shafer||3:15|
|11.||"Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her"||Dillon||2:51|
|12.||"It Ain't Cool to Be Crazy About You"||Dillon, Royce Porter||2:51|
|13.||"Ocean Front Property"||Dillon, Cochran, Porter||3:07|
|14.||"Rhythm of the Road"||Dan McCoy||2:17|
|15.||"Six Pack to Go" (duet with Hank Thompson)||Dick Hart, Johnny Lowe, Hank Thompson||3:02|
|16.||"All My Ex's Live in Texas"||S. D. Shafer, Lyndia J. Shafer||3:20|
|17.||"Am I Blue"||David Chamberlain||3:06|
|18.||"Famous Last Words of a Fool"||Dillon, Rex Huston||3:26|
|2.||"If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"||Tommy Collins||2:20|
|3.||"Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye"||Tony Martin, Troy Martin||3:30|
|4.||"Bigger Man Than Me"||Curtis Wayne||2:51|
|5.||"Hollywood Squares"||Larry Cordle, Wayland Patton, Jeff Tanguay||2:43|
|6.||"What's Going On in Your World"||David Chamberlain, Porter, Red Steagall||3:28|
|7.||"Ace in the Hole"||Dennis Adkins||2:38|
|8.||"Love Without End, Amen"||Barker||3:07|
|9.||"Drinking Champagne"||Bill Mack||3:35|
|10.||"I've Come to Expect It from You"||Buddy Cannon, Dillon||3:45|
|11.||"If I Know Me"||Pam Belford, Dillon||2:42|
|12.||"You Know Me Better Than That"||Anna Lisa Graham, Tony Haselden||3:03|
|13.||"The Chill of an Early Fall"||Green Daniel, Gretchen Peters||3:32|
|14.||"Lovesick Blues"||Cliff Friend, Irving Mills||2:57|
|15.||"Milk Cow Blues"||Kokomo Arnold||5:12|
|16.||"Gone as a Girl Can Get"||Jerry Max Lane||3:16|
|17.||"So Much Like My Dad"||Chips Moman, Buddy Emmons||3:26|
|18.||"Trains Make Me Lonesome"||Paul Overstreet, Thom Schuyler||3:46|
|1.||"Wonderland of Love"||Wayne||2:56|
|2.||"I Cross My Heart"||Steve Dorff, Eric Kaz||3:31|
|3.||"Heartland"||Dorff, John Bettis||2:18|
|4.||"When Did You Stop Loving Me"||Donny Kees, Monty Holmes||2:50|
|5.||"Overnight Male"||Richard Fagan, Kim Williams, Ron Harbin||2:36|
|6.||"The King of Broken Hearts"||Jim Lauderdale||3:09|
|7.||"Where the Sidewalk Ends"||Lauderdale, John Leventhal||3:10|
|8.||"Easy Come, Easy Go"||Barker, Dillon||3:05|
|9.||"I'd Like to Have That One Back"||Barker, Bill Shore, Rick West||3:52|
|11.||"The Man in Love with You"||Dorff, Gary Harju||3:23|
|12.||"Just Look at Me"||Gerald Smith, Wayne||3:10|
|13.||"Stay out of My Arms"||Lauderdale||2:36|
|14.||"Big Ball's in Cowtown" (features Asleep at the Wheel)||Hoyle Nix||2:42|
|15.||"The Big One"||Gerry House, Devon O'Day||2:10|
|16.||"Fly Me to the Moon" (duet with Frank Sinatra)||Bart Howard||2:10|
|17.||"Check Yes or No"||Dana Hunt Black, Danny Wells||3:20|
|18.||"I Know She Still Loves Me"||Barker, Holmes||3:07|
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