Music for All Occasions

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Music for All Occasions
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 1995
GenreAmericana, neotraditional country[1]
LabelMCA Nashville
ProducerDon Cook
Raul Malo
The Mavericks chronology
What a Crying Shame
Music for All Occasions
Singles from Music for All Occasions
  1. "Here Comes the Rain"
    Released: August 14, 1995
  2. "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down"
    Released: January 8, 1996

Music for All Occasions is the fourth studio album by the American country music band The Mavericks. The album was released on September 26, 1995, by MCA Nashville. It includes the singles "Here Comes the Rain", "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down" and "Missing You". "Somethin' Stupid" is a cover of the Frank Sinatra song.

The song "Foolish Heart" was used on the soundtrack of the 1995 film From Dusk till Dawn.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2.5/4 stars[2]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(dud)[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]

Rating it 4 out of 5 stars, AllMusic reviewer Mark Deming wrote that "the '50s pop accents that were bubbling under the surface on their previous set began to rise to the surface, both in their music and in the wink-and-nudge camp of the album's artwork" and "the polished cool of its surfaces aren't as immediately inviting" as the band's previous album "but the record's abundant pleasures become clear upon repeated listenings, and its one of the group's best and most accomplished studio sets."[1]

Track listing[]

  1. "Foolish Heart" (Raul Malo, Evan York) - 3:34
  2. "One Step Away" (James House, Malo) - 2:54
  3. "Here Comes the Rain" (Kostas, Malo) - 3:48
  4. "Missing You" (Al Anderson, Malo) - 3:29
  5. "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down" (Anderson, Malo) - 4:20
  6. "My Secret Flame" (Rafe Van Hoy) - 3:26
  7. "The Writing on the Wall" (Anderson, Malo) - 3:21
  8. "Loving You" (Anderson, Malo) - 4:19
  9. "If You Only Knew" (Kostas, Malo) - 2:56
  10. "I'm Not Gonna Cry for You" (Malo) - 3:40
  11. "Somethin' Stupid" (C. Carson Parks) - 2:59

Chart performance[]

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 9
U.S. Billboard 200 58
Canadian RPM Country Albums 3
Canadian RPM Top Albums 54


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Deming, Mark. "Music for All Occasions - The Mavericks". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  2. ^ Dretzka, Gary (1995-10-06). "The Mavericks Music for All Occasions (MCA)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000-10-15). "The Mavericks". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 9780312245603.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Muze. p. 579. ISBN 9780857125958.
  5. ^ Nash, Alanna (1995-09-29). "Music for all Occasions". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  6. ^ Salamon, Jeff (October 1995). "The Mavericks: Music for All Occasions". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 118–9. Retrieved 2018-05-15.
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