Original Release Date: May 15, 1990
Label: Mca Special Products
01. Someone Had To Teach You
02. Heaven Must Be Wondering Where You Are
03. I've Come To Expect It From You
04. Lonesome Rodeo Cowboy
05. When You're A Man On Your Own
06. Drinking Champagne
07. We're Supposed To Do That Now & Then
08. She Loves Me (She Don't Love You)
09. Love Without End, Amen
10. Stranger In My Arms
This is in many ways a typical George Strait album of the eighties but it finds George in a particularly relaxed
mood - almost as if he's trying to tempt a few Don Williams fans to buy the album.
I really think though that the singles are the best songs of the cd and they were wisely chosen.
All 3 singles stayed at #1 on the country billboard charts back then for then 5 weeks each.
These were some of his biggest singles ever.
The other 7 songs are good but are very dry though and alot of the nonsingles are missing emotion.
But livin it up is a great record by george.
The album yielded two number one country hits (Love without end amen, I've come to expect it from you), both original
songs, and a country top five hit (Drinking Champagne), which was a cover of a song originally recorded by Cal Smith.
George recorded two songs (Someone had to teach you, She loves me she don't love you) with his road band.
The other tracks including the hits were recorded with studio musicians - however, the album flows seamlessly and
if you didn't read the credits (or this review) you probably wouldn't realize that different musicians were used.
There are plenty of other wonderful songs here including Lonesome rodeo cowboy, We're supposed to do that now and then,
When you're a man on your own and Stranger in my arms.
This is a very enjoyable George Strait album. It probably isn't the place to begin a George Strait collection
(unless you're also a Don Williams fan) but it definitely deserves a place in such a collection.