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A classic set captured for the popular 'Austin City Limits' series, remastered & packaged in a digipak.

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Those who have experienced a Robert Earl Keen show in his native Texas know it can be hard to hear the artist amid all the whooping and partying of his rabidly loyal following. This 2001 taping from the Austin City Limits series gives the singer-songwriter's range the attention it deserves. An eight-minute rendition of Keen's signature anthem, "The Road Goes On Forever," shifts that epic into overdrive, as the furious interplay of guitarist Rich Brotherton and steel guitarist Marty Muse finds the band firing on all cylinders. Yet the subtler selections are every bit as impressive, with his reflective rendition of Townes Van Zandt's "Snowin' on Raton" and the brooding melancholy of Johhny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone" highlighting the performance. Though Austin City Limits typically condenses an artist's appearance into a half hour for airing, this CD (with the performance also available as a DVD) presents the full studio concert. --Don McLeese

1. Dreadful Selfish Crime
2. Blow You Away
3. Shades Of Gray
4. I'm Goin' To Town
5. That Buckin' Song
6. I Still Miss Someone
7. The Coming Home Of The Son & Brother
8. The Road Goes On Forever
9. Merry Christmas From The Family
10. Snowin' on Raton
11. Not A Drop Of Rain
12. Wild Wind
13. Goin' Nowhere Blues
14. Down That Dusty Trail
15. Feelin' Good Again
16. Walkin' Cane
17. Travelin' Light

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B00064VKYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,629 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lawhoo on November 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
No. 2 Live Dinner has always been my favorite Robert Earl Keen CD. However, I think Live from Austin may be even better. The sound is better than Dinner and the tracks are a really good cross-section of REK's best stuff. Aside from a "new" version of Dreadful Selfish Crime (my favorite REK song) that is, well, different, the CD is flawless (I like the track, I'm just too accustomed to the versions on No. 2 Live Dinner and on Party Songs). I would LOVE to see the DVD, but cannot find here in stores (but I'm seeing REK live tomorrow night, so the problem will soon be solved).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Caviness on June 8, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is my favorite record REK has made. No. 2 Live Dinner was very disappointing because you can't hear Keen for all of the yelling/singing from the crowd, it ruins that album. "The Live Album" is a great one, but this one is even better IMO. What you've got here is an older REK with his full catalog with him - without the drunken fans screaming over his voice. He is great live and this time around you can actually hear him clearly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on January 26, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I love Robert Earl Keen's music........He has a quick wit about him that comes across in his songs.......Gotta love a man with a sense of humor......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer P. Rumford on March 25, 2014
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Always excellent, always good music. Nothing better that Robert Earl Keen for a long drive across Texas. This album has all the favorites.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By thatgirl on July 15, 2012
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This CD/DVD combo is a must for the REK fan! Yes, he is a bit younger here, but the music still sounds fantastic!
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By C. Huff on March 28, 2013
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Robert Earl Keen...well-known in and around Texas, but not as much so outside the Lone Star State. A true Texas treasure. This record puts the listener front and center in one of his live shows. You experience a dynamic that isn't often captured on studio albums. One of my favorites!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PokerBen on December 31, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I've always been of the opinion that Robert Earl Keen's live albums have always sounded better then his studio versions. This cd is no different. I feel that he puts more energy into his live songs.

The songs on this album are a great selection, each song is wonderful.

My favorites include:

"Shades of Gray"
"Blow You Away"
"Dreadful Selfish Crime"
"I'm Coming Home"

Oh heck...this album has all the good ones...I would just end up listing every track on this album.

The only drawback if there is one, would be that I miss that there are no stories/intros to the songs. They are always awesome with REK, don't know why they didn't include them. Maybe the dvd has them, I will have to buy it and see. Not a deal breaker by any means though.

What are you waiting for? Order it!
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