Though Keith Whitley
displayed his immense talents on his previous albums, it was only in small measures. It wasn't until I Wonder Do You Think of Me
, his fourth and final album, that he truly came into his own. The difference between this album and its predecessors is focus. The essential style remains the same, but Whitley
has decided to concentrate only on a heart-tugging, gritty honky tonk and to give the record an appropriately straightforward, simple production. The direct approach gives more weight to the sad tales of lost love and drinking and when Whitely
died shortly before the record's release, these songs gained even more gravity. Still, I Wonder Do You Think of Me
stands as an excellent testament -- songs like "It Ain't Nothin'," "I'm Over You" and the title track only begin to suggest the depth and appeal of this album.