℗ 2003 BMG Heritage
Ultimate Dolly Parton Tracklist:
There’s a movie just out this October. I heard a clip from it using Head We Go Again and the exultant change of key I remember. The song comes back to me like riding a bike. I never forgot it. But had forgotten how much I loved her. Don’t know how to express it in professional music terms but this song goes from the third dimension in which we live to the fifth dimension where her music lives.
This album, with songs spanning decades, is not only an ULTIMATE collection, but it conjures up the nostalgia of various times in my life that I remember because of specific Dolly songs. Listening to her sends me back to the hills, fields, and dairy farms of Pennsylvania, to a former job that I loved, to places I've visited, to dive bars where I was either crying in a beer or toasting over a raised shot. When Dolly sings, you can hear right down to her soul...and the experience helps you see the world a little differently. Coat of Many Colors is a true song - the little patch-work coat can be seen in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - the first time I saw it (after being a fan of the song since I was a kid), gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes, as the song itself does..."One is only poor only if they choose to be..." If you like some Dolly and can't decide on an album, this is a good choice because it gives you a little bit of everything over the years.
Dolly Parton has a lot of "greatest hits" albums out. A LOT. Alright a ton of them. Out of all of her "greatest hits" cd's this one is by far the best. This covers the best part of her early career and is worth every penny. GET THIS!
I picked up the "Better Get To Livin" new song that just came out this year and decided to add more Dolly to the collection. This album has 20 songs! Here You Come Again, Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands In the Stream, Heartbreaker, I Will Always Love You, Coat of Many Colors. . . and 13 more for less than $10.00. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.
Maddog has no idea what's he's on about...new? Dolly is anything but. She's been writing, singing and playing her music since she was a child. It's time to do your homework if you've never heard of Dolly Parton. She's had 42 top 10 country albums and has been a fixture on the country music scene for decades. Starred in movies. Recently won a Grammy. And the implication that she's Canadian (?) is hilarious. On to the album...while no greatest hits album can cover everything, especially when it's for an artist whose career has spanned 40+ years, this one does an admirable job. Most of the hits are here. A good introduction to one of the true legends of country music. If you're not a fan of country, it may not do anything for you. But if you go in with an open mind and listen to the purity and sincerity of her lyrics...you might just be surprised.