Always Never the Same (George Strait album)

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Always Never the Same
Studio album by George Strait
Released March 2, 1999
Recorded Ocean Way Studios, 1999
Genre Country
Length 32:39
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown
George Strait
George Strait chronology
One Step at a Time
(1998)
Always Never the Same
(1999)
Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [2]
Q 4/5 stars [3]

Always Never the Same is an album released in 1999 by American country music singer George Strait. The album produced the singles "Meanwhile", "Write This Down", and "What Do You Say to That", which respectively reached #4, #1, and #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1999. The title track, "One of You" and "I Look at You" also charted in the lower regions of that chart from unsolicited airplay.

"What Do You Say to That" was also recorded by David Ball on his 1999 album Play.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Meanwhile" (Wayland Holyfield, Fred Knoblock) - 3:36
  2. "Write This Down" (Dana Hunt Oglesby, Kent Robbins) - 3:41
  3. "That's the Truth" (Steve Leslie, Melba Montgomery) - 3:19
  4. "What Do You Say to That" (Jim Lauderdale, Montgomery) - 3:04
  5. "Peace of Mind" (Aaron Barker, Dean Dillon) - 3:16
  6. "That's Where I Wanna Take Our Love" (Hank Cochran, Dillon) - 3:20
  7. "Always Never the Same" (Marvin Green, Terry McBride) - 3:06
  8. "One of You" (Kostas, Lauderdale) - 2:35
  9. "I Look at You" (Steve Bogard, Jeff Stevens) - 3:31
  10. "4 Minus 3 Equals Zero" (Lonnie Williams) - 3:11

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[4]

Musicians[edit]

Strings by The Nashville String Machine conducted and arranged by Bergen White.

Production[edit]

  • Chuck Ainlay - Engineer
  • Don Cobb - digital editing
  • Tony Green - 2nd Engineer
  • Carlos Grier - digital editing
  • Russ Martin - Overdubs
  • Justin Niebank - Overdubs
  • Jessie Noble - project coordinator
  • Denny Purcell - Masters
  • Mark Ralston - 2nd Engineer
  • Tim Waters - 2nd Engineer

Art[edit]

  • Art Direction: Virginia Team
  • Design: Chris Ferrara
  • Photography: Mark Tucker

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 6
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2
Canadian RPM Top Albums 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ Always Never the Same (George Strait album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Always Never the Same (CD). George Strait. MCA Records. 1999. 70050.