Garth Brooks will release the second installment of his anthology book and CD series later this year.
The country superstar revealed the news during the latest episode of Inside Studio G on June 27 that The Anthology II: The Next Five Years will be released “hopefully no later than November.”
“We got the green light. We’re ready,” he shared with viewers. “This thing is almost 300 pages with almost 280 something photographs in it, which is crazy.”
He revealed that it will include a never-before-heard version of Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love’ with his wife Trisha Yearwood.
“Miss Yearwood started this conversation with us about a duet that we had cut on Bob Dylan’s ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ for Hope Floats,” he explained. “She sang the ‘walking home in the rain’ line — I did the title track for it. And then she claims there was a duet done with just strings and a guitar … We dug in the vault, and sure enough there it was. This thing is gorgeous. It’s beautiful, so it’s in the anthology as well.”
The book also contains interviews with Bob Dylan and Keith Urban.
“I didn’t know Bob did interviews anymore, but he was sweet enough to do an interview for the anthology,” Brooks said. “And Keith Urban did an interview for it because it was through Keith that one of the greatest things in Double Live happened.”
“It’s like a music box with killer liner notes, pretty much what the anthology is. There are 6 CDs in this and it will cover the back half of the 90s…including stuff you’ve never heard before,” Garth said.
Garth Brooks The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years came out in 2017 and covers Brooks’ career from 1989 through 1993, and The Anthology Part III: Live, which was released in 2018, per Billboard.
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