Now I am not a huge Country Music fan, but there are some artist that I can’t help but like. I grew up in the South so Waylon, Willie and Johnny are staples. But there was one artist I gravitated towards and that was Garth Brooks. I actually don’t own anything he has, but I did at one time or another. When Amazon was doing their Black Friday Deals, these Legacy Box Sets popped up so I took a look. Normally these sets run for about $60 and that is way too much for me to spend as a casual fan (I say casual, but I did drive to Greensboro, NC from Charlotte, NC to see Garth live and it was worth it). The price on the box set was $19.50…SOLD!!!!
What did I get for that price? I got 7 LPs and 7 CDs all housed in a wonderful box…thus the name…box set. Here is the Hype sticker to give you an idea of what I got for my money…
Another week of a ton of new releases as everyone tries to get their albums out in time for the Christmas rush. And there are quite a few that interest me and one that interests a ton of my fellow blogging friends which is why it is #1 on the list. For those of us in the U.S., this coming week is Thanksgiving and with a year like we’ve had, we do have a lot to be thankful for and now more than ever we should make sure we let everyone know how special they are in our life and what they mean to us. But before we do that, why don’t you check out the releases this week and let me know which ones you want to hear or what I may have missed as everyone needs to know. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! Oh yeah, my choices are in Blue!!
Iron Maiden – Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City – (Sanctuary Records): I am not a huge Iron Maiden fan, but that doesn’t stop me from listing this as the #1 release of the week. My first thought is that this is yet another live album as Maiden has millions of them it seems. But a friend told me that this one is cool as the track list is so different the last album and there are songs they haven’t done in awhile. I would agree that would make this one worth getting. What are those songs? I don’t remember, but if you are real fan, you will know when you see the track listing. I hope you all enjoy. And yes, I will give it a spin.
The Wild Feathers – Medium Rarities – (The Wild Feathers): This is my top choice. An album of rare tracks from The Wild Feathers and since I have everything they have done and for the fact that I love rare tracks, demos any thing new by a band, this has been ordered and on its way. Oh yeah, and it will be signed by the band!!! Cool stuff. And if you want to know, they are a little country, a little folk, a little southern rock and a whole lot of awesome.
For My Sunday Song #26, my wife has selected “Unanswered Prayers” by Garth Brooks. Here is what she has to say about the song and what it means to her.
Written by Garth Brooks, Pat Alger and Larry Bastian and released in October 1990 on his No Fences album. Brooks said “Every time I sing this song, it teaches me the same lesson…happiness is not getting what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.”
I suspect you are already thinking of at least one unanswered prayer that you are mighty grateful the good Lord did not answer. Am I right? Every time I hear the name of this song or see the name of this song, I can’t help but to think of where I would be today had God answered some of those prayers I prayed. And, you know what, I probably wouldn’t be here right now writing this blog for you. It scares me to even think about it. We have the prayers such as “God, please help me make an A on this math test”; or “God, don’t let my parents catch me talking on the phone late”; or “God, please make that boy like me”. Then as we get older, we start asking for bigger and more serious stuff and sometimes we think it is going to be the end of the world if it doesn’t happen, especially in the time frame we want it to happen. Prayers such as “God, I can’t live here anymore so please help me get the job I applied for in this other city so I can move and start a new life”, or “God, I am so in love with this guy and I know he is the one so please make it work between us”. What do these prayers have in common? They are all based on our wants rather than God’s will.