DOUBLE LIFE (Garth Brooks album)

Double Live (Garth Brooks album)

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Released November 17, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre Country, country rock, country pop
Length 47:08 (disc 1)
53:03 (disc 2)
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Allen Reynolds

Double Live is the first and only live album by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released on November 17, 1998 and is a two-disc compilation of live songs, recorded during Brooks’ 1996–98 world tour.

The album broke the first-week sales record at the time, previously held by Pearl Jam’s Vs., when it sold 1,085,000 copies. It became the best-selling live album in the US since Eric Clapton’s Unplugged in 1992, later becoming the best-selling live album in United States music history. It has been certified 21× Platinum by the RIAA (10.5 million shipped as it is a double album), and is the seventh most shipped album in the US. By 2012, it had sold 6,017,000 copies.

Double Live was re-released on September 5, 2014, as Double Live: 25th Anniversary Edition, exclusive to GhostTunes.

Track listing

Disc one

“Callin’ Baton Rouge” (Dennis Linde) – 2:58
“Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House” (Warren Haynes, Dennis Robbins, Bobby Boyd) – 2:44
“Shameless” (Billy Joel) – 3:55
“Papa Loved Mama” (Kim Williams, Garth Brooks) – 2:51
“The Thunder Rolls (The Long Version)” (Pat Alger, Brooks) – 4:48
“We Shall Be Free” (Stephanie Davis, Brooks) – 4:43
“Unanswered Prayers” (Alger, Larry Bastian, Brooks) – 3:41
“Standing Outside the Fire” (Jenny Yates, Brooks) – 3:43
“Longneck Bottle” (Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner) – 2:42
feat. Steve Wariner
“It’s Your Song” (Pam Wolfe, Benita Hill) – 4:18
“Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)” (Randy Taylor, Brooks) – 3:12
“The River” (Victoria Shaw, Brooks) – 3:48
(untitled track) – 0:061
“Tearin’ It Up (And Burnin’ It Down)” (Kent Blazy, Williams, Brooks) – 3:56
1Track 13 is six seconds of crowd noise, added to make the final track on this disc #14.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Double Live includes the following additional tracks:

“More Than a Memory” (Lee Brice, Billy Montana, Kyle Jacobs) – 3:29 (Between “Papa Loved Mama” and “The Thunder Rolls”)
“Workin’ for a Livin'” (Duet with Huey Lewis) (Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes) – 3:22 (Between “Much Too Young” and “The River”)
Disc two[edit]
“Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” (Williams, Blazy, Brooks) – 4:45
“Rodeo” (Bastian) – 3:44
“The Beaches of Cheyenne” (Dan Roberts, Bryan Kennedy, Brooks) – 3:51
“Two Piña Coladas” (Shawn Camp, Hill, Sandy Mason) – 4:38
“Wild as the Wind” (Pete Wasner, Charles John Quarto) – 4:13
featuring Trisha Yearwood
“To Make You Feel My Love” (Bob Dylan) – 3:17
“That Summer” (Alger, Sandy Mahl, Brooks) – 4:42
“American Honky-Tonk Bar Association” (Kennedy, Jim Rushing) – 4:05
“If Tomorrow Never Comes” (Blazy, Brooks) – 3:44
“The Fever” (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Kennedy, Roberts) – 3:40
“Friends in Low Places (The Long Version)” (Earl “Bud” Lee, DeWayne Blackwell) – 8:56
“The Dance” (Tony Arata) – 3:56
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Double Live includes the following additional tracks:

“Heart in New York” (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle) – 1:21 (Between “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” and “Rodeo”)
“Good Ride Cowboy” (Jerrod Niemann, Bryan Kennedy, Richie Brown and Bob Doyle) – 3:40 (Between “Wild as the Wind” and “To Make You Feel My Love”)
“Wrapped Up In You” (Wayne Kirkpatrick) – 4:26 (Between “American Honky-Tonk Bar Association” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes”)


Compiled from liner notes.[


Susan Ashton – background vocals
Bob Bailey – background vocals, choir
Bruce Bouton – steel guitar
Mark Casstevens – acoustic guitar
Lisa Cochran – choir
Stephanie Davis – acoustic guitar, background vocals
Mike Elred – choir
Ty England – acoustic guitar
Béla Fleck – banjo
David Gant – keyboards
James Garver – electric guitar, background vocals
Mark Greenwood – bass guitar, background vocals
Vicki Hampton – background vocals, choir
Mark Ivey – choir
Marabeth Jordan – choir
Gordon Kennedy – electric guitar
John Kinsch – electric guitar
Chris Leuzinger – electric guitar
Jimmy Mattingly – fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar
Steve McClure – electric guitar, steel guitar
Donna McElroy – background vocals
Terry McMillan – harmonica
Nashville String Machine – strings
Debbie Nims – acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals
Mike Palmer – drums
Victoria Shaw – background vocals
Lisa Silver – choir
Betsy Smittle – bass guitar
Keith Urban – electric guitar
Cindy Walker – choir
Steve Wariner – acoustic guitar, background vocals
Bergen White – choir
Dennis Wilson – choir
Bobby Wood – keyboards
Trisha Yearwood – background vocals, choir


Guy Charbonneau – engineering
Carlos Grier – digital editing
John Harris – engineering
Mark Miller – engineering, mixing
Denny Purcell – mastering
Allen Reynolds – production
John Saylor – engineering
Steve Smith – engineering
Overdubs and mixing at Jack’s Tracks, The Music Mill, and The Tracking Room