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Released: August 23, 1993

Rating: 3.800 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre: country

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Standing Outside the Fire
  2. The Night I Called the Old Man Out
  3. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
  4. One Night a Day
  5. Kickin’ and Screamin’
  6. Anonymous *
  7. Ain’t Going Down ‘Til the Sun Comes Up
  8. The Red Strokes
  9. Callin’ Baton Rouge
  10. The Night Will Only Know
  11. The Cowboy Song
* see Notes

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 8.0
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 12.1


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 5
peak on U.K. album chart 2

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Ain’t Going Down ‘Til the Sun Comes Up (8/7/93) #1 CW
  • American Honky-Tonk Bar Association (9/11/93) #1 CW
  • Standing Outside the Fire (9/18/93) #3 CW, #28 UK
  • Callin’ Baton Rouge (9/18/93) #70 CW
  • One Night a Day (9/18/93) #74 CW
  • The Red Strokes (1/22/94) #49 CW, #13 UK

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 ‘Anonymous.’


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

In Pieces
Garth Brooks
“After the relative commercial disappointment of The Chase [only by Garth Brooks’ standards could a #1 multi-million-selling album be considered a disappointment], Garth Brooks toned down his experimental eclecticism on In Pieces. Alternating between heavily rock-influenced numbers, dramatic ballads, and revamped honky tonk, In Pieces appeals to the audience that found The Chase too pretentious and overly serious.” STE

“That doesn’t mean Brooks abandoned his desire to bend the rules – he’s just masked his more ambitious material with crowd-pleasing up-tempo numbers like American Honky-Tonk Bar Association and Ain’t Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up). In Pieces is an album that was made for the fans, and it shows – it is one of Brooks’ most energetic and exciting collections.” STE

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Previous Album: The Chase (1992) Next Album: The Hits (compilation: 1989-1993)


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Last updated April 27, 2010.