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Inspiration takes wing on Little Sparrow. With its soaring harmonies and sprightly acoustic arrangements, Dolly Parton's second bluegrass-oriented album (following 1999's The Grass Is Blue) recalls the unaffected purity of... more »
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Inspiration takes wing on Little Sparrow. With its soaring harmonies and sprightly acoustic arrangements, Dolly Parton's second bluegrass-oriented album (following 1999's The Grass Is Blue) recalls the unaffected purity of her Coat of Many Colors and Jolene days in the 1970s. Rarely does a veteran artist sound so renewed, as Parton applies her bittersweet trill to a selection that extends from a majestic reading of Collective Soul's "Shine" through a banjo-driven breakdown on Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" and a breezy romp through Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You." Original material such as "My Blue Tears" and "Mountain Angel" brings out the best in Parton, though the overly precious title cut and the girlish "Marry Me" don't fare as well. With the support of vocal acolytes including Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, and Maura O'Connell, Parton sounds like she's leading a heavenly choir. --Don McLeese
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DIANE M. (bookaholic) from PARADISE, PA
Reviewed on 9/5/2006...
Solid Dolly she should have skipped the covers
Michael S. Hyre | United States | 08/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The album will not dissapoint most Parton fans ( I think) but the covers are a bit weak. Why would one of the greatest songwriters of the modern era cover others songs? It wasn't that her voice was bad, but at this point what I wanted to hear was that sweet spirit al la "coat of many colours" that comes through in her bluegrass work. The single "little sparrow" is by far the best piece on the album. For most Parton fans a good buy but bluegrass fans may want to just dowload the best songs."