The Live Album

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The Live Album
Live album by Robert Earl Keen
Released November 15, 1988
Recorded The Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, Texas
Genre Folk
Length 35:28
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Jim Rooney
Robert Earl Keen chronology
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The Live Album is an album by Texas-based folk singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, recorded live at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas, TX and released in the United States in 1988) on Sugar Hill.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Earl Keen, except where noted

  1. "I Wanna Know" (Robert Earl Keen, Fred Koller) – 2:46
  2. "The Front Porch Song" (Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett) – 6:29
  3. "Goin' Down In Style" – 3:39
  4. "If I Were King" – 2:51
  5. "Copenhagen" – 2:08
  6. "I Would Change My Life" – 2:43
  7. "Stewball" (Traditional - Arr. Robert Earl Keen) – 2:38
  8. "I'll Go On Downtown" – 3:52
  9. "The Bluegrass Widow" – 6:10
  10. "Who'll Be Looking Out For Me" – 2:12


In the liner notes, Keen dedicates this album with the simple line, "FOR MOM AND DAD."


  • Robert Earl Keen, Jr. – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jonathan Yadkin – fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and arrangements on "I Wanna Know", "I Would Change My Life", and "The Bluegrass Widow"
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – upright bass
  • Doug Hudson – harmony vocals on "I'll Go On Downtown"
  • Randall Fields – M.C.