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Fresh Horses is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on November 21, 1995. Fresh Horses peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Fresh Horses
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 1995
RecordedJack's Tracks Recording Studio
GenreCountry
Length38:13
LabelCapitol Nashville
ProducerAllen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
The Hits
(1994)
Fresh Horses
(1995)
Sevens
(1997)
Singles from Fresh Horses
  1. "She's Every Woman"
    Released: August 28, 1995
  2. "The Fever"
    Released: November 20, 1995
  3. "The Beaches of Cheyenne"
    Released: December 11, 1995
  4. "The Change"
    Released: February 28, 1996
  5. "It's Midnight Cinderella"
    Released: June 10, 1996
  6. "That Ol' Wind"
    Released: September 30, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
Robert ChristgauB+[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]
Spin(8/10)[5]

The album had a worldwide radio ban until it was available to buy. Only the two singles issued ("She's Every Woman" and "The Fever") were allowed to be played before this date, the latter of which was a new country-rock version of an old Aerosmith song. Through 2006, approximately 7 million copies have been sold in the U.S.

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Brooks commented on the album saying:

"Everyone was expecting this album to be pop. Everyone said we were leaving (country). For the first time ever, I was involved (in writing) in eight of the 10 cuts, so it's a huge reflection of myself. It's the things I enjoy singing about. I got to sing about the band on the road, I got to sing about cowboys, and more importantly, the women who put up with those cowboys."[6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Old Stuff" (Bryan Kennedy, Dan Roberts, Garth Brooks) – 4:12
  2. "Cowboys and Angels" (Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Brooks) – 3:16
  3. "The Fever" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Roberts, Kennedy) – 2:40
  4. "That Ol' Wind" (Leigh Reynolds, Brooks) – 5:22
  5. "Rollin'" (Harley Allen, Reynolds, Brooks) – 4:07
  6. "The Change" (Tony Arata, Wayne Tester) – 4:06
  7. "The Beaches of Cheyenne" (Roberts, Kennedy, Brooks) – 4:13
  8. "To Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan)^ - 3:55
  9. "It's Midnight Cinderella" (Williams, Blazy, Brooks) – 2:23
  10. "She's Every Woman" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 2:53
  11. "Ireland" (Stephanie Davis, Jenny Yates, Brooks) – 5:01

^"The Limited Series" (1998) of the album inserted a cover of Bob Dylan’s "To Make You Feel My Love" between tracks 7 and 8. This cover was originally part of the soundtrack to Hope Floats.

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Fresh Horses peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and peaked #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his sixth #1 Country album. In November 2006, Fresh Horses was certified 7 x Platinum by the RIAA.

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1995 "She's Every Woman" 1 1
"The Fever" 23 2
"The Beaches of Cheyenne" 1 1
1996 "The Change" 19 8
"It's Midnight Cinderella" 5 2
"That Ol' Wind" 4 3

Other charted songsEdit

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1995 "The Old Stuff" 64
"Rollin'" 71

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Fresh Horses". Ew.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: garth brooks". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 105. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ "Garth Brooks - Fresh Horses CD Album MP3". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Garth Brooks News Archive: Ready to ride Garth Brooks has 'Fresh Horses' for his biggest, longest tour ever". Planetgarth.com. 1995-11-21. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  7. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "Garth Brooks - Fresh Horses - swisscharts.com". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Hits of the World – Eurochart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 9 December 1995. p. 43.
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  10. ^ "Hits of the World – Ireland". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 16 December 1995. p. 85. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
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  14. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations". 21 July 2011. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association: Certification Results- February 15, 2010". CRIA. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  17. ^ "Certified Awards". 15 March 2015. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum – February 12, 2010". RIAA. Archived from the original on September 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-12.