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Format: CD
Sku: 64010104
UPC: 015891400723
UPC 14: 00015891400723
Release Date: 10/11/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Those Were the Days ~ Dolly Parton
2. Blowin' in the Wind ~ Dolly Parton
3. Where Have All the Flowers Gone ~ Dolly Parton
4. Twelfth of Never ~ Dolly Parton
5. Where Do the Children Play ~ Dolly Parton
6. Me and Bobby McGee ~ Dolly Parton
7. Crimson and Clover ~ Dolly Parton
8. Cruel War, The ~ Dolly Parton
9. Turn, Turn, Turn ~ Dolly Parton
10. If I Were a Carpenter ~ Dolly Parton
11. Both Sides Now ~ Dolly Parton
12. Imagine ~ Dolly Parton
 
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."

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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); 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); Yusuf , 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); Yusuf Islam (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).
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote Author: Dolly Parton.
Muze PNote Director: Sasha Vosk.
Muze PNote Photographer: Dennis Carney.
Muze PNote Arranger: Dolly Parton.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Dolly Parton; Jimmy Wisner; Tommy Lee James

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

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist George Jones
Muze Guest Artist Porter Wagoner
Muze Guest Artist Norah Jones
Muze Guest Artist Lee Ann Womack
Muze Guest Artist Yusuf
Muze Guest Artist Kris Kristofferson
Muze Guest Artist Alison Krauss
Muze Guest Artist Judy Collins
Muze Guest Artist Nickel Creek
Muze Guest Artist Roger McGuinn
Muze Guest Artist Brenda Lee

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills
Muze Music Compilations Once Upon A Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Souvenirs-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations My Life
Muze Music Compilations Mi Vida Grandes Exitos(spanish)
Muze Music Compilations Very Best Of Willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations Songcatcher
Muze Music Compilations Master & His Music
Muze Music Compilations Clinch Mountain Sweethearts
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Country Super Hits
Muze Music Compilations Pure Country Classics Number 1 Hits
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Just Because I'm A Woman-Songs Of Dolly Parton
Muze Music Compilations One Moment More
Muze Music Compilations Feels Like Home
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Best Little Whorehouse In Texa
Muze Music Compilations 42 Ultimate Hits
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Best Country Love Songs / Various
Muze Music Compilations The Very Best of Emmylou Harris
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Gold
Muze Music Compilations Time Well Wasted
Muze Music Compilations Hits I Missed & One I Didn't
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The South:musical Stories By
Muze Music Compilations 21 Number Ones
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass 2
Muze Music Compilations Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Nashville 906
Muze Music Compilations Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends
Muze Music Compilations Absolutely Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas:millennium Collec
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Muze Music Compilations Love Song Collection
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Muze Music Compilations Burn Your Playhouse Down
Muze Music Compilations Do You Know
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Christ
Muze Music Compilations First 50 Years:greatest Duets
Muze Music Compilations Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Muze Music Compilations Featuring
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Jessica Simpson
Muze Music Compilations Hits Alive
Muze Music Compilations Double Play
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations Country Tops Hits Of The 80'S
Muze Music Compilations Joyful Noise (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:platinum Ed
Muze Music Compilations X2 (As Time Goes By/stardust)
Muze Music Compilations Original Album Series
Muze Music Compilations Chicago Xxxiii:o Christmas Three
Muze Music Compilations Golden Age Of Country:crazy Arms
Muze Music Compilations Romantically Yours
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations 1 Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Under The Influence
Muze Music Compilations This Is Country
Muze Music Compilations Essential Tammy Wynette
Muze Music Compilations Romancing The 60S
Muze Music Compilations For God & Country
Muze Music Compilations To All The Girls
Muze Music Compilations Divided & United:songs Of Civil War
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Hey Lover Boy Assortment/girlie Track
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:country Hits Of '60s &
Muze Music Compilations Bridges
Muze Music Compilations Country Top Hits Of The 60's
Muze Music Compilations Stardust:great American Songbook V3
Muze Music Compilations Triple Feature:women Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se

Associated Artists and Works

Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton ~ Artists, Various
Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton
Lynn, Loretta
Nelson, Willie
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
Pickin' On
Rogers, Kenny
Once Upon A Christmas ~ Rogers, Kenny
Just Because I'm a Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parto ~ Various Artists
Wagoner, Porter
20 Greatest Hits ~ Wagoner, Porter

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/11/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4007
Music Label Name Label : Sugar Hill
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00015891400723

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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Parton,Dolly
Product attributeLabel:   Sugarhill Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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