Available on Vinyl for the First Time In Honor of Its Silver Anniversary!
In honor of its silver anniversary in 2017, "the King of Country" George Strait's 6x platinum-selling Pure Country soundtrack will appear on vinyl for the very first time. Rapid diversification is a trait of Strait's yet even he may have been surprised to find that his soundtrack for Pure Country (a 1992 dramatic Western musical, in which he starred) would become his biggest selling album to date.
Working with producer Tony Brown for the first time (the duo have remained partners ever since) Strait turned out immaculate performances on the Eagles flavored "Last in Love" and the Mel Tillis tear jerker "Thoughts of a Fool" and scored some signature hits along the way with the pair of No. 1 singles "I Cross My Heart" and "Heartland."
In a rare profile in The New Yorker Strait divulged that he was initially reluctant to star as the lead in the film saying that he "was persuaded by the producer Jerry Weintraub and by Colonel Tom Parker, the former manager of Elvis Presley. After a concert in Las Vegas, Parker told Strait how important Hollywood had been to Presley. ‘Elvis hated making those movies,' he said – but they transformed him from a pop star to an icon.'"