By Duane Gordon
Sony Music has put together three of Dolly Parton's most revered solo albums in one boxed set collection as its second installment on her from its "Triple Feature" series.
The collection was released earlier this month in Wal-Mart stores and will be available at other retailers on Nov. 9.
“Dolly Parton Triple Feature, Vol. 2” includes 1971's “Coat Of Many Colors,”
1973's “My Tennessee Mountain Home” and 1974's “Jolene.” The versions of each album contained in the set are the re-mastered 2007 "American Milestone" series re-issues that are now out of print and included several bonus songs.
“My Tennessee Mountain Home” featured the bonus track “Sacred Memories” from the 1974 album “Love Is Like A Butterfly.”
“Jolene” featured the previously unreleased tracks “Cracker Jack,” “Another
Woman’s Man” and “Last Night’s Lovin’” as well as a previously unreleased 1974 version of “Barbara On Your Mind” (which she would re-record and release in 1982).
“Coat Of Many Colors” included the previously unreleased song “The Tender Touch Of Love,” a previously unreleased demo recording of “My Blue Tears,” a previously unreleased 1971 recording of “My Heart Started Breaking” (which she would re-record and release in 1975) and a single B-side that had never before appeared on an album, “Just As Good As Gone.”
The nine bonus tracks appear on the new boxed set as well. The label's first
Dolly "Triple Feature" collection, featuring Columbia recordings “White Limozeen,” Eagle When She Flies,” and “Slow Dancing With The Moon,” hit stores last year.
“Dolly: Live From London” lost four spots this week on the top 20 British country compilation albums chart to come in at No. 19 in it 42nd week on the tally, it was announced Sunday. “The Essential Dolly Parton,” a 2005 collection, dropped off the 20-position list, down from No. 16 the previous week, its 205th on the chart.
Back home, Rhonda Vincent's “Taken,” with its Dolly duet, tumbled a good bit in is fourth week on the country albums tally. The title fell 33 places to
No. 62 country and one to No. 2 bluegrass albums.
Steve Martin's “The Crow – New Songs for the 5-String Banjo,”featuring a Dolly collaboration, rose two to No. 9 in its 86th week on the bluegrass chart.
After wrapping up its three-day Huntsville, Ala., run on Sunday, Dolly's
“9 To 5: The Musical” is on its way to the Tampa, Fla., area for a Tuesday through Sunday engagement. After that, it moves to Memphis for the first week of November.
Brad Paisley has revealed his No. 1 duet with Dolly, "When I Get Where I'm
Going," will be featured on his upcoming greatest hits compilation, “Hits Alive,” which lands in stores on Nov. 2. The track listing for the set was released last week showing that song will be among 14 studio recordings on disc one.
An 11-track second disc will feature live concert versions of several songs.
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This Week with Dolly
By Duane Gordon