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Brooks sneak peaks "Man Against Machine"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Garth Brooks is giving fans a sneak peak at his disc "Man Against Machine," today only at Ghosttunes.

Brooks speaks over a portion of the track, talking abo8ut each cut.

Brooks sent out an email Thursday, saying, "a friend of mine at GhostTunes asked if we would take a different look at sampling for this new record...he wanted to know if we would speak a little bit on each song as a snippet of the song was playing. Because he asked, we went into studio and tried it. We were all surprised to hear how cool it turned out. Because it was his idea and his ask, I felt it fair to keep this to GhostTunes. Because it is GhostTunes, Halloween seems like the perfect time. So, for 24 hours, starting at midnight Thursday night, October 30th and for the entire 24 hours of Halloween, 2014, a sneak-peek at the new album will be available...only you all know about it so no sweat if you don't get over there, I just thought you all should be the first to hear it if you wanted to. I really hope you like the new music."

"This thing's a monster, just a monster," said Brooks in introducing "Cold Like That," referring to the song as "like capturing lightning in a bottle."

The disc will be out Nov. 11. He has been touring in the U.S. since September, starting with Chicago.

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