Beyond the Season

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Beyond the Season
Garth Brooks Beyond the Season.jpg
Studio album by Garth Brooks
Released August 25, 1992
Studio Jack's Tracks Recording Studio
Genre Country, Christmas
Length 33:48
Label Liberty
Producer Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
Ropin' the Wind
Beyond the Season
The Chase
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]
Robert Christgau(dud)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[6]

Beyond the Season (stylized as Beyºnd the Seasºn) is the first Christmas album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on August 25, 1992, and peaked at number 2 on both of Billboard magazine's Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums sales charts that year. Beyond the Season was also the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of 1992 in the United States with sales of 1,542,000 copies for the year according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7] As of November 2014, the album has cumulative sales of 2,650,000 copies in the U.S. and is the seventeenth best-selling Christmas/holiday album in the U.S. during the entire SoundScan era (March 1991 – present).[8]

On November 15, 1995, Beyond the Season was certified Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipment of three million copies in the United States.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (John Wesley Work, Jr., Traditional) – 3:30
  2. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Traditional) – 2:34
  3. "The Old Man's Back in Town" (Garth Brooks, Randy Taylor, Larry Bastian) – 2:34
  4. "The Gift" (Stephanie Davis) – 4:45
  5. "Unto You This Night" (Rex Benson, Steve Gillette) – 3:46
  6. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin) – 2:55
  7. "The Friendly Beasts" (Traditional) – 3:32
  8. "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" (Buck Owens, Don Rich) – 2:29
  9. "Silent Night" (Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr) – 3:46
  10. "Mary's Dream" (Mark Casstevens, Bobby Wood) – :50
  11. "What Child Is This?" (William Chatterton Dix, Traditional) – 3:27

Chart performance[edit]

Beyond the Season peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and on the Top Country Albums. In November 1995, Beyond the Season was certified 3 x Platinum by the RIAA.


Year Single Peak positions
US Country
1998 "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" 41
1999 "Go Tell it on the Mountain" 72
2000 "White Christmas" 65
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" 69


References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  5. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Paul Grein (October 29, 2013). "Chart Watch Extra: What Will Be This Year's Top Christmas Album?". Chart Watch. Yahoo.
  8. ^ "The Gifts That Keep on Giving: Biggest Radio and Album Hits of the Holidays". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  9. ^ a b "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-12-02.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ a b[dead link]
  11. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association: Certification Results- February 15, 2010". CRIA. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved 2010-02-15.