||From the Vault...
© Capitol Records
Year of Release: 1992
Ain't Going Down
(Til The Sun
Friends In Low Places
Callin' Baton Rouge
Much Too Young
This Damn Old)
The Thunder Rolls
What She's Doing Now
We Shall Be Free
Papa Loved Mama
Two Of A Kind
A Full House
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Garth Brooks -- The Hits, a greatest hits compilation of the beginning
of his career, 12 number one country hits are here, all from his first 5 Capitol
label albums. My only complaint is that the songs were not arranged in chronological
order (as most greatest hits packages are), yet every song makes it a great
retrospective of a gentleman who triggered country music in a new direction in the
late 1980s into the 1990s.
|1991||Ropin' The Wind|
His first album (S/T) contains three songs on the Hits compilation,
where two reached #1: "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."
The non-#1, "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" is a great medium
tempo'd country song, mixing well with the remaining well-known hits.
His album No Fences would put Garth Brooks on the country map, with
four #1's, as they are all contained on The Hits: "Friends In Low
Places," "Unanswered Prayers," "Two Of A Kind Workin' On A Full House" and
"The Thunder Rolls."
His next album, Ropin' The Wind, contained four #1's: "Shamelessly,"
"What She's Doing Now," and "The River." "Rodeo" is also from the
Ropin' album, as it didn't reach #1, yet it was another big hit.
Also, "Papa Loved Mama" is here, another great honky-tonk'er.
From The Chase album, there are three songs on The Hits
compilation. The two mentioned reached #1: "Somewhere Other Than The Night"
and "That Summer." The gospel-tinged "We Shall Be Free" is another
great tune song from The Chase.
In Pieces was another huge album for Brooks, as it contained his next
two #1's: "Ain't Going Down" (Til The Sun Comes Up) and "American
Honky Tonk Bar Association." Other great country songs from this album are
"Standing Outside The Fire" and "Callin' Baton Rouge."
They're all here -- Garth Brooks' biggest hits from the beginning of his
superstar career, 18 songs, containing his first 13 #1's, and great album cuts.
For anyone just learning of his songs, The Hits is a great retrospective
look at the man who would develop a new sound in country music. Brooks would
land this album at #1 on the Pop album chart as well, as his career would
continue to skyrocket well into the end of the 1990s decade. Although there are
far many great songs from his albums not on The Hits, as if anyone who
wishes to get away from the "standard" Garth Brooks' most popular songs, check
out the WSVNRadio review of
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