Album Remarks & Appraisals:
2007 compilation from the enormously gifted and talented singer/songwriter, the most successful female artist in Country Music history. From the '60s to the millennium, Dolly has been there combining the bluegrass influences of her youth with the ever-evolving 'modern' sounds of Country & Western. Her performances are always stunning, whether she is accompanied by a small acoustic group or an orchestra. Not only is she an extraordinarily emotive vocalist, she's also an experienced musician and fantastic songwriter (most of her hits were self-penned). 20 tracks including '9 To 5', 'I Will Always Love You', 'Jolene', 'Here You Come Again', 'Coat Of Many Colors', 'Islands In The Stream' (with Kenny Rogers) and many more. Sony/BMG.
Personnel: Lea Jane Singers (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Patrick Bingley.
Photographer: Kristin Barlowe.
Arrangers: Dolly Parton; Greg Perry; Mike Post; Nick DeCaro; Gregg Perry.
The incomparable Dolly Parton has proven quite versatile over a career that began in the 1960s. Her roots are certainly in traditional country music; however, it's always been her own brand of mountain music--often infused with folk, rock, pop, or whatever might catch her fancy--that makes her a star. While only a first volume, this 20-song compilation offers an impressively thorough overview of the iconic Tennessee singer's varied body of work. The set focuses on her hits, from pop crossovers such as "9 to 5" and "Here You Come Again" to country standards including "Jolene" and "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That."