Don't Close Your Eyes
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||Flying Colors||Keith Whitley||3:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's All Coming Back to Me Now||Keith Whitley||2:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lucky Dog (Single)||Keith Whitley||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Close Your Eyes||Keith Whitley||4:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Birmingham Turnaround||Keith Whitley||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Some Old Side Road (Single)||Keith Whitley||3:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Would These Arms Be In Your Way||Keith Whitley||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm No Stranger to the Rain||Keith Whitley||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Never Go Around Mirrors||Keith Whitley||4:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When You Say Nothing At All||Keith Whitley||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Day In the Life of a Fool (Single)||Keith Whitley||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Honky Tonk Heart||Keith Whitley||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Keith Whitley’s voice fills Don’t Close Your Eyes to the rafters—it's supple and unassuming with a down-home Kentucky twang that never overstays its welcome. “A Day in the Life of a Fool” has a Merle Haggard feel—that rare ability to unabashedly sing from the heart like no one's looking. Whitley’s country roots shine through on contemporary ballads like the title track and “When You Say Nothing at All.” Don’t Close Your Eyes is the last album Whitley saw release, before his passing in 1989. Listen and hear a country superstar in full creative bloom.
We need this man back
This was Keith's second to last album before his fatal death in 1989 ( the year I was born!). I bought this on my birthday three years ago, Once I heard it the whole way through the first time I thought to myself, "He is unbeliveable!" It was this album that officially hooked me to country music for life, his material ranges from love ballads to tunes fit for a line dance down at the local country club. While I agree with the iTunes reviewer about the album's singles ( Tracks 4, 8, 9 and 10) being the best, I don't think that the rest of the songs should be overlooked or considered weaker. By the sound of it almost ALL of these tracks could've been charting singles to a certain degree ( especially Honky Tonk Heart). Country music is a great genre with many excellent artists but VERY FEW can live up to the calibur and style of Keith Whitley, we need more artists like him to come out. If you're listen to country music AT ALL OF ANY KIND this album or any other of Whitley's is ESSENTIAL. Rest In Peace Keith, Rest In Peace.
I miss the good, old time country.. Keith was a legend!
Born: July 1, 1954 in Ashland, KY
Years Active: '70s, '80s