is the second studio album by Don't Close Your Eyes country music artist Keith Whitley. It was released on May 31, 1988 through RCA Records. After the success of his debut album, (1985), Whitley re-entered the studio and began recording a sophomore album with producer Blake Mevis. After its completion, Whitely was unhappy with its production, and he convinced his label to shelve the recordings. L.A. to Miami Don't Close Your Eyes was subsequently recorded with producer Garth Fundis. [2 ] [3 ]
The album became a commercial success, and was certified
gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. It contained three consecutive number one hits on the Hot Country Singles chart: " Don't Close Your Eyes", " When You Say Nothing at All", and " I'm No Stranger to the Rain".
Track listing [ edit ]
"Flying Colors" (Kim Morrison,
Gary Talley) - 3:35 "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (
Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley) - 2:45 "Lucky Dog" (
Bill Caswell, Verlon Thompson) - 2:00 A "
Don't Close Your Eyes" ( Bob McDill) - 4:09 "The Birmingham Turnaround" (Warren Robb,
Sanger D. Shafer) - 2:49 "
Some Old Side Road" ( Roger D. Ferris) - 3:25 "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" (
Hank Cochran, Vern Gosdin, Red Lane) - 3:10 A "
I'm No Stranger to the Rain" ( Sonny Curtis, Ron Hellard) - 3:33 "I Never Go Around Mirrors (I've Got a Heartache to Hide)" (
Lefty Frizzell, Shafer) - 4:24 "
When You Say Nothing at All" ( Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz) - 3:40 "Day in the Life of a Fool" (Mike Dekle,
Byron Hill) - 3:37 A "Honky Tonk Heart" (
Johnny Neel, Lonnie Wilson) - 3:04
AOmitted from LP and cassette versions.
Personnel [ edit ]
Compiled from liner notes.
All tracks except "Some Old Side Road" and "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" [ edit ]
Eddie Bayers — drums
Paul Franklin — steel guitar, Pedabro Allen Frizzell — background vocals on "I Never Go Around Mirrors"
Garth Fundis — background vocals Red Lane — acoustic guitar
Mac McAnally — acoustic guitar
Dave Pomeroy — bass guitar
Matt Rollings — piano Billy Sanford — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Keith Whitley — vocals
Dennis Wilson — background vocals
Garth Fundis — production, mixing
Carlos Grier — mastering assistant
Gary Laney — engineering, mixing
Denny Purcell — mastering
Todd Sholar — assistant engineer
Keith Whitley — production
"Some Old Side Road" and "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" [ edit ]
Sonny Garrish — steel guitar
Vern Gosdin — background vocals on "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" Rob Hajacos — fiddle on "Would These Arms Be in Your Way"
Emmylou Harris — background vocals on "Would These Arms Be in Your Way" Mitch Humphries — keyboards
Jerry Kroon — drums
Mike Lawler — synthesizer
Larry Paxton — bass guitar
Brent Rowan — lead guitar, rhythm guitar Dennis Wilson — background vocals on "Some Old Side Road"
Curtis "Mr. Harmony" Young — background vocals on "Some Old Side Road"
Bill Harris — engineering
Blake Mevis — production
Chart performance [ edit ]
Billboard Top Country Albums 8
Billboard 200 121
RPM Country Albums 10
Singles [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Garth Fundis and Keith Whitley except for tracks 6 and 7, produced by Blake Mevis for Southwind Music, Inc. Engineered By Bill Harris, Gary Laney & Todd Sholar
Mixed By Garth Fundis & Gary Laney
Digital Editing By Carlos Grier
Mastered By Denny Purcell
Personnel [ edit ]
References [ edit ]