Freddy Fender's volume of Live at Gilley's captures a 1986 performance by the singer at the legendary Texas club. Fender isn't in exceptional form, but he acquits himself well, turning in an enjoyable, albeit unremarkable, performance. The typical hits are here, of course ("Wasted Days and Wasted Nights," "Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), but there are also a couple of nice twists (such as a cover of "Whiskey River") that'll keep hardcore fans interested. Not a necessary addition to a Fender library, but for dedicated fans, it's still enjoyable.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine