The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Robert Earl Keen is something of a barroom legend in his native Texas, where his gigs usually attract large crowds of well-oiled admirers who are predictably eager to hear comic songs like "The Five Bound Bass," "Barbeque," "Merry Christmas from the Family," and "Copenhagen" which, since these are Texans we're talking about, is about the chewing tobacco and not the city. Of course, anyone who's spent much time with Keen's albums knows there's a lot more to his work than that -- he's a superb narrative tunesmith who can write about tragedy and heartbreak just as well as he can milk a crowd for laughs -- and while this compilation, assembled by his former label, Sugar Hill, ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Robert Earl Keen is something of a barroom legend in his native Texas, where his gigs usually attract large crowds of well-oiled admirers who are predictably eager to hear comic songs like "The Five Bound Bass," "Barbeque," "Merry Christmas from the Family," and "Copenhagen" which, since these are Texans we're talking about, is about the chewing tobacco and not the city. Of course, anyone who's spent much time with Keen's albums knows there's a lot more to his work than that -- he's a superb narrative tunesmith who can write about tragedy and heartbreak just as well as he can milk a crowd for laughs -- and while this compilation, assembled by his former label, Sugar Hill, attempts to honor both sides of Keen's personality, the title and the arm-waving cactus cover art make it clear where the greatest emphasis lies. And as such things go, The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember is an enjoyable overview of Keen's work for Sugar Hill; while it's drawn from only three of the six albums he recorded for the label, there are several solid laugh-getters including the four aforementioned tunes, as well as some excellent tunes in a more serious vein, most notably "Dreadful Selfish Crime," "I'm Comin' Home," "Gringo Honeymoon," and "The Road Goes on Forever" which is sort of the title song, though the phrase is used with a large degree of sarcasm. As a one-disc introduction to Robert Earl Keen or a one-stop shopping place for his less discriminating fans, The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember does its job and does it well, but beginners are advised to explore Keen's catalog for a broader portrait if this is at all to your taste.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891108025
  • Catalog Number: 1080
  • Sales rank: 39,861

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Earl Keen Jr. Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Mark Howard Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Sam Bacco Percussion
Rich Brotherton Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Bryan Duckworth Fiddle
Dave Durocher Drums
Dennis Locorriere Vocal Harmony
George Marinelli Electric Guitar
Gurf Morlix Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Pat McInerney Percussion, Drums
Lisa Silver Vocal Harmony
Tommy Spurlock Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Garry Tallent Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Roy Huskey Jr. Upright Bass
Joey Misculin Accordion
Dave Heath Upright Bass, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Lyle Lovett Composer
Tasha Thomas Creative Services Coordinator
Robert Earl Keen Jr. Composer
Jonathan Yudkin Arranger
Sue Meyer Art Direction
Lynn Lancaster Producer
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