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  • Audio CD (September 16, 1985)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • ASIN: B000002O1W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,198 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Released in 1985, this collection of George Strait's early hits demonstrates his easy affinity for honky-tonk (the Haggardish "Unwound," his 1981 breakthrough hit) and Western swing (the standard "Right or Wrong") as well as his ability to bend gracefully toward country-pop (the romantic ballad "Marina Del Rey"). But the most enduring song here is "Amarillo by Morning," a rodeo-cowboy anthem that, with its world-weary lyrics and lonesome fiddle coda, remains a perennial of Strait's live sets. --Rick Mitchell

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This is one of GS's best CD's.
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'You Look So Good In Love,' 'Right Or Wrong,' 'A Fire I Can't Put Out,' 'Unwound,' and 'Marina Del Rey' all appear on this set, which are some of his finer songs.
Johnny Boy
Although there are more comprehensive packages out their Greatest Hits is a great introduction to the music of George Strait.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on September 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
George Strait's "Greatest Hits" was released in 1985 and contains his first 10 hits. It's an incredible collection and shows why George has been so successful. From the very beginning, he's worked with some of the best songwriters and producers in the business, which really shows in this work. George has had a ton of hits and is now the #5 country artists of all-time. It all started with these songs.

1) Unwound - George's first hit kick-started his enduring career by peaking at #6 in 1981. A terrific up-tempo song with lots of fiddles, it was the first of many hits he recorded written or co-written by Dean Dillon. This amusing song about drinking away your problems contains this amusing lyric - Cause that woman that I had/ Wrapped around my finger just a come unwound. Terrific stuff.

2) Down and Out - A great swing song. This song only went to #16 in 1981, but it would be more than a decade before another one of his hits stopped short of the Top 10.

3) If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger (There's One Coming Home) - George's first Top 3 hit (#3 in 1982) is one of his best songs ever. The story of a couple growing apart, the song manages to pack in amazing variety in under 3 minutes.

4) Fool Hearted Memory - George's first #1 hit (#1 for one week in 1982) is a beautiful up-tempo ballad about a man remembering an old love.

5) Marina Del Rey - Was George's first hit slow ballad (#6 in 1983). It has some really lovely lyrics, such as: And as we looked into each others eyes/ We found our bodies lost in paradise/ Like castaways/ In Marina Del Ray.

6) Amarillo By Morning - Simply my favorite song by George (#4 in 1983). A true classic about a bull rider, CMT deservedly named it one of the Top 10 country songs of all time.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2001
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I bought "George Strait- Greatest Hits" after buying "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" and I have to say that I've never made a wiser choice music-wise. It's got all of his early singles including my personal favorite and just downright haunting "Amarillo By Morning". You just can't help singing along to "Fool Hearted Memory" or "If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger" or "Let's Fall To Pieces Together". If you can't handle traditional country music, this isn't your cd. If you are though and you're looking to add to your country or Strait collection, you just can't pass this one up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bradley D. Percell on August 6, 2000
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If I could take just one single CD with me to a deserted island this would be the one. One classic after another-Unwound, If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger, Right or Wrong, Let's Fall to Pieces Together, and the hauntingly sad Amarillo By Morning. I could hear them all a thousand times and never get tired of them. I'm sure everyone has those certain songs that they like to sing along with in the car and they don't care who's watching and I'm no exception. THESE are the songs that I sing along to, and I couldn't care less who is watching. I may look like a complete idiot going down the road, but that's OK because I'm singing along with my music hero George Strait. "Pardon me, you left your tears on the jukebox..." from Let's Fall to Pieces Together-could there be a better opening line to a song in the history of country music? I THINK NOT!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Reynolds on December 22, 1999
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His first 10 great hits assembled on a must-have cd for any country fan. Even if because of current country radio you are only familiar with Strait's more recent stuff, grab this one anyway. With one listen you will love it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Roy Levins on January 2, 2001
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Great George Strait album because this is the music that made him a star. This has got to be his best greatest hits package so far he has released many but this one sticks out for the great songs it shows. Best all around song here is Amarillo by morning and many others. Probably a must have cd for all George Strait fans and anyone who is a fan of contempary country music of today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Boy on April 25, 2008
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George Strait is one of those artists that can never have enough hits collections. As long as he is selling records and topping the charts, hits collections will just keep on coming.

And, Strait's original, the 1985 'Greatest Hits' release spanning George's first three records is essential. Yes, it's really skimpy, and it's only 10 songs long, but so what? It's still really definitve, and it gives the casual fan who wants nothing but classic George what they are looking for.

I'd recommend this over '50 Number Ones,' which features really bad single edits so 51 songs could fit on two CDs. But these are the full length album versions, digitally remastered to sound great. MCA gets extra pointers for remastering this.

I also like the song choice here. 'You Look So Good In Love,' 'Right Or Wrong,' 'A Fire I Can't Put Out,' 'Unwound,' and 'Marina Del Rey' all appear on this set, which are some of his finer songs.

Highly recommended for any George Strait fan. A great CD to own. ENJOY!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gitters on July 23, 2005
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George Strait's Greatest Hits covers his first four years of music. Ten songs to some up 4 years. These may not be some of his best known songs these days, but George Strait's Greatest Hits houses some of his finest music. Classics like Unwound, Amarillo by Morning, and You Look so Good in Love just to name a few. Although there are more comprehensive packages out their Greatest Hits is a great introduction to the music of George Strait.
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