The only thing wrong with PBS' visionary music series "Austin City Limits," now in its 30th season, is that its televised sets are too short. New West's "Live From Austin, TX" series aims to correct t

The only thing wrong with PBS' visionary music series "Austin City Limits," now in its 30th season, is that its televised sets are too short. New West's "Live From Austin, TX" series aims to correct that. New West has released the first batch of DVDs of the full concerts from which the 30-minute TV blocks were excerpted. Robert Earl Keen's set, recorded Aug. 22, 2001, is a juggernaut that brings the versatile artist's joy-and-thought-filled 84-minute set to fans' homes. The 17 tracks run the gamut of repertory of this smart singer/songwriter, from the irresistibly catchy, simmering anger of "Blow You Away" and the Southern rock jam of "The Road Goes On Forever" to the comical John Prine-ish "Merry Christmas From the Family." The proceedings are beautifully lit, handsomely staged and gorgeous to the ear (5.1 surround sound)—just like the other editions in this series: the Flatlanders (2002), Steve Earle (1986) and Susan Tedeschi (2003). All but the Flatlanders are also available on CD.—WR

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