Those Were The Days CD (2005)

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A year in the making, this album of era-defining songs from the 1960s and 1970s is an astonishing collection of indispensable classics, performed in Dolly Parton's signature style with a top-notch list of friends.

Parton, who produced the album, invited several of the artists who wrote or made these songs famous to sing with her. Renowned musicians Roger McGuinn (of the Byrds), Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins, and Tommy James make appearances on Those Were the Days. She also asked recent chart-topping artists Norah Jones, Keith Urban, Nickel Creek, Lee Ann Womack, Rhonda Vincent, Joe Nichols, and Alison Krauss to join her

in the studio. The Country Music Hall of Famer, Grammy winner, and Oscar nominee said, "I am really very proud of this album. I love all of these songs and all of the artists who performed, it just felt special from the moment the concept came to my mind. I knew I had to produce it myself in order to get all of my ideas across exactly as I wanted them to be presented. I really hope people enjoy it. I know I enjoyed making it."

Recorded in Nashville, Those Were the Days retains the bluegrass-inspired sound that earned her two Grammys and a new generation of fans for her previous four albums on Sugar Hill Records. The album includes a group sing featuring a menagerie of Grand Ole Opry legends. Capping off the album is Parton's unique version of "Imagine."


Label Welk Music Group
SKU 64010104
UPC 015891400723
UPC 14 00015891400723
Format CD
Release Date 10/11/2005
Author Dolly Parton
Compilation Appearance Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills
Compilation Appearance Once Upon A Christmas
Compilation Appearance Souvenirs-Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance My Life
Compilation Appearance Mi Vida Grandes Exitos(spanish)
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Country Gospel Suday In The South
Compilation Appearance Songcatcher
Compilation Appearance Master & His Music
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Country Super Hits
Compilation Appearance Pure Country Classics Number 1 Hits
Compilation Appearance Best Of Bluegrass
Compilation Appearance Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Compilation Appearance Just Because I'm A Woman-Songs Of Dolly Parton
Compilation Appearance One Moment More
Compilation Appearance Feels Like Home
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Compilation Appearance 42 Ultimate Hits
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Best Little Whorehouse In Texa
Compilation Appearance Love Songs
Compilation Appearance Real 80's Country / Various
Compilation Appearance Great Country Hymns / Various
Compilation Appearance Great Country Hymns / Various
Compilation Appearance Top 10 Country / Various
Compilation Appearance Real Folk / Various
Compilation Appearance Country Love Songs / Various
Compilation Appearance Real 70's Country / Various
Compilation Appearance Best Country Love Songs / Various
Compilation Appearance The Very Best of Emmylou Harris
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance Time Well Wasted
Compilation Appearance Hits I Missed & One I Didn't
Compilation Appearance Great American Songbook Collection
Compilation Appearance 21 Number Ones
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Best Of Bluegrass 2
Compilation Appearance We Love The 80'S Too(2cd)
Compilation Appearance Best Of Americana
Compilation Appearance Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Nashville 906
Compilation Appearance All Amrcn Cntry Roadt(3cd
Compilation Appearance Absolutely Bluegrass
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Compilation Appearance Love Song Collection
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Burn Your Playhouse Down
Compilation Appearance Do You Know
Compilation Appearance Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Compilation Appearance Featuring
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Jessica Simpson
Compilation Appearance Hits Alive
Compilation Appearance Double Play
Compilation Appearance Easy 80S
Compilation Appearance Country's Got Heart
Compilation Appearance Country Tops Hits Of The 80'S
Compilation Appearance Joyful Noise (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Country Gospel Favorites
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Compilation Appearance X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Compilation Appearance Original Album Series
Compilation Appearance 1 Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance 1 Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence
Compilation Appearance Essential Tammy Wynette
Compilation Appearance Romancing The 60S
Compilation Appearance For God & Country
Compilation Appearance To All The Girls
Compilation Appearance Divided & United:songs Of Civil War
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Duets
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:country Hits Of '60s &
Compilation Appearance Bridges
Compilation Appearance Country Top Hits Of The 60's
Compilation Appearance Best Of The 80s
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits Of The 70s
Compilation Appearance Greatest Songs Ever Sung
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits Of The 80s
Compilation Appearance Stardust:great American Songbook V3
