Garth Brooks will release Man Against Machine, his ninth studio album and first since 2001 on November 11th. He previewed the songs exclusively on GhostTunes for 24 hours beginning last night at midnight. Brooks hosted a more in-depth listening session in Nashville today too.
The preview isn’t just brief snippets of the tracks on Man Against Machine. Each snippet has Brooks himself talking about the song laid over the beginning of the snippet.
Here’s the track list for Man Against Machine:
1. MAN AGAINST MACHINE
2. SHE’S TIRED OF BOYS
3. COLD LIKE THAT
4. ALL-AMERICAN KID
6. WRONG ABOUT YOU
7. RODEO AND JULIET
8. MIDNIGHT TRAIN
9. COWBOYS FOREVER
10. PEOPLE LOVING PEOPLE
11. SEND ‘EM ON DOWN THE ROAD
13. YOU WRECK ME
In listening to Garth talk about the 14 tracks, three of which he has co-writing credits on, you really hear his excitement shine through. You can imagine Garth in an arena full of screaming fans staring up into the rafters with his wide-eyed grin screaming “You came back! You came back!” with hints of tears in his eyes.
Man Against Machine will be available on store shelves and online on November 11. You can pre-order the album for $14.99 on GhostTunes and you’ll get to download the already-released “People Loving People” and ‘Send ‘Em On Down The Road”, another track off the new album.
Man Against Machine is also part of the Digital Bundle being sold exclusively on GhostTunes. This may be the greatest deal ever in music. $29.99 gets you Garth’s entire music catalog. That would be all 8 previous studio albums (Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ The Wind, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses, Sevens and Scarecrow), instant downloads of “People Loving People” and “Send ‘Em On Down The Road” as well as Man Against Machine and Garth’s second new album slated for a Fall 2015 release.
Garth Brooks resisted the urge to put his music out there digitally for years. On September 4, along with announcing his comeback world tour and new music, Garth also announced that he would be selling his music in digital form for the first time. GhostTunes allows artists to decide if they want to make their singles available or just full albums, as iTunes also does. One feature that is unique to GhostTunes is the ability for artists to bundle music together for a discounted price, like Brooks does on his Digital Bundle. Music that is purchased is immediately available in your GhostTunes Locker on the site to stream without having to download it.
Garth is currently in the middle of The Garth Brooks World Tour Sponsored by GhostTunes. He’ll be in St. Louis in early December for four shows at Scottrade Center.