Dolly has always been my favorite since since I started collected records seriously. Even though my first LP was her stunning pop album, Here you come again, I knew her previous records were different. These two ultra-traditional country albums, both from 1971, help to show why Dolly is my favorite.
Chicken every Sunday is a song based on one of Dolly's favorite themes - that being poor doesn't matter, you can still enjoy life as other things are more important. This is also what Coat of many colors is all about.
There are many great story songs on this collection including Joshua and the two mentioned above. Of the others, I particularly like J J Snead, a love gone wrong song in a Bonnie and Clyde type of setting - very dramatic.
Personally, I think these are two of Dolly's finest ever. Dolly has recorded many different types of album since she first recorded pop in 1977, but has always returned to her roots, though never with such stark production values as you find here.
For that reason, at least the two title tracks should already be familiar to you if you are thinking of buying this twofer. If you haven't got any Dolly music from this era, I suggest you first buy a compilation covering this period. If in doubt which one, I recommend Essential volume 2.
If you don't like both Joshua and Coat of mnay colors, you won't like the rest of this twofer, but if you love those two songs, you'll want to play this over and over.