Ocean Front Property

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Ocean Front Property
Ocean Front Property.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
RecordedSeptember 1986
StudioSound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
GenreCountry
Length29:55
LabelMCA
Producer
George Strait chronology
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
(1986)
Ocean Front Property
(1987)
Greatest Hits Volume Two
(1987)
Singles from Ocean Front Property
  1. "Ocean Front Property"
    Released: December 22, 1986
  2. "All My Ex's Live in Texas"
    Released: April 10, 1987
  3. "Am I Blue"
    Released: August 3, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune(favorable)[2]

Ocean Front Property is the seventh studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on January 12, 1987 by MCA Records. It is certified 2× Multi-platinum by the RIAA. It is the first album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. It was ranked #5 on CMT's list of 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."All My Ex's Live in Texas"Sanger D. Shafer, Lyndia J. Shafer3:17
2."Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs"David Anthony, Paul A. Maloy2:47
3."Am I Blue"David Chamberlain3:04
4."Ocean Front Property"Dean Dillon, Hank Cochran, Royce Porter3:06
5."Hot Burning Flames"Cochran, Mack Vickery, Wayne Kemp2:19
6."Without You Here"Dillon, Porter2:46
7."My Heart Won't Wander Very Far from You"Annette Cotter, Buddy Carvalhe2:21
8."Second Chances"S. D. Shafer, Tommy Collins4:13
9."You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"S. D. Shafer, Collins2:49
10."I'm All Behind You Now"Dillon3:13
Total length:29:55[1]

Personnel[edit]

All tracks except "Hot Burning Flames" and "You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"

The Ace in the Hole Band[edit]

on "Hot Burning Flames" and "You Can't Buy Your Way out of the Blues"

  • David Anthony - acoustic guitar
  • Mike Daily - steel guitar
  • Gene Elders - fiddle
  • Phillip Fajardo - drums
  • Terry Hale - bass guitar
  • Ronnie Huckaby - piano, synclavier
  • Bennie McArthur - electric guitar
  • Rick McRae - electric guitar
  • George Strait - lead vocals
  • Curtis "Mr. Harmony" Young - background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Steve Tillisch – engineer
  • Willie Pevear – engineer
  • Chuck Ainlay – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • Marty Williams – engineer
  • Jessie Noble – project coordinator
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Mickey Braitheaite – design
  • Jerry Smith – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 117

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dillon, Charlotte. Ocean Front Property at AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Hurst, Jack (March 22, 1987). "Ocean Front Property". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 12, 2013.