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Ropin' the Wind

Garth Brooks  Main Performer

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1 Against the Grain Bouton/Jackson/Cord 2:22
2 Rodeo Bastian 3:53
3 What She's Doing Now Alger/Brooks 3:26
4 Burning Bridges Brown/Brooks 3:35
5 Papa Loved Mama Williams/Brooks 2:51
6 Shameless Joel 4:19
7 Cold Shoulder Brooks/Blazy/Willia 3:55
8 We Bury the Hatchet Kimes/Brooks 3:05
9 In Lonesome Dove Limbaugh/Brooks 4:48
10 The River Brooks/Shaw 4:25
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Ropin' the Wind

Audio Compact Disc

Label: Capitol

Style: Contemporary Country

Ropin' the Wind

UPC: 077779633029

Release Date: 09/14/1991

Original Release Date: 09/14/1991

Number of Discs: 1

Tracks: [Against the Grain, Rodeo, What She's Doing Now, Burning Bridges, Papa Loved Mama, Shameless, Cold Shoulder, We Bury the Hatchet, In Lonesome Dove, The River]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi