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All Artists: Dolly Parton
Title: Rainbow
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Country
Style: Today's Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644096828, 074644096842

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I'm A Fool For This Album
Jurai's Heir | Denham Springs, LA, USA | 06/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In 1987 Dolly release an all rock/pop album, which was her first album for CBS Records. The original plan was for Dolly to alternate between releasing pop and country albums (rather than trying to combine the two styles on each album), but due to the album's poor sales and critical reception, the plan was quickly abandoned, and Dolly more or less forcused on recording country material for the remainder of her association with CBS. The album was among Dolly's lowest charting albums to that point. The album stalled at #153 on the U.S. pop album charts and barely cracked the top twenty on the country albums charts. Dolly's first single, "The River Unbroken" missed the country top 40 entirely, stalling at #63, and did not make the pop charts, it's second single, "I Know You By Heart", a duet with Smokey Robinson, did not chart at all."
Dolly's Rainbow
Jake Z | Canada | 12/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fun album from Dolly Parton. Not her best...but it still has it's quirks. This was her first album for Columbia records back in 1987. The album sounds very overproduced, and it's more pop than anything, but it's still worthwhile. It has one of the most beautiful songs she's ever written or sung, the closing "More Than I Can Say". This album came between the successful TRIO album with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, and her successful comeback to country with 1989's WHITE LIMOZEEN. The singles from this album were "The River Unknown" and "Could I Have Your Autograph". The album didn't have any hits though. There's some silly songs that are funny like "Dump the Dude", but some of the fun songs are nice like "Savin It For You" or "Everyday Hero". There's the duet with Smokey Robison on "I Know You By Heart", which was later done by Bette Midler for her BEACHES movie and soundtrack. This is not a must have for casual Parton fans, but avid fans will want it. It's pricey because it's rare to find it on CD!"
Pop music - no country here - but rather good
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Dolly signed with Columbia, she agreed to record some country albums and some pop albums. No doubt both parties expected Dolly's pop albums to be the big sellers but it didn't work out that way and this ended up being the only pop album that Dolly recorded for the label. White Limozeen and Eagle when she flies, both country albums, were much more successful. Nevertheless, this album has much to like about it and deserved to do better than it did. With one exception, all the songs are originals.

There is a hint of Motown as Dolly covers a Mary Wells song (Two lovers) and records a duet with Smokey Robinson (I know you by heart). Of the other songs here, I particularly like The river unbroken (about waiting for a train and dreaming of the destination), Everyday hero (about a happy couple), Could I have your autograph (about a potential romance) and More than I can say (a Dolly original, not a cover of Bobby Vee's sixties hit that later became a UK hit for Leo Sayer).

This album will never be regarded as on one of Dolly's classic albums but it should appeal to those who enjoy Dolly's pop-sounding albums."