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Dolly Parton
Genres: Country, Pop
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interesting covers album


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All Artists: Dolly Parton
Title: Treasures
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rising Tide
Original Release Date: 9/24/1996
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 601215304121, 602438032624


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interesting covers album

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Justin Bing | TITUS, AL United States | 09/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My favorite cd in the world and the best Dolly cd ever. If you just like good older music and don't like dolly buy this anyway she does the best covers I have ever heard! I love it and would recomend it to anyone! BUY IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!"
An overlooked gem
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By the time Dolly recorded this album, her new singles were no longer being played on radio, so she took the opportunity to record covers of some of her favorite songs. With a star-studded cast of guests, the results are impressive.The album opens with Peace train (a Cat Stevens song), backed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Some of Dolly's fans may feel that the arrangement is a little over the top, but anybody who has listened to LBM's own music (as I have) will appreciate it.After that, the rest of the album sounds more typical of Dolly's music, including excellent covers of Today I started loving you again (the often-covered Merle Haggard song that provided Sammi Smith with a top ten American country hit in the seventies), Something's burning (Kenny Rogers and the first edition), Before the next teardrop falls (Freddy Fender), Walking on sunshine (Katrina and the waves), Behind closed doors (Charlie Rich), Don't let me cross over (Carl and Pearl Butler), Satin sheets (Jeanne Pruett) and For the good times (Kris Kristofferson).After the goldrush (a Neil Young song) was recorded by Dolly with Linda and Emmylou for their second Trio album, but after a decision was taken not to release it, Dolly recorded a solo version and included it on this album. The second Trio album was eventually released, several years after it was originally recorded, complete with the Trio version of After the goldrush.All those songs are wonderful, but best of the lot is Just when I needed you most, a Randy Van Warmer hit from the seventies, which features Alison Krauss and John Sebastian. Dolly originally wanted this to be a Trio song, but it didn't work that way. However, it works superbly here.This album was not commercially successful, but if there were any justice in this world, it would have been."
A Look In The Treasure Chest.
Jurai's Heir | Denham Springs, LA, USA | 04/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is truly a unique collection of cover songs from Dolly Parton. By the time it was released, radiostations weren't playing Dolly's music anymore, but none the less Dolly knew what she was doing. This is probarly her best cover album to date, it's full mostly country & rock songs made famously by other artists before like, Merle Haggard, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Mac Davis. The album received mixed reviews and reached #21 on the U.S. country album charts. "Treasures" featured a number of famous guest artists too, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Popper of Blues Traveler, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Alison Krauss. The album released "Peace Train" and "Walking On Sunshine" as maxi-singles, which featured dance club music.

1. Peace Train - originally released from Cat Stevens, is a uplifting & powerful song & just like the song Dolly's vocals are so uplifting and powerful on here. also this song features a South Africa chorus group called "Ladysmith Black Mambazo".

2. Today I Started Loving You Again - is a song that probarly sparked the sound for most of the songs on "Hungry Again". It's a smooth song, but still up beat enough to dance with your love one.

3. Just When I Needed You Most - is a very sad & slow song, about needing someone who isn't there for you. Since the song is sad, Dolly seems sad on this song, but she does it in a beautiful way, (it's called acting). Also Alison Krauss is on this song as background vocals.

4. Something's Burning - is a excellent song, that starts off very low & calm then builds to a kickin' rock sound. This song is a mixture of country & rock music. Also it's another song that shows Dolly's vocals off very powerfully. Don't skip this one.

5. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - is a song that has Spanish (I guess) & country mixed together, it features Dolly's special singing guest David Hidalgo. The song is alot like "Today I Started Loving You Again" smooth, but still up beat enough to dance with your love one.

6. After the Gold Rush - originally appearing on "Trio 2" with Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt. Dolly re-recorded this song especially for this album. The song is more upbeat and a little faster then the original one, but all the same is a great song, full of moving music and lyrics. Alison Krauss makes another appearence on here as background vocals, but this time with Suzanne Cox and Viktor Krauss (who I guess is Alison's brother or husband?).

7. Walking On Sunshine - originally released from Katrina And The Waves' 1985 album and written by Kimberly Rew, "Walking On Sunshine" is a fun, playful & uplifting song, that will surely make you feel like your walking on sunshine.

8. Behind Closed Doors - has a great traditional country rhythm to it. The song reminds me of something that you might hear from Dolly's 1991 album "Eagle With She Flies". Pig Robbins also appears on this song playing the piano.

9. Don't Let Me Cross Over - is another traditional country song, that has a old feel to it. Raul Malo is on background vocals.

10. Satin Sheets - is a traditional country, that has a great old rhythm to it. For some the song will bring back memories of great old country music.

11. For The Good Times - originally written & performed by actor Kris Kristofferson, who also wrote the song "Me & Bobby McGee" which was made famously by Janis Joplin, is probarly the most boring out of all the songs on this album, however I will say that it is the perfect song to end this excellent album with and Dolly's voice is so calm and smooth on it too.

P.S. - Better late then never."