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Genres: Country, Pop
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Joseph M. (Wings1295) from CHERRY VALLEY, MA
Reviewed on 8/13/2010...
A great CD, another classic by Dolly!
Back to Her Roots
Jake Z | Canada | 10/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Through Dolly Parton's career, she's went through many changes with her image and her music. HUNGRY AGAIN is a return to her roots, as it's her most stripped back album since her early career. Much through the late 80s and 90s, she tried contemporary country with varied results, but ultimately there was no longer any room in their format for Dolly, which is ludacrous, but at least she took it in stride and has made this music. The album is very simple, but the lyrics pack an emotional punch. During the recording of this album, Dolly fasted and wrote the music during this period. This is a return to her original, traditional country sound. She was signed with Decca at the time, but a few months after the album was released, the label folded, and Dolly was left without a label. That is until she signed with the indie label Sugar Hill.She released two singles from this album. The first was "Honky Tonk Songs", a song where she asks "Why don't more women sing honky tonk songs?" which is a nice statement to make. The second single was "The Salt In My Tears", a typical Dolly song that is just fun and tongue in cheek. "Blue Valley Songbird" was used for her TV movie of the same name. There's some really nice ballads here like "Paradise Road", which is a very autobiographical song for her, or the ballads "I Still Lost You", "I'll Never Say Goodbye", etc. The uptempo songs "The Camel's Heart" and "Time and Tears" are just fun and a light hearted look at heartbreak. There's some inspirational songs as well, in the form of "Shine On" and "When Jesus Comes Calling For Me". She has never sounded better, but she continues to get better. HUNGRY AGAIN is a truly remarkable album that should not go unnoticed."
JB2U@bellsouth.net | Chattanooga, Tennessee | 09/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is truly wonderful....Dolly gets back to her country roots and makes the listener feel like he or she is right there in the Smokey Mountains with her as she sings one song after another. The first single from the album, "Honky Tonk Songs" asks a question that I always thought but never dared to ask..."Why don't more women sing honky tonk songs?" The ballad entitled "Blue Valley Songbird" is about a girl born in the Tennessee Hills who leaves the hills after abuse from her father and goes out to sing her story. As only Dolly can, she adds a couple of gospel flavored songs to the album. She sings with such feeling one would wonder if she isn't truly one of the angels in "When Jesus Comes Calling For Me" and "Shine On." Unlike some of the albums produced by artists today, every song on "Hungry Again" is written by Dolly. She makes it a family affair with her cousin producer Richie Owens as co-producer. Great idea! This album is very worth what it costs and will make you want to listen over and over again."