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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Collection
The majority of the 16 tracks featured on this CD were recorded in the years 1968-77, and 10 were written by Dolly herself, including “9 to 5” which dates from 1980.

Inevitably, many of the songs are available on other compilations. For instance, eight also appear on the excellent 3CD box set, “Legends” and the same number likewise...
Published on 8 Jan 2006 by G. Dodds

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not that good either
I LOVE Dolly Parton. Her voice, her songwriting and touching delivery make her one of the best recording artists around. But this budget CD doesn't really do her justice.
The biggest crime of all is that the version of "I Will Always Love You" on this CD is not the exquisite 1974 original version but some later reworking that has all the power and beauty washed out...
Published on 10 Jan 2004


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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not that good either, 10 Jan 2004
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I LOVE Dolly Parton. Her voice, her songwriting and touching delivery make her one of the best recording artists around. But this budget CD doesn't really do her justice.
The biggest crime of all is that the version of "I Will Always Love You" on this CD is not the exquisite 1974 original version but some later reworking that has all the power and beauty washed out of it. It has a lame muzak sound and even Dolly herself sounds like she can't be bothered to sing on it.
Elsewhere, there's a nice mix of the hits and the slightly less well known, including the obligitory "9 to 5" which is always great fun. But if you're wanting an introduction to Dolly, or an old fan wanting a nice package of hits you're MUCH BETTER off going for the new remastered hits package from 2003 (I know, how many Greatest Hits albums does Dolly have?!).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Collection, 8 Jan 2006
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G. Dodds "Glen Lyndon Dodds" (Sunderland, England) - See all my reviews
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The majority of the 16 tracks featured on this CD were recorded in the years 1968-77, and 10 were written by Dolly herself, including “9 to 5” which dates from 1980.

Inevitably, many of the songs are available on other compilations. For instance, eight also appear on the excellent 3CD box set, “Legends” and the same number likewise do so on the very good 2CD album “The Essential Dolly Parton.”
However, the version of “Two Doors Down” on “Greatest Hits” is not the one featured on “Legends.” Moreover, the recording of “I Will Always Love You” on “Greatest Hits” differs from the one found on the other compilations just mentioned.
The version of “Two Doors Down” on “Greatest Hits” is Dolly’s favourite. It is a very catchy up-tempo number—Dolly was dissatisfied with the first recording (which appeared on early pressings of her album “Here You Come Again”) and replaced it with this much livelier track, complete with modified lyrics.
The rendition of “I Will Always Love You” on “Greatest Hits” also exists on another Dolly compilation, “Love Songs”, and while restrained (Dolly keeps the emotion under control), is less subdued and reflective than the one that appears on “Legends” etc. Furthermore, the musical arrangement differs. On “Greatest Hits” the backing includes a harmonica, tasteful piano playing, and more prominent strings.
I love both recordings of “I Will Always Love You.” However, on the whole the one on this CD is my favourite and I know several people who share my opinion. I am reluctant to cross swords with a fellow Parton fan, but I disagree with another reviewer’s claim that Dolly sings this version in a half-hearted, lacklustre way. Her performance is wonderfully expressive and the beauty of her voice shines through very clearly, as of course it does on the other recording.
Highlights of “Greatest Hits” also include “D.I.V.O.R.C.E”; an impressive version of “In The Ghetto” (which Dolly sings in a poignant, heartfelt manner); and “Mama Say A Prayer”, none of which appear on “Legends” or “The Essential Dolly Parton.”
All in all, this is a worthwhile collection that supplements more extensive compilations of Dolly material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dolly, 3 July 2014
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10 out of 10, every thing was perfect. Thank you to the seller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't beat it, 27 Feb 2013
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If you like Dolly Parton pull love this , all the best songs on . Iv never been so happy with one album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 6 Feb 2013
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Fantastic CD. I play it in my car & the time to & from work fly. A sing song on your own makes you cheery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Oct 2014
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Really enjoy listening to this CD . Thank you for a quick delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 July 2014
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Excellent product - just as described. Prompt delivery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love!, 21 Sep 2014
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Love Dolly! What else is there to say?!?
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 31 July 2014
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didn't play after song number 7
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Oct 2014
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excellent, Dolly at her best
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