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Garth Brooks in ... The Life of Chris Gaines

Garth Brooks...In the Life of Chris Gaines
Chris Gaines
Released September 28, 1999
Genre Alternative rock, country rock, country pop
Length 56:23
Label Capitol
Producer Don Was
Garth Brooks chronology

Double Live
(1998)
Garth Brooks...In the Life of Chris Gaines
(1999)
Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (mixed)[3]
The Daily Vault B−[4]
Entertainment Weekly C−[5]
Mojo (favorable)[6]
PopMatters (favorable)[7]
Q 3/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (dud)[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]

Greatest Hits, also titled Garth Brooks in.... The Life of Chris Gaines, is part of the alter ego project of American country music artist Garth Brooks, in which Brooks assumes the fictitious persona of alternative rock artist Chris Gaines. Originally, this album was intended to be the soundtrack for a movie called The Lamb that would star Brooks as a rock star recalling the different periods of his life. This album was purposely released a year in advance from the scheduled film release date to pique interest in Brooks performing rock instead of country. The Lamb, however, was never filmed due to financial and management problems.

This was released on September 28, 1999. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and also gained the first and, to date, only appearance on the U.S. Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, with "Lost in You", which peaked at #5. The track "It Don't Matter to the Sun" was later covered in 2005, by Rosie Thomas on her If Songs Could Be Held album.

On November 13, 1999, Brooks hosted Saturday Night Live as himself but performed the musical numbers as Chris Gaines without acknowledging to the audience that they were the same person. He performed "Way of the Girl."

Track listing

  1. "That's the Way I Remember It" (Tommy Sims, Tony Arata) – 4:29
  2. "Lost in You" (Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Sims) – 3:05
  3. "Snow in July" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Mike More, Andrew Logan) – 4:20
  4. "Driftin' Away" (Sims) – 4:56
  5. "Way of the Girl" (Kennedy) – 3:44
  6. "Unsigned Letter" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick) – 4:17
  7. "It Don't Matter to the Sun" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Sims) – 4:21
  8. "Right Now" (Cheryl Wheeler, Chet Powers) – 3:24
  9. "Main Street" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Trisha Yearwood) – 4:12
  10. "White Flag" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick) – 4:43
  11. "Digging for Gold" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick) – 5:08
  12. "Maybe" (Kennedy, Phil Madeira) – 5:11
  13. "My Love Tells Me So" (Kennedy, Kirkpatrick, Sims) – 4:33

Chart performance

Garth Brooks in.... The Life of Chris Gaines peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and peaked at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart. In November 1999, it was Certified 2 x Platinum by the RIAA.

Personnel

References

External links

  • Official Chris Gaines Myspace
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