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  • Audio CD (31 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Humphead
  • ASIN: B0015435QG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,371 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David on 25 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
George Strait certainly is a troubadour. As the King of Country music, he has delivered some darn fine albums, and this is one of many. Although not as strong as it's predecessor, the career highlight, "It Just Comes Natural", there are some truly good moments such as the achingly poignant, "Give Me More Time", which includes the lines, "A patient and his doctor meet behind closed doors, "You kidding me? How could this be, I'm only 24. Give me more time."

This album was recorded at Jimmy Buffett's Key West studio, a factor which seems to emerge on the Caribbean-flavoured "River of Love" and the Honeymoon-themed "When You're In Love". The ballad "It Was Me", reminds me of Strait's 1999 hit single "Meanwhile". Other highlights include the two Western-swingers, "Make Her Fall In Love with Me Song" and "West Texas Town", his duet with his songwriter of many years standing, Dean Dillon. They sound very alike so it can be difficult to tell who's singing, but Strait's voice has grown slightly deeper as he's matured. The album does have a couple of weaker tracks: "House of Cash", the duet with Patty Loveless, about Johnny and June's home burning down is a bit of a miss-step and "House With No Doors" is only saved by the charm Strait brings to it vocally. Having said that, the title track and second single would be an autobiographical anthem (had he written it himself), while "Brothers of the Highway", is a good - if standard fare - trucker song, but it's clear which is the album's centrepiece. "I Saw God Today" is probably one of the best singles in country music this year. A touching, introspective song, it must inspire whoever hears it. And the fact it was the fastest-rising single of his career to date can only underline the sentiment. In conclusion, "Troubadour" is a good album, not Strait's best by any means, but certainly a respectable effort and a fine addition to a career which has seen some remarkable achievements of historic proportions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hondo on 30 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Troubadour has topped both the US country and pop charts and the title tack and I Saw God Today have made the country top ten. Both of these songs sound personal and reflective. The album demonstrates several styles including Make Her Fall In Love With Me Song (infectious Texas swing song), River of Love (laid backed Jimmy Buffett style), House of Cash (dramatic rock sound), Brothers of the Highway (trucker anthem) and If Heartaches Were Horses (soaring ballad). Despite the several different styles, George Strait has remained true to his style and standards with another great album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Wylie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Shorter Oxford Dictionary describes a troubadour, among other things, as a person who sings verses or ballads. George Strait certainly meets this definition. Many others do too, but few with anything like the power he achieves.

A somewhat frustrated and late developing country western music fan, I was introduced to his vocal magic in the film 'The Horse Whisperer'. Sadly, I failed to follow up on my instant attraction to his talents.

Recently, I accidently stumbled across this album whilst browsing on the internet. I could hardly believe my ears! This musical magician not only gets your toes tapping uncontrollably, he also twangs at your heart and goes on to pluck at your very musical soul.

This is a brilliant album for anyone starting to explore country western music.

Having re-discovered this amazing Texan talent, I do not intend to lose him again.
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Five BIG Stars!! Award-winning country music legend and Hall of Famer George Strait spins up another winner with the CD "Troubadour", which went on to produce two #1 country chart hits: "I Saw God Today" and "River of Love". The entire CD was named the country CD of the year and gave Mr Strait his first ever Grammy. One of the biggest selling music artists alive, regardless of music genre, George uses his calm, tightly-controlled, well-modulated and exciting voice to tell great stories from purely wonderful lyrics and great country rhythms. On the heels of his award-winning It Just Comes Natural, George has created very interesting new material for us fans to enjoy. On this 12 track CD, he surveys a big slice of Americana, serving up two duets along the way, giving us his viewpoint on today's life, love, and events using beautiful ballads, laid-back barroom blues, and honky-tonk swingers.

The 'Best of the Best' begin with the wonderful title track "Troubadour": a great song about a singer looking back and looking ahead, with Vince Gill harmonizing beautifully in the background. The first few words of "Troubadour" demonstrate the fact that master singers like Mr Strait make every nuanced note count: a singing seminar in one verse. "Brothers of the Highway" is a honky-tonk wonder that salutes big-rig truckers who play such a vital role in coast-to-coast transportation: the bridge is pure joy: 'sailin' for the settin' sun". (And it went straight to my iPod). "House of Cash" with Patti Loveless is a great tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, based on the fire that posthumously burned down their house.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Although George Strait doesn't write any of his own material, he somehow manages to personalise every song he sings without any apparent effort on his part or that of his band. Since 1981 he has released 30 albums without ever straying from his hallmark honky tonk and western swing style. In fact, in all that time, he's never made bad record, some uneven ones, but never bad.

Despite the lazy, relaxed style of George, there's something about his albums that make them compelling. Perhaps it's the occasional catch in the throat, or the mischievous phrasing, but, whatever it is, it works every time. He has made better albums than "Troubadour", compared to "Ocean Front Property" for example, but Strait aficionados, of which I am one, won't be disappointed.

The songs on this album are sincere and literate and most revolve around his usual themes of love heartache, grief and pain. There is one exception, the appalling "House Of Cash" about the destruction of Johnny Cash's house by fire last year. The lyrics are in dreadful taste and it doesn't even have the merit of being a half decent song. Docked a star because of it!
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