Customer Reviews: The Very Best of Dolly Parton, Vol. 2
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on July 13, 2007
A good mix of hits and some high quality lp cuts. Here's the complete track listing :
Joshua*, The Seeker, Harper Valley PTA, Heartbreaker*, Two Doors Down, Boulder To Birmingham, Put It Off Until Tomorrow, All I Can Do, Higher And Higher, Rockin' Years*, In The Ghetto, Just Because I'm A Woman, Yellow Roses*, I Really Don't Want To Know, Eagle When She Flies, Please Don't Stop Loving Me*, Down From Dover, Where Beauty Live In Memory and To Daddy.
There are 19 songs listed on the disc and back cover, however, only the first 16 play on the disc. the * notes billboard #1's. Put It Off Until Tomorrow is from Honky Tonk Angels with Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn. Rockin Years with Ricky Van Shelton, I Really Don't Want To Know with Willie Nelson and Please Don't Stop Loving Me is the only billboard number one by Dolly and Porter Wagoner. Overall pretty good, I would have chosen a few other and left off Boulder and Where Beauty Lives, but still worth it for the Dolly collector.
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VINE VOICEon September 10, 2008
So yes, you need to be a Dolly fan to have this CD, which I now have. I had not listened to her work in years, so this was a great treat. Her clear voice comes across beautifully in this wonderfully mixed volume. Brings back some good memories for me!
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VINE VOICEon July 18, 2007
Last year to mark her tour of Europe Sony/BMG issued "The Very Best Of Dolly Parton" a collection of some of her biggest hits. That album did very well on the European charts, so now we have "Volume Two". Because the first volume used most of her biggest hits, we're left here with few actual hits. That's not to say there aren't good songs on here, I just don't know that these are her "very best". Her covers of "Harper Valley PTA" and "In The Ghetto" are from early albums in her career when it was the norm to cover popular hits of the day. Her take on "In The Ghetto" has always been a favorite of mine though. The album does include some gems, her cover of Emmylou Harris's "Boulder To Birmingham" and her own original tracks "Down From Dover" and "Where Beauty Lives In Memory", two of her best story songs.
Although not everything on here is among her "very best", it is an enjoyable listen nonetheless.
By the way, despite what previous reviews would have you believe, all 19 tracks play just fine on the disc.
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on September 22, 2007
I ordered this from the UK (I live in the USA) and found that MANY of the songs on this collection have a slightly different version of the originals that we Americans have gotten used to. Nothing major, but enough to notice if you are paying attention and know the songs. Background vocals, her phrasing, musical instruments, just to name a few of the differences. Anyone who is a true Dolly fan will appreciate the differences. I found myself backing up the song to make sure I heard what I had just thought I heard. I am VERY pleased with this disc.
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HALL OF FAMEon January 14, 2008
This is the second volume in what is really a Greatest Hits collection as these tracks represent Dolly Parton's most commercially successful songs. It includes the brilliant story songs Joshua, Down From Dover and Harper Valley PTA, moving ballads like Heartbreaker, To Daddy, Where Beauty Lives In Memory, Just Because I'm a Woman and the magnificent Emmylou Harris composition Boulder To Birmingham, a song written in memory of Gram Parsons. Other highlights include the Elvis cover In The Ghetto and the duet with Porter Wagoner: Please Don't Stop Loving Me. Together with the first volume it is a great introduction to the music of one of the most delightful of all female country singers but for longtime fans, the real gems are found on albums like Coat of Many Colors, The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - 20 greatest Hits, and on solo albums like Little Sparrow and The Grass Is Blue.
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on August 8, 2012
Anything Dolly sings, she sings well but this album is really a no hitter. It's nice background music on a long road trip and has some stories to tell.
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on March 6, 2013
Like the music. The artist are very easy to listen too and are part of the American music experience that I grew up with.
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on February 15, 2013
This is such a great CD. I bought ti for my wife and now I have it in my car.
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on June 13, 2015
got it fast. item as described.very happy with purchase. thanks again!
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on March 21, 2016
Great CD - I really enjoy listening - Can't go wrong with Dolly
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