Something Special (George Strait album)

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Something Special
Somethingspecialstrait.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 29, 1985 (1985-08-29)
StudioSound Stage Studios
Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length32:49
LabelMCA
Producer
George Strait chronology
Greatest Hits
(1985)
Something Special
(1985)
#7
(1986)
Singles from Something Special
  1. "The Chair"
    Released: August 26, 1985
  2. "You're Something Special to Me"
    Released: December 23, 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

Something Special is the fifth studio album by American country music artist George Strait, released on August 29, 1985 by MCA Records. It is certified platinum by the RIAA. The album produced singles in the track "You're Something Special to Me" (#4 on Hot Country Singles) and "The Chair" (#1 on the same chart). It was the first album for the MCA label to be issued on both LP album and compact disc.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."You're Something Special to Me"David Anthony3:19
2."Last Time the First Time"Robert N. Kelly2:13
3."Haven't You Heard"Red Lane, Wayne Kemp2:55
4."In Too Deep"Jerry Max Lane, Erv Woolsey2:38
5."Blue Is Not a Word"Jo-El Sonnier, Judy Ball2:52
6."You Sure Got This Ol' Redneck Feelin' Blue"Dean Dillon, Buzz Rabin3:12
7."The Chair"Hank Cochran, Dillon2:50
8."Dance Time in Texas"Peter Rowan3:16
9."Lefty's Gone"Sanger D. Shafer3:14
10."I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times)"Harlan Howard, Shirl Milete3:24
Total length:32:49[1]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ron Treat – engineer
  • Bob Bullock – engineer
  • Mark Coddington – engineer
  • Russ Martin – engineer
  • Tim Kish – engineer
  • Chuck Ainlay – mixer
  • Peter Brill Nash – photography
  • Simon Levy – art director
  • Brown – design and production

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Kirby, Kip (1985-10-26). "Country CD Business Picking Up". Billboard: 82. Retrieved 2010-01-08.