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Dolly Parton - Those Were the Days

Those Were The Days

Dolly Parton

SUG CD 4007

Sugar Hill Records
120 31st Avenue North
Nashville TN 37203

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

Still firmly set on the bluegrass and banjo path that has resulted in her recent renaissance recordings -- The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow and Halos and Horns — Dolly goes after many of her favorite songs from the 60's.

Those of us who have leapt from the classic rock bandwidth will enjoy the new life she brings to these standards. Sure she trips horribly all over Lennon's Imagine and comes too close to schtick (even by her own standards) on Twelfth of Never, but Those Were The Days, Me and Bobby McGee, If I Were A Carpenter, The Cruel War and (believe it or not) Crimson and Clover sparkle with the lady's special wit, artistry and sincerity. Special guests abound, including Mary Hopkin, Porter Wagoner, Tommy James, Norah Jones, Mindy Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek and Dan Tyminski.

Track List:

  • Those Were The Days
  • Blowin' In The Wind
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
  • Twelfth of Never
  • Where Do The Children Play?
  • Me and Bobby McGee
  • Crimson and Clover
  • The Cruel War
  • Turn, Turn, Turn
  • If I Were A Carpenter
  • Both Sides Now
  • Imagine
Produced by Dolly Parton

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2005, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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