Don't Close Your Eyes

Don't Close Your Eyes

by Keith Whitley
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Don't You Close Your Eyes was more successful than Keith Whitley's two previous albums and it's easy to see why. Though the record still suffered from a handful of mediocre songs and a slightly soft production, the overall album was leaner and more direct than Whitley's earlier solo work, showcasing his talent for heartfelt honky tonk singing and his skill for crafting excellent barroom ballads. "Don't Close Your Eyes," "When You Say Nothing At All," and "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" were the hits, but there's a wealth of excellent material here, including a haunting version of Lefty Frizzell's "I Never Go Around Mirrors." The sheer strength of the best numbers make the handful of weaker songs perfectly excusable. After all, country in the late '80s rarely got better than Don't You Close Your Eyes at its best.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972455723
catalogNumber: 724557

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keith Whitley   Primary Artist
Vern Gosdin   Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Garth Fundis   Background Vocals
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Mitch Humphries   Keyboards
Jerry Kroon   Drums
Red Lane   Acoustic Guitar
Mike Lawler   Synthesizer
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Paxton   Bass
Dave Pomeroy   Bass Guitar
Brent Rowan   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Billy Sanford   Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Allen Frizzell   Vocal Harmony
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Keith Whitley   Producer
Garth Fundis   Producer,Remixing
Carlos Grier   Contributor
Gary Laney   Engineer,Remixing
Blake Mevis   Producer
Sanger D. Schafer   Composer
Mary Hamilton   Art Direction
Bill Harris   Engineer
Warren Robb   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Roger D. Ferris   Composer

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