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The Party Never Ends

Robert Earl KeenAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 14, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • ASIN: B00009Y3NB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Robert Earl Keen Sampler November 28, 2003
By jmoney
Format:Audio CD
If you're not familiar with Robert Earl Keen, this CD is a great introduction to REK's unique Texas/folk/bluegrass style. It also shines a light on this artist's fantastic gift for telling stories in song, with emotions ranging from humorous, to tender, to bittersweet. His is not the greatest voice in the world; rather, it's the lyrics and musical style that combine to make Robert Earl Keen one of the most noteworthy singer/songwriters on today's music scene. This CD contains many of my favorite REK tunes, including The Front Porch Song, I'm Comin' Home, and the Road Goes On Forever. And I betcha you're gonna recognize a little bit of your own family in the hilarious Merry Christmas From The Family. I would recommend this CD to both newcomers and hardcore REK fans alike.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wit And Fun...Texas Style April 12, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I've never heard Robert Earl Keen on any station excepting the local NPR station out of Lafayette, LA. I heard him on a show called "The World Cafe." Normally, the NPR crowd is a little too "out there" for me, but "The World Cafe" cranks out some good stuff every once in awhile. Keen fits perfectly on NPR because he isn't one of those plastic country artists we hear on the country stations, but he's ten times as talented as most of them are.

So why is Keen so unknown outside of Texas and NPR? Because he does his own thing, and that's what I love about this album. It compiles some of his better known tunes(or so I've heard, since I've only heard two of his tunes)and has a few live performance moments as well. Those live moments are what won me over. I'd love to see this guy live.

My favorite songs on this album include "Copenhagen," "Mariano," "The Five Pound Bass," and the wonderful live version of "The Bluegrass Widow." If you enjoy Texas artists such as Gary P. Nunn, you'll love this guy's music.

Some argue that his voice is lacking, but the instrumentation and lyrics of each song are pure perfection. He's sort of like Jerry Jeff Walker in that his voice isn't the best, but it gets the message over in such a way that you are captivated into listening to him talk about things like Texas Pride beer and the wonder that is Copenhagen. You'll laugh your way through most of this tunes, but certain songs, especially "Mariano," stick out as some of the most serious country music around these days.

Robert Earl Keen is pure Texas fun and pure Texas proud, and this Louisiana boy highly recommends this album.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro for Robert Earl Keen fan -- new or old... September 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This CD is a perfect mix of some of Robert Earl Keen's most "popular" songs -- and a great introduction for the new REK listener... My peronsal favorite Robert Earl Keen CD is "Walking Distnace", but some of it is a bit more mellow. This CD is a good compiliation of some of his most well-known songs... I would recommend this album to any Robert Earl Keen fan -- new, old, or as yet undiscovered!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At the price a stellar introduction August 4, 2005
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The usefulness of this CD is restricted almost solely to those who are just getting into Robert Earl Keen. This CD also only represents one side of REK, but considering the wealth of essential material the neophyte has to wade through this is only fitting. As the title would suggest, this is a collection of his more uptempo anthems, primarily life affirming singalong tunes (though often death and heartache lurk right around the corner). From a marketing standpoint this had to be a no-brainer. The average newbie is probably going to get into Keen through either his oft-covered "The Road Goes On Forever" or the cheeky "Merry Xmas From the Family". What this collection won't show you is that Keen also has a more introspective, plaintive side, but again: there's enough classics in that idiom to fill a future volume of their own. And this is not to say that Keen's more "rocking" country songs are completely mindless: even the aforementioned "Merry Xmas...", which is often passed off as a Dr. Demento-worthy novelty track, is a perceptive cross-section of your prototypical Texan dysfunctional family. Similarly, "Road Goes On Forever", despite it's singalong chorus and racing fiddles, is at minimum the country version of "Smuggler's Blues", an empathetic tale of two down-and-outers and a botched drug deal which would have set them for life. Ultimately, the main reason to buy this CD is the sell-through price: unless you somehow - incredibly - don't like what REK has to offer, you're going to find yourself seeking out the rest of his CDs sooner or later anyway. If you feel adventurous might as well dive right and start with "Gringo Honeymoon" or "No Kinda Dancer".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Selfish Crime, not to own this CD October 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
When I look for a CD of a favorite artist, I first try to find one that will have most of the songs that I enjoy the best. Then I look for the number of tracks it has, you know, I have to get my monies worth. I also check whether it has live or non-live recordings. When I found Robert Earl Keen's, "The Road Goes on Forever", I discovered that its content had all of those features and was pleasantly surprised to find much more. With songs like, `The Front Porch Song', Merry Christmas from the Family' and `Gringo Honeymoon', you get to know how well of a storyteller Robert E. Keen is while enjoying the music. The songs on this CD are meaningful, words we can relate to, they're funny and fun to sing with. I think Robert's talent is big & I think his voice fits perfect with the cool song's that he sings...I said cool songs, this isn't opera. I think his style has style. I'm thankful for KPIG radio, for introducing his music to me and stores like Amazon.com for making CD's like this available for me to buy. I highly recommend this CD of Robert E. Keen's. Listen; let it take you away, sing with it, laugh & may the party never end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic REK Albumn
Love REK and this albumn is a perfect example of why. Some of the best lyrics in music come from REK.
Published 2 months ago by Jesse C. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Earl Keen
I have listened to REK for years love his style and voice of music if u haven't listened to him I highly recommend u do, if u like country/texas country
Published 2 months ago by brian roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars classic Keen
Solid album that has shown to be a hit since it's release - great cuts from the Hits to "5 lb bass"...
Published 4 months ago by PhilM
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked the CD
I liked it what more can I say! It is a fun CD to listen to when you need a pick-me-up.
Published 4 months ago by Tracey
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best music you may not have heard
REK really knows how to lay down genuine country western music. Not like today's acts who just make songs about being rednecks, and trailer trash. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Royce
5.0 out of 5 stars classic Texas road record
Robert Earl is a Texas treasure other states can only dream they have. He is the heir apparent to carry the torch.
Published 9 months ago by Ernesto Beach
3.0 out of 5 stars Right Up My Ally
I was already a Robert Keen fan. One particular song on this album, Barbeque, caught my interest. It's a good album overall, but I don't think his best. Read more
Published 10 months ago by You don't say
4.0 out of 5 stars The Party Never ends
An excellent stripped down version of REK classics. The last two cuts Road Goes on Forever and Merry Christmas from the Family are the best versions of these songs.
Published 16 months ago by Brad Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Love Keen
Every track was great. Received this in record time. Excellent quality. Searched the site and found this gem. We weren't aware it was out there.
Published 18 months ago by Anne Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best from the Best.
Love this album. There's just something that reminds you of being home when you listen to REK. Would recommend to anyone who dabbles in country, bluegrass, or folk.
Published 23 months ago by Boy Howdy
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