Double Live (Garth Brooks album)

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Double Live
Live album by Garth Brooks
Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Country, country rock, country pop
Length 47:08 (disc 1),
53:03 (disc 2)
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
The Limited Series
(1997)
Double Live
(1998)
Garth Brooks...In the Life of Chris Gaines
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Double Live is the tenth album by American Country Music artist Garth Brooks, and was released on November 17, 1998. As its name implies, it is a two-disc live album recorded during Brooks' second world tour in 1998.

It broke the first week sales record at the time, previously held by Pearl Jam's Vs., when it sold 1,085,000 copies.[4] It became the best-selling live album in the U.S. since Eric Clapton's Unplugged in 1992. It has been certified 21× Platinum by the RIAA (10.5 million shipped as it a double album); it is the seventh most shipped album in the U.S.[5] According to Nielsen Soundscan, it has sold 6,017,000 copies.[6]

The album was re-released on September 5, 2014.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Callin' Baton Rouge" (Dennis Linde) – 2:58
  2. "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" (Warren Haynes, Dennis Robbins, Bobby Boyd) – 2:44
  3. "Shameless" (Billy Joel) – 3:55
  4. "Papa Loved Mama" (Kim Williams, Garth Brooks) – 2:51
  5. "The Thunder Rolls (The Long Version)" (Pat Alger, Brooks) – 4:48
  6. "We Shall Be Free" (Stephanie Davis, Brooks) – 4:43
  7. "Unanswered Prayers" (Alger, Larry Bastian, Brooks) – 3:41
  8. "Standing Outside the Fire" (Jenny Yates, Brooks) – 3:43
  9. "Longneck Bottle" (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:42
  10. "It's Your Song" (Pam Wolfe, Benita Hill) – 4:18
  11. "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" (Randy Taylor, Brooks) – 3:12
  12. "The River" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 3:48
  13. (untitled track) – 0:061
  14. "Tearin' It Up (And Burnin' It Down)" (Kent Blazy, Williams, Brooks) – 3:56
    • 1Track 13 is six seconds of crowd noise, added to make the final track on this disc #14.

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)" (Williams, Blazy, Brooks) – 4:45
  2. "Rodeo" (Bastian) – 3:44
  3. "The Beaches of Cheyenne" (Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 3:51
  4. "Two Piña Coladas" (Shawn Camp, Hill, Sandy Mason) – 4:38
  5. "Wild as the Wind" (Pete Wasner, Charles John Quarto) – 4:13
  6. "To Make You Feel My Love" (Bob Dylan) – 3:17
  7. "That Summer" (Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks) – 4:42
  8. "American Honky-Tonk Bar Association" (Kennedy, Jim Rushing) – 4:05
  9. "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Blazy, Brooks) – 3:44
  10. "The Fever" (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Kennedy, Roberts) – 3:40
  11. "Friends in Low Places (The Long Version)" (Earl "Bud" Lee, DeWayne Blackwell) – 8:56
  12. "The Dance" (Tony Arata) – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[8]

Musicians
  • Susan Ashton — background vocals
  • Bob Bailey — background vocals, choir
  • Bruce Bouton — steel guitar
  • Mark Casstevens — acoustic guitar
  • Lisa Cochran — choir
  • Stephanie Davis — acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Mike Elred — choir
  • Ty England — acoustic guitar
  • Béla Fleck — banjo
  • David Gant — keyboards
  • James Garver — electric guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Greenwood — bass guitar, background vocals
  • Vicki Hampton — background vocals, choir
  • Mark Ivey — choir
  • Marabeth Jordan — choir
  • Gordon Kennedy — electric guitar
  • John Kinsch — electric guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger — electric guitar
  • Jimmy Mattingly — fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar
  • Steve McClure — electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Donna McElroy — background vocals
  • Terry McMillan — harmonica
  • Nashville String Machine — strings
  • Debbie Nims — acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Mike Palmer — drums
  • Victoria Shaw — background vocals
  • Lisa Silver — choir
  • Betsy Smittle — bass guitar
  • Keith Urban — electric guitar
  • Cindy Walker — choir
  • Steve Wariner — acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bergen White — choir
  • Dennis Wilson — choir
  • Bobby Wood — keyboards
  • Trisha Yearwood — background vocals, choir
Technical
  • Guy Charbonneau — engineering
  • Carlos Grier — digital editing
  • John Harris — engineering
  • Mark Miller — engineering, mixing
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Allen Reynolds — production
  • John Saylor — engineering
  • Steve Smith — engineering

Overdubs and mixing at Jack's Tracks, The Music Mill, and The Tracking Room

Album cover themes[edit]

The album was originally released November 17, 1998 with a commemorative cover. In each of the next six weeks, another commemorative cover was released, each themed with one of Brooks' live performances.

Chart performance[edit]

Double Live debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his seventh, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, his ninth #1 Country album. In November 2006, Double Live was certified 21 x Platinum by the RIAA.

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[21] 50

Singles[edit]

"It's Your Song" was re-recorded in the studio and released as a single, peaking at #9 in late 1998. Two of the album's other tracks charted on the Billboard charts in 1998 from unsolicited airplay.

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1998 "It's Your Song" 9 62 5
"Tearin' It Up (And Burnin' It Down)" 63
"Wild as the Wind" (with Trisha Yearwood) 65

Chart Successions[edit]

Preceded by
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
by Alanis Morissette
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 5, 1998 - January 8, 1999
Succeeded by
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood by DMX
Preceded by
Come On Over
by Shania Twain
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 5, 1998 - January 30, 1999
Succeeded by
Wide Open Spaces
by Dixie Chicks
Preceded by
Tammy Wynette Remembered by Various Artists
Come On Over by Shania Twain
RPM Country Albums number-one album
November 30 - January 17, 1999
February 1–7, 1999
Succeeded by
Come on Over by Shania Twain
Come On Over by Shania Twain

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Hits of the World - Ireland". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 19 December 1998. p. 55. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
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