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No Fences

Garth Brooks Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (9 Jan 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000025WI3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,742 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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No Fences captures Garth Brooks just after his initial success yet before superstardom. Though it includes "The Thunder Rolls", another of the pop country power ballads he'd introduced with "The Dance", No Fences bounces mainly between impersonations--often catchy and engaging ones, but impersonations nonetheless. "Wild Horses" is straight-up George Strait, while "Two of A Kind" and "Friends in Low Places" are John Anderson and Hank Jr. respectively. The best moment, the Dan Fogleberg-like "Unanswered Prayers", relays a message either highly spiritual or a hugely rationalized. Regardless, it succeeds because its delivery is earnest, sweet and humble--something Garth wouldn't be for long. --David Cantwell

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garth wins friends in many places 20 July 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Country music changed forever in 1989, led by Clint Black with his hugely successful debut album that spawned several number one country hits. Garth started at the same time as Clint but his debut album, while also very successful, didn't do as well as Clint's album at the time. With his second album (this one), Garth took country music to a level of popularity never previously known and became its leading star for much of the nineties. Indeed, Garth outsold all pop singers in America for a few years. I don't know how many copies this particular album has sold but I know it passed the ten million mark long ago. I was one of the early purchasers but, brilliant as it is, I never expected it to become that popular.
The four big American hits are The thunder rolls, Two of a kind working on a full house, Friends in low places and Unanswered prayers. None of these songs made the UK charts. Garth was unable to reproduce his American success in Britain although he eventually made the UK top twenty with a song from a later album. Friends in low places is a classic lightweight drinking song that Mark Chesnutt recorded at around the same time. More dramatic and equally brilliant is The thunder rolls, about a woman waiting for a man to come home safely during a stormy night - he does but she realizes that he's been cheating. Another classic is Unanswered prayers, in which Garth shows his gratitude for not having his old prayers answered, preferring his wife to an old flame. Sadly, Garth and his wife eventually went their separate ways some years later.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the greatest albums of all time. 20 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
With songs like The thunder rolls, Two of a kind working on a full house, Much too young (to feel this damn old), unanswered prayers, The Dance, If tomorrow never comes and his all time classic Friends in low places, you cant ignore the albums class. Even if youre not a big country music fan, this is a must have for anyones C.D collection. The Biggest selling country album of all time, from the biggest selling solo artist of all time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Marvelous 2 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Garth Brooks is the all time Country Rock Star I have as yet to find someone better and I doubt I ever will this is one of the best albums he has created I can relate to so many of the songs he has performed it makes me laugh, I have also just purchased his double album greatest hits it has a lot of songs from this and many others but I always turn back to this album to find some reassurance. I hope he makes many more just as good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars NOT BAD. NOT BAD AT ALL 26 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I would class myself as being a fan of a particular style of 'country' music, and it normally does not include what might be termed as 'main stream Nashville' Now you probably will not get anyone more main stream country than Garth Brooks, but that is no reason to write him off as being irrelevant. His impact upon both the country and pop charts during the 1990s was simply huge. He brought well crafted compositions' rock sensibility and showmanship to country. Not being overly aware of his work outside of this album (No Fences) I cannot categorically state that this is his best work, I simply do not know, but it would appear to be one of his most popular and successful. With compositions such as 'When Tomorrow Never Comes' / 'The Dance' / 'The Thunder Rolls' and Friends In Low Places' it is not very hard to see why. All in all a well produced and delivered set of songs, with some outstanding tracks and very few poor offerings. A good listen and an album well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars no fences 23 April 2014
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great cd
great value for money
will definately be buying more from this great singer
a list of great tracks
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5.0 out of 5 stars fab cd 25 Feb 2014
By smkybo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
a good sing a long . love garthie , he great one of his best cd , worth buying very happy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album. 25 Feb 2014
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This is one of the first albums i have bought by Garth brooks and probably the best one, if you like country this is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have 16 Jan 2014
By Lin
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I got this cd for my husband for christmas even though his not a "country fan" ... its a good job I like it too, because he hasn't stopped playing it since!
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Brought for my husband for christmas. He loves it. Good quick delivery would recommend this sell. Packaging a ok. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karen Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of country music
Even for those who may not appreciate country music, you will be surprised. This CD of Garth Brooks is in my opinion the best one and the only of country music in my collection of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Americo Vespucio
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
it arrived, cannot beat a bit of garth brookes nice easy listening of an evening with a glass of wine... arrived so quickly too
Published 12 months ago by esther taylor
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Nice music from his earlier days.His concerts were always sold out but the early ones were the best.''' ¡¡¡ ¡¡¡'''
Published 13 months ago by T Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
First Garth Brooks CD I have purchased and I really like it and will consider buying some of his other CDs.
Published 16 months ago by Joan Whiteside
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Country music from the past not what it is now. I am afraid this was not to my all round musical taste
Published 18 months ago by KD
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Country CD EVER!
Garth Brooks AT HIS BEST!
I originally bought it new about 10 years ago but it got damaged, So I bought it again USED for only 1p + 1. Read more
Published 20 months ago by gina452dy
5.0 out of 5 stars No Fences Garth Brooks
This album has an excellent mix of easy listening music and garth has a pleasant voice to listen to with variation
Published 20 months ago by Bruce Harding
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Garth Brooks best represents the turning point in country music, moving away from the outlaw country and more traditional acts to more middle-of-the-road, more pop-oriented country... Read more
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