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Released: Sept. 14, 1992

Rating: 3.834 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. We Shall Be Free
  2. Somewhere Other Than the Night
  3. Mr. Right
  4. Every Now and Then
  5. Walking after Midnight
  6. Dixie Chicken
  7. Learning to Live Again
  8. That Summer
  9. Something with a Ring to It *
  10. Night Rider’s Lament
  11. Face to Face
* see Notes


sales in U.S. only 8 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 10 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 7
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • We Shall Be Free (9/12/92) #12 CW
  • Somewhere Other Than the Night (10/17/92) #1 CW
  • Learning to Live Again (2/6/93) #2 CW
  • Dixie Chicken (2/13/93) #73 CW
  • That Summer (5/8/93) #1 CW
  • Something with a Ring to It * (5/23/98) #68 CW
* see Notes

Notes: In 1998, Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ the Wind, The Chase, In Pieces, and Fresh Horses were packaged as a box set called The Limited Series. A bonus track was added to each album. This album’s track was Something with a Ring to It.

The Chase
Garth Brooks
The Chase is Garth Brooks’ most ambitious and personal album. Not coincidentally, it is one of his least popular releases, selling about half of what the previous Ropin’ the Wind [did]. But in its own way, The Chase is more rewarding and deeper than Ropin’ the Wind. That’s partially due to Brooks’ naked ambition; not only does he record We Shall Be Free with a gospel choir, but he tackles deeper social and personal issues than he has before” (Erlewine).

“However, the true key to the album is Brooks’ conviction; even when his musical experiments don’t quite work, it’s easy to admire and respect his ambition. Although there are light moments like Night Rider’s Lament and a cover of Little Feat’s Dixie Chicken, The Chase is a more somber, reflective record than his previous three albums; but given a bit of a time, it’s as satisfying as anything he's ever recorded” (Erlewine).

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Previous Album: Ropin’ the Wind (1991) Next Album: In Pieces (1993)

Last updated April 5, 2008.