Sevens (album)

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Sevens
Sevens.jpg
Studio album by Garth Brooks
Released November 25, 1997
Studio Jack's Tracks Recording Studio, Nashville
Genre
Length 46:01
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks chronology
Fresh Horses
(1995)Fresh Horses1995
Sevens
(1997)
The Limited Series
(1998)The Limited Series1998
Singles from Sevens
  1. "In Another's Eyes"
    Released: August 18, 1997
  2. "Longneck Bottle"
    Released: November 22, 1997
  3. "She's Gonna Make It"
    Released: January 15, 1998
  4. "Two Piña Coladas"
    Released: March 16, 1998
  5. "You Move Me"
    Released: August 24, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
Robert ChristgauB[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]

Sevens is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on November 25, 1997, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and on the Top Country Albums chart. The album also topped the Country album charts in Britain for several months and crossed over into the mainstream pop charts. His duet with Trisha Yearwood, "In Another's Eyes", won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the Grammy Awards of 1998. Sevens was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy the following year.

777,777 copies of Sevens were marked as First Editions. These albums have a gold seal on the CD booklet and a similar mark on the CD itself. Canadian versions of the albums have a maple leaf shaped seal on the cover. First Editions were not released outside of North America.

Background[edit]

Brooks commented on the album by saying:

"I'm proud, I'm excited, I'm nervous, and it feels good to be back in the game again. This is a very personal album. I only wrote six of the songs, but there are many that are so 'me' that people I work with every day thought I wrote them".[6]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Longneck Bottle" (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:15
  2. "How You Ever Gonna Know" (Kent Blazy, Garth Brooks) – 3:35
  3. "She's Gonna Make It" (Blazy, Kim Williams, Brooks) – 2:45
  4. "I Don't Have to Wonder" (Shawn Camp, Taylor Dunn) – 3:04*
  5. "Two Piña Coladas" (Camp, Benita Hill, Sandy Manson) – 3:34
  6. "Cowboy Cadillac" (Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 2:50
  7. "Fit for a King" (Jim Rushing, Carl Jackson) – 3:58
  8. "Do What You Gotta Do" (Pat Flynn) – 2:57
  9. "You Move Me" (Gordon Kennedy, Pierce Pettis) – 4:34
  10. "In Another's Eyes" (Bobby Wood, John Peppard, Brooks) – 3:33
  11. "When There's No One Around" (Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott) – 3:33
  12. "A Friend to Me" (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 3:05
  13. "Take The Keys to My Heart" (Hill, Pam Wolfe, Tommy Smith) – 2:31
  14. "Belleau Wood" (Joe Henry, Brooks) – 3:28
  • A music video was made for I Don't Have to Wonder, even though it wasn't released as a single. It was directed by Jon Small and Garth Brooks.

Chart performance[edit]

Sevens debuted at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his fifth, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his seventh #1 Country album. In November 2006, Sevens was certified 10 x Platinum by the RIAA.

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[20] 42

Credits[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Recorded and Mixed by Mark Miller
  • Recorded at Jack's Tracks Recording Studio
  • Assisted by Duke Duczer and Joe Hayden
  • Strings recorded at Javelina Studios
  • Mastered at Georgetown Masters by Denny Purcell
  • Digital Editing by Carlos Grier

Personnel[edit]

The following credits are sourced from liner notes.[21]

Crowd vocals on "Two Piña Coladas": Dorothy "The Birthday Girl" Robinson, Charles Green, Mat Lindsey, Sandy Mason, Shawn Camp, Big Al, "Double D", Sam "The Man" Duczer, Garth Brooks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sevens - Garth Brooks". Allmusic. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Alanna Nash (1997-11-28). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau Consumer Guide". Robertchristgau.com. 1992-11-10. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  5. ^ Garth Brooks (1998-01-22). "Rolling Stone review". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  6. ^ http://www.planetgarth.com/albums/sevens.php
  7. ^ a b c d http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Garth+Brooks&titel=Sevens&cat=a
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  9. ^ "Hits of the World - Eurochart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 20 December 1997. p. 43.
  10. ^ http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Garth+Brooks/3491/longplay
  11. ^ "Hits of the World - Ireland". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 17 January 1998. p. 51. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  12. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/19971207/40/
  13. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  14. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/garth%20brooks/
  15. ^ a b https://www.billboard.com/artist/302597/garth+brooks/chart
  16. ^ "Accreditations 1997 Albums - Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  17. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association: Certification Results- February 15, 2010". CRIA. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  18. ^ . BPI http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx. Retrieved 2013-02-12. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 12, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  20. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  21. ^ Sevens (CD). Garth Brooks. Capitol Records. 1997. 329519.