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Ropin the Wind
Genres: Country, Pop
One artist...one decade...one hundred million albums sold! Garth Brooks remains the biggest Country artist of all-time. He harnessed the Country and Pop influences of has past and created a new kind of Country that appeal... more »
One artist...one decade...one hundred million albums sold! Garth Brooks remains the biggest Country artist of all-time. He harnessed the Country and Pop influences of has past and created a new kind of Country that appealed to different generations of fans and crossed over into the Pop market like no other artist before him. Garth Brooks changed the rules based on his talent alone. He became a worldwide superstar while remaining true to his humble roots, which added to his appeal. This is his 1991 album and features 'Against The Grain', 'Rodeo' and 'Burning Bridges'. Pearl.
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Bobby K. (roulduke) from NEPTUNE BEACH, FL
Reviewed on 6/5/2015...
The CD, the artwork & the jewel case are like brand new. I will ship is in the case and wrap it so it arrives in perfect shape. Thanks.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Candace G. from CARTERVILLE, IL
Reviewed on 6/28/2007...
Good collection. I particularly like the last song. THE RIVER. Tha's real!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Lisa M. (wordsmithing) from MC EWEN, TN
Reviewed on 9/28/2006...
This is the original release CD. Front insert includes the song lyrics. Jewel case w/back insert is long missing.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY
Reviewed on 9/25/2006...
If you like Garth you will enjoy this cd!
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MR NC SHACKLEY | London, England | 06/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It might seem strange having a British person writing a review of a country music album, but I think this is a truly brilliant album. I cannot fault any of the tracks. I've heard people say that Garth Brooks isn't real country, well I wouldn't know about that as we hardly ever hear country music in England! Whether it's country or not, it's still good music, and that's all that matters to me.Garth Brooks is mainly famous for his ballads, and the best ones here include 'What She's doing Now', 'Lonesome Dove' and 'The River'.For me though, the best songs on this album are the humorous, honky-tonk numbers - 'Papa Loved Mama' and 'We Bury The Hatchet'. Whereas for the ballads I need to be in a certain mood to listen to them, I can put on those two songs any time of the day and they'll always make me laugh, it's exactly how I picture country music to be. In fact, whenever my friends who don't like country music come round, I'll always play them those two songs. Their response is always the same - "What's so good about it, ALL country music sounds like that!" or "Yeah, yeah, I've heard all that Hillbilly crap before" I think the key to liking those songs is not to take them too seriously. Other good songs apart from the ballads and jokers are 'Rodeo' and 'Shameless'.Overall, a fantastic album and probably my favourite non-rock album of all time. Even if you don't like country music you'll probably like this, and that's the key to Garth Brooks' success."
No Rough Waters On This River - His Most Successful Album
Scott Kolecki | Brooklyn, Ohio USA | 10/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"By the time this album was to be released, Garth Brooks has clearly established himself as an icon in country music. So, it was with great anticipation that "Ropin' The Wind" came into existance. With the success of his first albums firmly establishing his marketability, there was speculation that this third entrie into the Garth franchise would have difficulty beating the records set by "Garth Brooks" and "No Fences". Who would have guessed that this album would, in fact, be his most successful and largest grossing album of them all."Ropin the Wind" is virtually a collection of greatest hits for Garth. Of the ten tracks on the CD, no less than five went on to become top 10 hits, many of which going straight to the top.The album redefined Garth's style and firmly established the rock/country hybrid style that made Garth popular in multiple music markets. Where his first two CD's were more traditional in their sound, this CD really crossed over into rock, while at the same time maintaining the rich sounds of country music. Even Garth, who had recorded the work of other country artists in the past, turned to friend Billy Joel ("The Piano Man") to help pen "Shameless", arguably one of the strongest songs on the album.Though thematically, the lyrics of his songs remained faithful to the ideas and themes found in country music, his styling definitely was more edgy, riding the line between country and classic rock. "Rodeo", a song about a man who is torn between the love of his woman and his passion for the rodeo is driving, with a very rhythmic feel. It plays at once like an up-tempo country song and a soulful blues/rock ballad."Papa Loved Mama" plays along those same lines, a hybrid of rock and country, perfectly blending the styles to create an entirely new sound. This song's lyrics are also a reversal of traditional country, where a vengeful husband turns against his cheating wife, running his semi-tractor into the side of a motel where she and her lover have slipped away. Where the song could have a very dark overtone based on its lyrics, its instead upbeat, with quick driving tempos and slick guitar and fiddle solos fleshing out the over-two-minutes long outro.Of course, no Garth album would be complete without at least one power-ballad, and this album has three beauts: "What's She Doing Now", a lament about a love gone wrong, and the balladeer pondering what his lost love is up to, "Lonesome Dove", a wonderfully narrated depiction of a family growing up in the old west, and, this reviewer's personal favorite Garth song of all time, "The River", an inspirational piece about chasing your dreams, and taking chances, regardless of the challenges that might be placed before you. This song, the final track on the album, resounds as Garth's favorite as well. (It should be noted that Garth always placed the songs most personal to him as the final track on each of his albums.)In all, "Ropin the Wind" is powerful, highly-stylized, and definitely one of the pinnacle albums in Garth's career. This is a great album for anyone who has never listened to a Garth Brooks CD, because it will make you an instant fan, no matter what style of music you listen to."