George Strait performs “Marina Del Rey” On Cowboy Rides Away Special.

"Marina del Rey" he reached # 6 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remaining 19 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, he reached number # 2. The song was included in George's second album, Strait from the Heart (MCA 1982)

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Marina Del Rey

Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1982 )
Album cover George Strait ( MCA 1982 )

Marina del Rey, a song written by Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus, was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label on January 11, 1982, at Music City Music Hall, Nashville, TN, at the recording session along with Marina del Rey, the song was also recorded, A fire can’t put out, George was accompanied in the recording session by: Dave Kirby (acoustic guitar), Steve Champman (rythm guitar), Bobby Thompson (acoustic guitar), Sonny Garrish (steel), Larry Paxton (bass), Jerry Kroon (drums), Fred Newell (guitar), Rob Hajacos (fiddle), Mitch Humphries (keyboards), Buddy Cannon and Gwen Kay (background vocals). With the production of Blake Mevis, the song was released on September 16, 1982. On January 8, 1983, he reached # 6 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remaining 19 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, he reached number # 2.

The song was included in George’s second album, Strait from the Heart (MCA 1982), the album was released on June 3, 1982, in the charts of the US Top Country Albums, reached number # 18. The album He was certified platinum in the USA.



History behind the song:

Single Promo George Strait ( MCA 1982 )
Single Promo George Strait ( MCA 1982 )

“Dean Dillon tells us that he was in Marina del Rey, California, with Steve Wariner and Sylvia, who were his label partners at RCA, taking a radio tour. They stayed at the Sheraton, in Marina del Rey. Steve liked them the magic tricks, and he took Sylvia to a magic show , Dean did not accompany them and went to the bar, where he met a young lady, with whom after this meeting, they had a romance that lasted a couple of years. Returning on the plane from Marina del Rey, Dean wrote much of the song about this girl he had met. When he arrived in Nashville he met with Frank Dycus, and they finished writing the song. “

Versions:

Kenny Chesney 2004 (BNA Records Label)
Vitamin String Quartet 2004 (Vitamin) Instrumental





George Strait – Marina Del Rey Lyrics

[Verse 1: George Strait]
We said good-bye in Marina Del Rey
“I had a good time” was the last thing
I heard her say, as I walked away
And on the plane back to Tennessee
My mind comes across her memory
And yesterday in Marina Del Rey

[Chorus: George Strait]
On a hidden beach, under a golden sun
She spread a blanket that we laid down on
And loved the world away in Marina Del Rey
And as we looked into each other’s eyes
We found our bodies lost in paradise
Like castaways in Marina Del Rey

[Verse 2: George Strait]
Like the ocean tides highs and lows
Love sometimes comes
And goes away in Marina Del Rey
And as this plane is touching down
Tears touch my eyes for I have found
My heart has stayed in Marina Del Rey

[Chorus: George Strait]
On a hidden beach, under a golden sun
She spread a blanket that we laid down on
And loved the world away in Marina Del Rey
And as we looked into each other’s eyes
We found our bodies lost in paradise
Like castaways in Marina Del Rey

[Outro: George Strait]
We said goodbye in Marina Del Rey

Single George Strait ( MCA 1982 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1982 )

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