Garth Brooks’ new box set, The Limited Series, has gone Platinum, selling over one million boxed sets (six million discs). The boxes set includes three previous albums, a DVD and a Lost Sessions disc that features 11 unreleased songs, including Good Ride Cowboy, Garth’s smash hit tribute to Chris LeDoux. It achieved Wal-Mart’s highest volume of sales ever for the first day of a musical release and continues to be a “must have” item for music fans around the country and Canada.
The Limited Series is available exclusively at Wal-Mart for $25. “We certainly anticipated that an item as incredible as this boxed set would be tremendously popular,” said David Porter, Wal-Mart vice president for merchandise. “And for it to go Platinum in such a short period of time — that simply shows how great this selection is. Going Platinum for a boxed set in just two weeks is a huge accomplishment … and it just makes sense that Garth Brooks is the one to do it!”
The boxed set contains three classic Garth albums: Sevens, Scarecrow and Double Live. Also included is All Access, a never-before-seen DVD with behind-the-scenes footage, The Lost Sessions, a new CD with 11 previously unreleased songs, and a 68-page booklet.
The Lost Sessions, featuring “Good Ride Cowboy,” is a brand new CD with previously unreleased songs that Garth personally chose from his vault.
The All Access DVD is an exclusive to this boxed set and features over ninety minutes of music videos, live performances, and a gallery of over 150 pictures.
Sevens, originally released November 25, 1997, includes the singles “In Another’s Eyes”(the duet with Trisha Yearwood, “Longneck Bottle,” “She’s Gonna Make It,” “Two Pi”a Coladas,” “You Move Me,” and “Do What You Gotta Do.” Sevens debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts, topping the Billboard 200 for 7 weeks and the Country Albums chart for 13 weeks. The album won Favorite Country Album at the 1998 American Music Awards.
Garth Brooks Double Live 2-CD Set, originally released November 17, 1998, features twenty-two classics and three new songs, including the single “It’s Your Song.” Double Live set a record for first-week sales by selling more than a million copies. The packaging for Garth Brooks Double Live changed with every million copies produced and sold in the U.S. One of the three different album covers, plus a 16-page booklet of new artwork, is included in the boxed set.
Scarecrow, originally released November 13, 2001, includes the singles “Wrapped Up In You,” “Squeeze Me In” (duet with Trisha Yearwood), “Thicker Than Blood,” and “Why Ain’t I Running.” Scarecrow debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts and was the highest selling debut week for a country album since the release of Garth Brooks’ Double Live in 1998.
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