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9 to 5: The Musical

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All Music Guide - Paula Carino
Dolly Parton's country crossover hit "9 to 5" has become a staple of pop radio and karaoke set lists because of its indelible chorus and lyrics that any working stiff can relate to. On this original cast album of the musical based on the movie, the song gets the Broadway treatment, augmented with extra measures for maximum dramatic effect and multiple singing parts. The effect is not quite the same as hearing Dolly's pert-n-populist rendition, but it is a vivid reimagining with the same spunky attitude as the original. The rest of the numbers, written by Parton, are pure cornball, but delightfully so in most cases. Allison Janney strikes just the right brassy tone on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Carino
Dolly Parton's country crossover hit "9 to 5" has become a staple of pop radio and karaoke set lists because of its indelible chorus and lyrics that any working stiff can relate to. On this original cast album of the musical based on the movie, the song gets the Broadway treatment, augmented with extra measures for maximum dramatic effect and multiple singing parts. The effect is not quite the same as hearing Dolly's pert-n-populist rendition, but it is a vivid reimagining with the same spunky attitude as the original. The rest of the numbers, written by Parton, are pure cornball, but delightfully so in most cases. Allison Janney strikes just the right brassy tone on "Around Here" and Marc Kudisch and Stephanie Block create heat on the slinky "The Dance o' Death." Megan Hilty has the appropriately theatrical twang for Parton's previously recorded "Backwoods Barbie." "Get Out and Stay Out" is a somewhat ordinary piano ballad fleshed out with Block's powerful and expressive vocals. The rest of the songs seem thin without an accompanying visual spectacle, but for fans of the Broadway show, the album is a solid memento of a fun evening at the theater.
USA Today - Elysa Gardner
The country icon...has injected plenty of twang into the score. But there are also ballads that wouldn't be out of place in most contemporary, pop-influenced musicals and nods to Tin Pan Alley and '70s funk.
New York Post - Elizabeth Vicentelli
It shouldn't surprise anybody [Dolly]'s taken so well to the stage: She's always been a storyteller first and foremost. Her countrified pop, enhanced by fiddle and pedal-steel guitar, fits perfectly on Broadway. Of all the mainstream artists who've tried their hand at show music in the past few years, she may be the most convincing.
The Associated Press - Michael Kuchwara
[Dolly] has a simple, direct way with lyrics and a beguiling sense of melody whether it's country twang, gospel, rhythm 'n' blues, power ballad or sentimental love song.
The Guardian - Ed Pilkington
The greatest triumph of the night was that the film has been reinvented as a musical so successfully.
Chicago Tribune
The lovable ballad "Backwoods Barbie" [is] Parton's charming, autobiographical, country ode to how neither a rural origin nor a double D-cup prevents a sharp mind.
New York Daily News - Joe Dziemianowicz
What's fresh and original are Dolly Parton’s bouncy, big-hearted songs, which accompany the familiar title tune.... "I Just Might" [is] a bright, optimistic ballad. The best number, "Change It," is about the office but really addresses larger issues, and makes the show shine.
Variety - David Rooney
The wry self-validation of "Backwoods Barbie," the delicate optimism of "I Just Might," the upbeat resilience of "Shine Like the Sun" and take-charge attitude of "Change It" all reveal the songwriter's authentic personality, and 9 to 5 is at its most winning when these numbers focus attention squarely on the women battling for a fair deal in an unequal-opportunity environment.

It shouldn't surprise anybody [Dolly]'s taken so well to the stage: She's always been a storyteller first and foremost. Her countrified pop, enhanced by fiddle and pedal-steel guitar, fits perfectly on Broadway. Of all the mainstream artists who've tried their hand at show music in the past few years, she may be the most convincing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Dolly Records
  • UPC: 613481019807
  • Catalog Number: 1980

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 9 To 5 (4:52)
  2. 2 Around Here (3:00)
  3. 3 Here For You (3:45)
  4. 4 I Just Might (3:56)
  5. 5 Backwoods Barbie (2:27)
  6. 6 Dance O' Death (3:35)
  7. 7 Cowgirl's Revenge (2:03)
  8. 8 Potion Notion (2:25)
  9. 9 Joy To The Girls (1:02)
  10. 10 Heart To Hart (4:17)
  11. 11 Shine Like The Sun (4:15)
  12. 12 One Of The Boys (3:52)
  13. 13 5 To 9 (1:08)
  14. 14 Always A Woman (2:56)
  15. 15 Change It (2:45)
  16. 16 Let Love Grow (2:38)
  17. 17 Get Out And Stay Out (4:19)
  18. 18 Finale (1:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dolly Parton Indexed Contributor
Aaron Heick Reeds
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Karen Murphy Vocals
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
John Putnam Guitar
Christopher Cardona Violin
Dave Riekenberg Reeds
Antoine Silverman Violin
Kathy Fitzgerald Vocals
Hiroko Taguchi Violin
Marc Kudisch Vocals
Paul Castree Vocals
Allison Janney Vocals
Ann Harada Vocals
Stephen Oremus Conductor
Ioana Alfonso Vocals
Stephanie J. Block Vocals
Karen Murphy Vocals
Andy Karl Vocals
Dan Cooney Vocals
Lisa Howard Vocals
Justin Bohon Vocals
Michael Aarons Guitar
Ben Cohn Keyboards
Neil Haskell Vocals
Jeremy Davis Vocals
Megan Hilty Vocals
Michael Mindlin Vocals
Timothy George Anderson Vocals
Maia Nkenge Wilson Vocals
Brandi Wooten Vocals
Autumn Guzzardi Vocals
Van Hughes Vocals
Susan Perelman Violin
Michael X. Martin Vocals
Tory Ross Vocals
Timothy George Anderson Vocals
Neil Haskell Vocals
Dan Cooney Vocals
Michael Mindlin Vocals
Maia Nkenge Wilson Vocals
Wayne Schroder Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald Vocals
Lisa Howard Vocals
Jeremy Davies Vocals
Van Hughes Vocals
Timothy George Anderson Vocals
Neil Haskell Vocals
Michael Mindlin Vocals
Kathy Fitzgerald Vocals
Justin Bohon Vocals
Jodie Moore Keyboards
Jessica Lea Patty Vocals
Charlie Pollock Vocals
Amy Ralske Cello
Tory Ross Vocals
Jake Schwartz Guitar
Vincent Della Rocca Reeds
David Mancuso Percussion
Maia Nkenge Wilson Vocals
Sean McDaniel Drums
Brian 'Fletch' Pareschi Trumpet
Jeremy Davis Vocals
Matt Gallagher Keyboards
Lisa Howard Vocals
Allison Janney Vocals
Technical Credits
Dolly Parton Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Bruce Coughlin Orchestration
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John Ritter Cover Art
Alex Lacamoire Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Audio Production, Dance Arrangement
Stephen Oremus Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements, Audio Production, Music Direction
Kevin Stites Arranger
Alex Venguer Engineer
Charles du Chateau Arranger
Robert Greenblatt Executive Producer
Patricia Resnick Liner Notes, Book
Robert Greenblatt Executive Producer
Derik Lee Digital Editing
Patricia Resnick Liner Notes, Book
John Ritter Cover Art
Charles DuChateau Arranger
Patricia Resnick Liner Notes
Charles Duchateau Arranger
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