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Released: Nov. 21, 1995

Rating: 2.997 (average of 10 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. The Old Stuff
  2. Cowboys and Angels
  3. The Fever
  4. That Ol’ Wind
  5. Rollin’
  6. The Change
  7. The Beaches of Cheyenne
  8. To Make You Feel My Love *
  9. It’s Midnight Cinderella
  10. She’s Every Woman
  11. Ireland
* See Notes.


sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 60,000
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 8.5 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 2
peak on U.K. album chart 22

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • She’s Every Woman (9/9/95) #1 CW, #55 UK
  • The Fever (11/25/95) #23 CW
  • The Beaches of Cheyenne (12/9/95) #1 CW
  • That Ol’ Wind (12/9/95) 4 CW
  • The Change (12/9/95) #20 CW
  • It’s Midnight Cinderella (12/9/95) #32 CW
  • The Old Stuff (12/9/95) #64 CW
  • Rollin’ (12/9/95) #71 CW
  • To Make You Feel My Love (5/16/98) #1 CW, #8 AC
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 ‘To Make You Feel My Love.’

Fresh Horses
Garth Brooks
“Garth Brooks had to move forward in a dramatic way with Fresh Horses, his first new album since 1993. Following the massive successive of The Hits – which effectively recapped why the singer became the single most popular American performer of the ‘90s – Brooks positioned himself for a new direction with Fresh Horses” (Erlewine).

“The problem is, he doesn’t know which way he should go. Throughout the album, he swings back and forth between country and rock without any sense of purpose. Brooks tries to rework Aerosmith’s The Fever into a rowdy rodeo country-rocker, but the end result is forced and half-hearted” (Erlewine).

“The Aerosmith cover illustrates the problems of Fresh Horses: Brooks is trying too hard to cover new territory and restore hardcore honky tonk grit to his slick country-rock. When he lets his guard down – such on as the melancholy ballad The Beaches of Cheyenne and the sassy, suggestive It’s Midnight Cinderella – he can still come up with winners, but those moments don’t come frequently on Fresh Horses” (Erlewine).

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Previous Album: The Hits (compilation: 1989-1993) Next Album: Sevens (1997)

Last updated April 5, 2008.