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Don't Close Your Eyes

Keith WhitleyAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GN0KI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,224 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Flying Colors
2. It's All Coming Back to Me Now
3. Lucky Dog
4. Don't Close Your Eyes
5. The Birmingham Turnaround
6. Some Old Side Road
7. Would These Arms Be in Your Way
8. I'm No Stranger to the Rain
9. I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)
10. When You Say Nothing at All
11. Day in the Life of a Fool
12. Honky Tonk Heart

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Real Country Music" September 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Dont Close Your Eyes, this is the Album that solidified Keith Whitleys Career.When you hear the first song you can pretty much tell youve Stumbled onto something worth listening too.Flying colors is a song about a guy getting dumped by his girl, and her thinking her leaving would be the death of him.But, She gets tricked because he comes out A lot stronger man in the end and as the Song says he came through with Flying colors after losing you! meaning the girl that left him.Then we get to song number two Its all coming back to me now is a good song about a man trying to get over a girl and finding out that its not an Easy thing to do a line in the song says it all My mind cant forget what my heart wont allow its all coming back to me now.Then theres song number three Lucky dog its a kinda humorous little song about a guy finding a good girl and remembering the bad relationships he had to go through to get to her and he considers hisself A"lucky dog" Then theres song number four this song is probably The song that most remember Keith By its Called Dont close your Eyes.Its about a guy falling in love with a girl and trying to give her love unlike shes never known but,she keeps thinking of her last love and he tells her Dont close your eyes let it be me dont pretend its him in some fantasy Darling just once let yesterday go,and youll find more love than youve ever known just hold me tight when you love me tonight and Dont close your eyes.I think you get the message!Then theres a song after this called the Birmingham turnaround, its about a guy,and his girl having a lovers spat and him driving off and trying to forget her but, he turns around and heads back to her Great song!Then theres Some ol" side road now this song truly showcases Keiths vocal abilities to a t. Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest album of all-time March 8, 2003
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If you discount "Greatest Hits" and "Best of" compilations, this is the one album to own. This is the best album by the greatest singer. Classic songs such as "When You Say Nothing At All, Don't Close Your Eyes, and I'm No Stranger To The Rain, remain timeless and never get old. The ballads "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" co-written by Keith, "Would These Arms Be In Your Way" with great background vocals by Emmylou Harris, and the old Lefty Frizzel song "I Never Go Around Mirrors" are top notch slower songs. The album has great balance with up tempo numbers "Honky Tonk Heart" and "Birmingham Turnaround" being the best. I rate this album slightly higher than the follow up "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me"
mainly on the strength of the classic songs, three of the best of all time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Keith Whitley's premature death in his mid-thirties means that we will never know just how great he might have been. He was an obscure singer for many years before eventually making the big time. This was his first full-length album on a major label. His next album was almost completed when he died - others put the finishing touches to it and released it posthumously - so this album was the last that Keith released in his lifetime.

The album yielded three number one country hits for Keith including the title track (a superb ballad) and I'm no stranger to the rain (an up-tempo song). Nevertheless, the most famous song of the three by far is another superb ballad, When you say nothing at all. Alison Krauss covered it for a Keith Whitley tribute album, her version later being released on her hugely successful compilation, Now that I've found you. Later, other artists covered the song including Ronan Keating, whose version made number one in the British pop charts. The versions by Alison and Ronan (and maybe some others) reached many people who have never heard any of Keith's music. Whether Keith's version of the song is the best is irrelevant although I think his version is as good as any of the other vesrions of the song. Whoever else records it, Keith's version remains the original.

Apart from the three number one country hits, there are many other excellent songs here including I never go around mirrors (a cover of the Lefty Frizzell classic), It's all coming back to me now, Lucky dog, The Birmingham turnaround and Honky tonk heart.

If you enjoy traditional country music, you will surely love Keith's music - especially this album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars guaranteed to leave Haggard in the dust! November 2, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This is the cd I would let someone hear,if they've never heard country music.This is the picture of perfect country.You will love each song and never have it too far from your cd player!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 15, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keith Whitley - Don't close your eyes July 14, 2014
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I love this song more, I listen to it over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Close Your Eyes March 24, 2014
By sassy
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I just love Keith ,he is a very good singer, hope all will like it the cd. Hope people will just always but his CD's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for myself March 12, 2014
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Like the one song, not too crazy about the rest of the CD but no choice if you want a single you have to pay the price
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing artist
Published 5 days ago by Paul H
5.0 out of 5 stars a gift
A gift to my wife, because she like his singing. She also ask tor it.
Published 2 months ago by Bulldog
5.0 out of 5 stars You're never wrong with a Keith Whitley song
So glad his music is still available...without doubt, he could write and perform in a way that hits sorry he left us so soon.
Published 9 months ago by Woodswoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music and lyrics - true feelings in his music
Just wonderful music - play it all the time. His voice is smooth and has feeling and is beautiful. Listen
Published 10 months ago by Jeanne M. Wernersbach
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
i like a lot it was good to i love it to and i did not have one like it
Published 16 months ago by brian huster
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this.
I especially love Don't close your eyes and # 7 on the CD. I would recommend this CD to anyone.
Published 18 months ago by LINDA L. COTE
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I have always thought Keith had a wonderful voice. Sad we lost him. Birmingham Turn - A - Round is one of my favorites.
Published 19 months ago by Luvmusic
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Close your eyes
I have always loved Keith Whitley, and was going to join his fan club when the news came on the radio that he had passed away. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sherri David
5.0 out of 5 stars gidget
I listened to this on a cassette tape and was one of my favorites until the tape player ate it. Well I missed hearing those good songs of old. So I seen Amazon. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Alice M. Houser
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