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  • Audio CD (16 Jun. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B000MTOQAY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 951 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. 9 to 5Dolly Parton 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. I Will Always Love YouDolly Parton 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Islands in the StreamDolly Parton & Kenny Rogers 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. JoleneDolly Parton 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Coat of Many ColorsDolly Parton 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. My Tennessee Mountain HomeDolly Parton 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Here You Come AgainDolly Parton 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Baby I'm Burnin'Dolly Parton 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Love Is Like a ButterflyDolly Parton 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. The Bargain StoreDolly Parton 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Potential New BoyfriendDolly Parton 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Everything's Beautiful (In It's Own Way)Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Silver Threads and Golden NeedlesDolly Parton with Tammy Wynette & Loretta Lynn 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. To Know Him Is to Love HimDolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, 3:49Album Only
15. Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like ThatDolly Parton 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. RomeoDolly Parton with Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Tennessee Homesick BluesDolly Parton 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Dumb BlondeDolly Parton 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. ApplejackDolly Parton 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to YouDolly Parton 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

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BBC Review

We reviewers are an arrogant lot. We really do believe that we can help you get to the heart of the music and guide your purchasing decisions. Well, sometimes that is a good thing - we all need help in filtering the mass of cultural information out there down to a manageable amount.

But how on earth can anyone add to the sum knowledge and understanding of Dolly Parton? She is one of the most recognised people on earth and her songs are amongst the most familiar in the popular music canon. Since her first single in 1960 she has written over 3,000 songs and recorded many more.

Born into a dirt poor farming familly in Locust Ridge, Tennessee (she was one of 12 children) Dolly was soon writing songs and performing locally. From there to her first hit with "Dumb Blonde" in 1967 to the classic worlwide smashes of songs like "Jolene" (her first real breakthrough solo single in 1974), "Here You Come Again", "I Will Always Love You", "Islands In The Stream" and so many more, this has been an incredible journey. One of the first people to take down-home country into the pop arena and out into the world, Dolly went on to become a host of her own TV shows, star in major Hollywood movies, sell millions of records, build her own theme park and continue to have hits right the way through to the late 1980's.

Eventually, of course, she became so big, so mainstream that somehow we stopped thinking of her as a country star and came to see her through the consumerist filter of that 80's era - big hair, big hits, big personality...but big was not nescessarily the same as great and as the hits dried up, so Dolly has been able to concentrate on the things that do demonstrate her genuine greatness. Collaborations with Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn started the process of bringing her back to her roots and this continued through her recent rootsy albums such as the lovely Little Sparrow in 2001. So now we can see that Dolly was not just a star - although she certainly is still every inch a star - she was and is one of the finest singers and songwriters of the modern era.

This album is being released to coincide with her first full UK tour since the 1970s - see it and see a star bestride the stage. --Guy Hayden

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By South Coast Mackem on 4 Aug. 2014
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Classic rags to riches artist, this album contains most of Dolly's best work in mainstream country / crossover county pop. (Her bluegrass albums are really something else, and well worth the effort, by the way). Great collaborations with Willie Nelson (on "Everything Is Beautiful", the old Ray Stevens hit), Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris ("To Know Him Is To Love Him", and a veritable starfest with Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker (original country bad girl), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and Pam Tillis ("Romeo"). As her slot at Glastonbury this year proved, she's got quality by the bucket load, and any fan of quality music should enjoy this a lot. too many tracks to pick a real standout, but my personal favourite is "Here You Come Again". Relax and listen to a true original.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Walsh on 19 Mar. 2013
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I have just recently bought this cd for my little 12 yrs. old neice, who has just of late become enamoured with the voice of Dolly Parton, due to her hearing the song Jolene. I let her listen to one of my "Dolly" cds and she came back with a list of her favourite "Dolly" songs, so I sent away for this cd as it had every one of the songs on her list, and we have all been subjected to listening to this cd ever since. In fact she has entered into a talent contest at school and she will be singing "My coat of many colours" as her song of choice. So this cd was perfect for my little neice, and she is really over the moon with this cd. I bought this copy for her in a used format, in VG to excellent condition from Zoverstocks, a seller that I use a lot on Amazon, and for two pounds this cd is in wonderful condition. So I can recommend this cd to one and all as a very worthwhile purchase indeed as all of Dolly's best known hits are on it. Yours, Mrs. M Walsh. "Maw".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By david on 17 Dec. 2012
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Just a really good album good quality and all the songs sound clean clear and crisp aswell as good value
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MALCOLM on 6 July 2014
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Arrived promptly Dolly Parton what can you say some people are born naturally gifted and blessed in life what a voice,
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2008
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These are the greatest hits of Dolly, which together with those on The Very Best volume 2 represent her most commercially successful songs. It includes catchy pop like Love's Like A Butterfly and 9 to 5 from the movie of the same name, flowing ballads like the duet with Kenny Rogers, traditional country ballads like My Tennessee Mountain Home and Silver Threads And Golden Needles with Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, exquisite vocal pop like To Know Him Is To love Him with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, the moving autobiographical story song Coat of Many Colors and passionate country numbers like Jolene and Baby I'm Burning. This is an excellent introduction to the music of one of the most delightful of all female country singers but for longtime fans, the real gems are found on albums like Coat Of Many Colors, The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - 20 greatest Hits, and on Little Sparrow and The Grass is Blue.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Coumbe on 28 May 2010
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Some great numbers on here but sound is a bit "gritty". I suppose when the "digitalised" version comes out it should improve.
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This is not my normal taste in music but there's something about her voice and her songs that I just love. I'd promised myself one of her CDs for ages. Her interpretation is frankly highly sentimental but perhaps that's part of the charm. Dolly allows us a few moments of sheer sentimentality to indulge in and there's nothing wrong with that. She really does have a lovely voice, I don't think anyone can deny that, and the songs are easy to listen to and tuneful and they take me back to my youth and some nebulous memories. Enjoying this can be my guilty secret for occasional indulgence.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 20 Jun. 2008
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Has much has i Like Dolly Parton, I do wonder how many more times are her managers going to release her Greatest Hits & Best Of Albums.
I think she should come back and do something New!!

I brought Dolly Partons Greatest Hits back in 1999 The Album i have is a 2x Disc version With the same songs and same listings in the exact same track listing order has these 2 seperate Albums!! Why it has been Re-released has two seperate Volumes is beyond me, Especially when the version i have is still avalible to buy.

I have given this a 4 Star if it was a New greatest hits it would have got a 5 Star, However it isn't. And plus it's not Dolly's thought i blame the record company!!! :-)
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