US Region One DVD
Garth Brooks has announced the release of his 2013 album, Blame it All On My Roots: Five Decades Of Influences, featuring Brooks singing covers of 40 songs from artists who have influenced him in his career, including James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Jerry Lee Lewis and Otis Redding, among others.
Please note: This box set is available exclusively in Walmart stores in the US, and the included DVDs are Region 1 encoded.
The songs are organised to represent the different genres of music, with each of the four discs containing 10 songs:
The Country Classics song list reads like a Who's Who of Country Music. Brooks pays tribute to the legends, as he sings Merle Haggard's Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down and George Jones' White Lightnin', George Strait's Unwound and Keith Whitley's Don't Close Your Eyes.
The Classic Rock collection songs are timeless. Brooks takes on Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama and the Eagles' epic hit, Life In The Fast Lane. He's at home singing anthems like Bob Seger's Against The Wind, Elton John's Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me and Robert Palmer's Addicted To Love.
The Melting Pot set is where Country, Rock, Soul, and Folk come together. You will hear Brooks' influences come to life when he sings Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson, Cat Stevens' Wild World, Jackson Browne's Doctor My Eyes, and Rod Stewart's Maggie May.
The Blue Eyed Soul Set is by far the biggest and most pleasant surprise, with Brooks' reading of the Ray Charles classic, What'd I Say, Otis Redding's Dock Of The Bay, and Marvin Gaye's Heard It Through The Grapevine.
In addition the set includes a reissue of the 2-CD plus DVD Ultimate Hits Collection. From Friends In Low Places to Thunder Rolls, you will find yourself singing along with some of the biggest songs of the last two decades.
In 2009, casino and resort visionary, Steve Wynn, brought Brooks out of retirement, and one of the most successful runs in Las Vegas history began a run with three straight years of sold-out shows at the Wynn Resort.
'When Mr. Wynn and I started,' said Brooks, 'we agreed that there would come a time when we would bring this show to the people who couldn't see it in person.' And that is exactly what Wynn and Brooks have done.
The mammoth set is completed as Brooks shares his memories of his childhood and the soundtrack behind it on the Blame It All On My Roots Live At The Wynn DVD.