Compilation Appearance Triple Feature:women Of Country
Compilation Appearance Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Compilation Appearance Songbird:rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems
Compilation Appearance Born To The Breed:tribute To Judy Col
Compilation Appearance Peace in the Valley; 75 Southern Gospel Classics
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Compilation Appearance Orthophonic Joy
Technical Info
Engineer Steve Davis; Matt Boynton; Kelly Pribble; Alan Silverman; J. Carter Tutwiler; Sarah Jane Schmeltzer; Neil Devor; Gary Paczosa; Reed "Mountain Man" Taylor; Patrick Murphy; Steve Davis; Matt Boynton; Kelly Pribble; Glenn Taylor; Alan Silverman
Producer Dolly Parton; Jimmy Wisner; Tommy Lee James
CatalogID 4007
Lable Name Sugar Hill
Released 10/11/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00015891400723
Musical Guests
George Jones
Porter Wagoner
Norah Jones
Lee Ann Womack
Yusuf Islam
Kris Kristofferson
Alison Krauss
Judy Collins
Nickel Creek
Roger McGuinn
Brenda Lee
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Dolly Parton (vocals); Roger McGuinn (vocals, guitar, electric guitar); Tommy James (vocals, guitar); Kent Wells (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 6-string bass, background vocals); Terry Eldredge (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Yusuf (vocals, acoustic guitar); Andy Hall (vocals, dobro, harp, background vocals); Danny Roberts (vocals, mandolin, background vocals); Richard Dennison (vocals, toy piano, Wurlitzer organ, background vocals); Chuck Tilley, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Jennifer O'Brien, Emily Webb, Callie Cryar, Phoebe Cryar, Duane Hamilton, Jon Mark Ivey, George Hamilton IV, Kristin Bauer, Kid Connection Inc., Opry Gang, Robert Bailey, Jr. , Jamie Johnson, Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, Jimmy C. Newman, Kathy Stewart, Lisa Bevill, Lisa Cochran, Mel McDaniel, Pam Tillis, Angel Cruz, Anna Wilson, Vicki Hampton, Kim Fleming, Drew Cline, Jack Green (vocals, background vocals); Dan Tyminski, Joe Nichols, Judy Collins, Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss, Mary Hopkin, Mindy Smith, Nickel Creek, Norah Jones, Rhonda Vincent (vocals); Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton (guitar, acoustic guitar); Tommy Lee James (electric guitar); Ilya Toshinsky (banjo, dulcimer); Chris Thile (mandolin); Jimmy Mattingly (fiddle); Doctor Ming Wang (erhu); Connie Ellisor, Jack Jezzro, Kristin Wilkinson, Tom Howard, Jim Grosjean, Anthony LaMarchina, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson , Alan Umstead, Monisa Angell, Catherine Umstead, Gary VanOsdale, Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen (strings); Jim Hoke (harmonica); Joey Schmidt (accordion); Paul Hollowell, Tony Smith (piano); Viktor Krauss (bass guitar); Bob Mater (drums, percussion); David Talbot (vocals, banjo, background vocals); George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Brenda Lee (vocals, background vocals); Sam Bush (mandolin); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); David Foster (piano).
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Dollywood's Celebrity Theater, Pigeon Forge, TN; Kensol Town Studio D, London, England; Minutiae Studio, Nashville, TN; No Can Beat Studios, Hana, Maui HI; OceanWay, Nashville, TN; Sound On Sound Recording, New York, NY; Stir Studios, Cardiff, Wales; Taylor Made Studios, North Caldwell, NJ; The Tracking Room At Masterphonics, Nashville, TN; Two Monkeys Studio, Nashville, TN.
Author: Dolly Parton.
Director: Sasha Vosk.
Photographer: Dennis Carney.
Arranger: Dolly Parton.
Like fellow country legend Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton was remarkably prolific during the first years of the 21st century, and 2005's THOSE WERE THE DAYS features Parton sharing Nelson's penchant for guest-star-studded albums. The general theme is Parton's favorite songs of the 1960s and '70s, with additional artists ranging from Porter Wagoner, her former duet partner, to singer/songwriter Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). Throughout the disc, Parton's crystal-clear voice shines as bright as ever, meshing particularly well with the record's younger performers, including Australian country-rock hero Keith Urban (the playful "Twelfth of Never") and the bluegrass trio Nickel Creek (a lilting rendition of Bob Dylan's oft-covered "Blowin' in the Wind"). While THOSE WERE THE DAYS isn't quite as consistent as HALOS & HORNS or LITTLE SPARROW (largely due to so many cooks in the kitchen), it is a charming album that's sure to please fans of Dolly and the other artists represented here.
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.54) - "[W]hat distinguishes this album is the choice of material and the people who joined her in the studio."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Dolly is] superb throughout, sometimes edging into fetchingly fragile, sometimes proving unstoppably exuberant."
Disc 1
1 Those Were the Days
2 Blowin' in the Wind
3 Where Have All the Flowers Gone
4 Twelfth of Never
5 Where Do the Children Play
6 Me and Bobby McGee
7 Crimson and Clover
8 Cruel War, The
9 Turn, Turn, Turn
10 If I Were a Carpenter
11 Both Sides Now
12 Imagine
Product Attributes
Artist Parton,Dolly
Label Sugarhill Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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