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The Lost Sessions
Garth Brooks, The Lost Sessions
Garth Brooks, The Lost Sessions
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Beverly H. from FLETCHER, OK
Reviewed on 8/19/2009...
It's a keeper.
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Austin Dalyai | Utah | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Think about it Garth fans... If you're here, looking at the reviews for this CD, you already love Garth. These are mostly older songs that were in the vault with a couple new ones thrown in for good measure. Never-the-less, it sounds just like we would all want a new Garth album to sound like. Its got honkey-tonk, ballads, rockers, and good re-makes. Its Garth, all the way through.
I would like to spend a little more time reviewing this CD, like I have many others, but it doesnt need it. If you are a fan, you'll like it. If not, dont worry about it. Go look for a CD by an artist that you do like. Just for good measure, I can tell you that Garth uses the same great crew of studio musicians on this that he has on every CD in the past. These guys are as tight as they come. Might not be a better studio-only band in Nashville. Or anywhere for that matter.
In closing, Id like to know where that other reviewer found the new box-set for $40.00, since it was only $25.00 at Wal-mart. And unless you go to Ebay and pay some cheating seller too much money, Wal-Mart is the only place you can buy it. So for the price of one more disc, you might as well get the whole box set anyway. The Lost Sessions disc in the Box is the original. This one is a re-release with 6 more songs on it.
Back in the Saddle
Rocky Raccoon | Boise, ID | 05/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Garth Brooks' 'The Lost Session' finds the all-time best-selling cowboy singer back in fine form. Here, like on 'Scarecrow,' Garth has rediscovered fine songwriting and musicianship. The songs' quality harkens back to the early days, yet manages to move forward at the same time. (Lost is any evidence of his middle years when he hit bottom with recordings like 'Fresh Horses'.) Just like 'Scarecrow,' the music is crisper. If anything, the songwriting is even a notch higher and more varied. Garth, fortunately, took his time. (Notice that there are sixteen songs here, so he hasn't taken his fans for granted.) In other ways he pulls out all stops.
The C.D. kicks off with "Good Ride Cowboy," a worthy rodeo song that is nearly as good as his original "Rodeo". However, "My Baby No Esta Aqui," is even better with playful lyrics and a ho-down back up that would leave the liveliest dancer panting. Throughout he captures many styles and gives the C.D. more variety than usual. Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top come to mind when listening to "I'll Be the Wind," but he also comes up with a fine orchestrated patriot song with "American Dream".
Not only does he do well with hot new country, but he also puts in some good ballads. "You Can't Help Who You Love" is good, and he and his newlywed bride, Trisha Yearwood, sing an engaging duet on "Love Will Always Win," a song that's spiritual and philosophical and not just about romance. Garth also waxes philosophical on "I'd Rather Have Nothing," a heartfelt song that couldn't be more sincere, even if he is the closest contender to the Beatles' royalties. Not everything is serious, though. "Under the Table," is clever enough, even if it doesn't hold a candle to his best drinking songs, "Two Pina Coladas" and "Friends in Low Places". He also gets playful with songs like the fine "That Girl Is a Cowboy". There are even two remakes: "Fishin' in the Dark," which he does well, and "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream," which is done alright, but is a good (and surprising) choice.
In my opinion, the album's finest moment is the middle part of "Allison Miranda". Here the musicians take off in flight without any vocals. It shows how much Garth has been a spirited and careful craftsman to give us some of his finest material in years."