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Honkytonkville...a nice place to escape to...,
This review is from: Honkytonkville (Audio CD)
after listening to Strait's latest, i'm not one bit surprised that i'd walk away totally blown away as usual. there seems to be no stopping him...as much as some predict that Strait hasn't got much left in him (having been on the charts since 1981!!) i'd disagree of course. the CD contains 12 songs, it used to be that 10 songs were the limit on a Strait album, along with everyone else in country music. he took pride in only having 10 songs...but 12 is even better after hearing this.
Ironically, Strait's first single from this is the slow ballad written in 1978 called "Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa". usually, Strait and or MCA likes to kick things off with an up-tempo song as the first single in hopes of drawing toe-tappers to the CD. i can hear potential future singles with the songs "As Far As It Goes", "Look Who's Back From Town", and if MCA is risky, the title track "Honkytonkville", which yearns me to imagine such a place on a road-map. Rand McNally must've over-looked this town! all in all it's a great album and as i earlier said, i'm not surprised by it's greatness. "Cowboys Like Us", a tale of motorcyclists uses cowboy/western imagery to paint a story. The horses in that song are made of steel.