Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Robert Earl Keen|
No 2 Live Dinner
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Having signed his first major-label contract with Arista Texas, Robert Earl Keen Jr. says good-bye to Sugar Hill Records with "No. 2 Live Dinner," a concert recording that sums up his eight years and five earlier albums wi... more »
Listen to Samples
Having signed his first major-label contract with Arista Texas, Robert Earl Keen Jr. says good-bye to Sugar Hill Records with "No. 2 Live Dinner," a concert recording that sums up his eight years and five earlier albums with the company. Keen has a gift for concocting musical stories that bring Texas to life in all its violent, sad, expansive, absurdist glory. His voice is still a ramshackle wreck, but he has learned how to minimize his melodic weaknesses while maximizing his storytelling strengths. Furthermore, Keen's song introductions are often as funny and imaginative as his best songs. Recorded at two 1995 shows in Texas, No. 2 Live Dinner includes a funny tale about his doomed early efforts at a career and an even funnier one about how his car caught fire at Willie Nelson's second-ever Fourth of July picnic. --Geoffrey Himes
Similarly Requested CDs
A Great Disc But Buyer Beware
D. Richardson | Dallas Texas | 01/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic disc of a great live show by a seminal Texas artist. He gets better with time. Others comments bear this out. I'm writing about this disc being rated as SACD for Super Audio CD. I have ordered 2 labeled a such and have gotten 2 regular CDs. I checked the Robert Earl Keen website, Koch records, and [...], a super audio reference site. There is no SACD of this disc. It does not exist. A faulty bar code on the package causes it to come up as being an SACD. It's a great disc and well worth buying, even if it isn't SACD. Maybe someday."
One of the bests....
Erin Taylor | 08/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Robert Earl Keen is not just one of the best Texas singer/songwriters, he one of the greatest in the world. And his ability to put on a great live show is proven in this cd.
"No. 2 Live Dinner" is one of my favorite cds. It's got all the great REK songs on it, "Gringo Honeymoon", "Dreadful Selfish Crime", "I'm Coming Home" and "Five Pound Bass". Plus it's got the hilarious holiday tune, "Merry Christmas From the Family" and the song Keen is best known for "The Road Goes on Forever". Also on the cd is Keen's story of how Willie Nelson and the Highwayman endedup recording that song, which will keep you laughing!!!
This is packed start to finish with great songwriting, whether it's the fast pace "I'm Going to Town" or the slow ballad "Mariano" It's a great d that any true music fan will enjoy!!"