Ocean Front Property

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Ocean Front Property
Ocean Front Property.jpg
Studio album by George Strait
Released January 12, 1987 (1987-01-12)
Recorded September 1986
Studio Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 29:55
Label MCA
Producer
George Strait chronology
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
(1986)Merry Christmas Strait to You!1986
Ocean Front Property
(1987)
Greatest Hits Volume Two
(1987)Greatest Hits Volume Two1987
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.