The Bottom Line
- "'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose"
- "Don't Close Your Eyes"
- "Would These Arms Be In Your Way"
- 16 tracks
- Five #1 singles
- Compilation Produced by: Rob Santos
Guide Review - Keith Whitley - '16 Biggest Hits'
One of the most memorable cuts, "Don't Close Your Eyes," has a man facing the cold, hard truth that the one he loves still loves someone else. Intertwined with haunting piano and guitar, this song is blended with Keith's heartache filled voice as only he could do. Other "lost love" cuts include, "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me," and "I'm Over You,"
Keith was very well known in Nashville, and had many friends who collaborated with him. Earl Thomas Conley joined him on "Brotherly Love," Reba McEntire on "Turn Me To Love," Emmylou Harris and Vern Gosdin on "Would These Arms Be In Your Way," and the completely unforgettable union with his wife, Lorrie Morgan on "'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose." This fiddle and mandolin filled love song contains some incredible harmonies and leaves us aching for what will never be. Yet again I wonder, what if?
The heartbreaking ballads are probably my favorites but I also enjoyed hearing the songs of being happily in love. Songs like "It Ain't Nothin," "When You Say Nothing At All," and Keith's first solo career hit, "Miami, My Amy."