Garth Brooks [Bonus Track]

Garth Brooks [Bonus Track]

by Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks [Bonus Track]

On Garth Brooks' self-titled debut, his fusion of rock & roll and traditional country genres like honky tonk and Western swing is already fully formed as is his gift for extended metaphors. One listen to his signature song and breakthrough hit, "The Dance," proves that, which is why he broke away from the hat acts that he was initially grouped with. Nevertheless, Garth Brooks is the most straightforward of all of his albums; Brooks sticks with neo-traditional country on about half of the tracks. He sings traditional country quite well -- "Not Counting You" is a particularly effective honky tonk number, demonstrating a debt to both George Jones and George Strait -- but what makes the album an exciting debut are songs like the genre-bending ballads "The Dance" and "If Tomorrow Never Comes"; and that is the style that would bring him mass success with his next album, No Fences. [Brooks re-released the album in 2000, adding the track "Uptown Down Home Good Ol' Boy."]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779089727
catalogNumber: 90897


  1. Not Counting You
  2. I've Got A Good Thing Going
  3. If Tomorrow Never Comes
  4. Uptown Down Home Good Ol' Boy
  5. Everytime That It Rains
  6. Alabama Clay
  7. Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
  8. Cowboy Bill
  9. Nobody Gets Off In This Town
  10. I Know One
  11. The Dance

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garth Brooks   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Wayland Patton   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Trisha Yearwood   Vocals
Bobby Wood   Keyboards
George Binkley   Strings
John Borg   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Kathy Chiavola   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Roy Christensen   Strings
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Wendy Suits Johnson   Vocal Harmony
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Jennifer O'Brien   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Drums
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Curtis Young   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mike Chapman   Bass

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Allen Reynolds   Producer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Tony Arata   Composer
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
DeWayne Blackwell   Composer
Henry Drysdale-Wood   Composer

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