Ropin' the Wind

Ropin' the Wind

by Garth BrooksGarth Brooks
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Overview

With Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks begins to make his '70s rock influences more explicit. Naturally, that is most notable in his reworking of Billy Joel's "Shameless," which he transforms from a rock power ballad into contemporary country. But that influence is also evident on ambitious epics like "The River" and even the honky tonk ravers of "Papa Loved Mama" and "Rodeo." Some might say that those rock influences are what make Brooks a crossover success, but he wouldn't be nearly as successful if he didn't have a tangible country foundation to his music -- even when he comes close to standard arena rock bombast, there are gritty steel guitars or vocal inflections that prove he is trying to expand country's vocabulary, not trying to exploit it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888750092625
catalogNumber: 500926
Rank: 6712

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garth Brooks   Primary Artist,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Trisha Yearwood   Vocal Harmony
Edgar Meyer   Acoustic Bass
Bobby Wood   Keyboards
Larry Cordle   Vocal Harmony
George Binkley   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Roy Christensen   Strings
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Carl Jackson   Vocal Harmony
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Kenny Malone   Percussion
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Percussion,Drums
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Richard Grosjean   Strings
Mike Chapman   Bass
Conni Ellisor   Strings
Theodore Madsen   Strings

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Pat Alger   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Bruce Bouton   Composer
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Carl Jackson   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Producer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Kim Williams   Composer
Royal Wade Kimes   Composer
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Kent Blazy   Composer
Cynthia Limbaugh   Composer
Larry Bastian   Composer
Stephanie C. Brown   Composer
Tony Baker   Photo Assistance
Scott Thomas   Photo Assistance

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Ropin' the Wind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Garth Brooks has the best male country singing voice. I just love the song Rodeo
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is easily Garth's best album ever. The opener, Against The Grain, is a wonderful fast-pace romp. Rodeo is a classic country song, and the next two songs are perfect slow tempo songs. They are both so different from each other and yet so good. The next song, Which One Of Them, is the only problem. Basically, it stinks. After that the next two songs are half country, half rock and roll. The next three songs are filler material, but good filler material, especially In Lonesome Dove. Ropin' ends with The River, which can be put in the same category as Garth's hit The Dance.
shortlaronda More than 1 year ago
loved it