Parton, Dolly - Coat Of Many Colors (180 gr. vinyl)
Coat Of Many Colors (180 gr. vinyl)
2016 Music On Vinyl
Dolly Parton had a number of hits in the late '60s as Porter Wagoner's duet partner, yet solo success eluded her until her 1971 album Coat Of Many Colors. The title track was a Top Ten single, and it effectively became her signature song, largely because it was a sweetly autobiographical tune about Dolly's childhood.
That song, along with its two hit predecessors, "Traveling Man" and "My Blue Tears," were evidence that Parton was a strong songwriter, but the full album reveals the true depth of her talents. She wrote seven of the ten songs (Wagoner wrote the other three), none of which is filler.
A remarkably consistent album, in terms of songwriting and performances, but also remarkably diverse, revealing that Dolly can handle ballads, Country-Rockers, tearjerkers, and Country-Pop with equal aplomb.
SIDE A1. COAT OF MANY COLORS
2. TRAVELING MAN
3. MY BLUE TEARS
4. IF I LOSE MY MIND
5. THE MYSTERY OF THE MYSTERY
SIDE B1. SHE NEVER MET A MAN (SHE DIDN'T LIKE)
2. EARLY MORNING BREEZE
3. THE WAY I SEE YOU
4. HERE I AM
5. A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE