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This is the story of Dolly Parton resurrecting a career that had stalled on two fronts: country radio wasn't playing records by her generation of artists anymore, and the mainstream records she was cutting in the late '80s and early '90s simply weren't very good. A self-described caricature of womanhood, she was becoming what she had once joked about. When her long-time producer Steve Buckingham queried her about cutting a bluegrass record, Parton leaped at the opportunity. Joined by an elite group of super pickers - Sam Bush, Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Jim Mills and Barry Bales - Parton wrote some original tunes that were her best efforts in years, then...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
This is the story of Dolly Parton resurrecting a career that had stalled on two fronts: country radio wasn't playing records by her generation of artists anymore, and the mainstream records she was cutting in the late '80s and early '90s simply weren't very good. A self-described caricature of womanhood, she was becoming what she had once joked about. When her long-time producer Steve Buckingham queried her about cutting a bluegrass record, Parton leaped at the opportunity. Joined by an elite group of super pickers - Sam Bush, Bryan Sutton, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Jim Mills and Barry Bales - Parton wrote some original tunes that were her best efforts in years, then filled out the album with covers ranging from Billy Joel's "Travelin' Prayer" to the Louvin Brothers' "Cash On the Barrelhead" to Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone," and re-arranged the public domain number "Silver Dagger" into one of the most dramatic moments in her entire recording career. Released in 1999, The Grass Is Blue won a Grammy and was also named Album of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Two years later she assembled the same band minus Sam Bush who was on tour but lost nary a step by replacing him with 19-year-old Nickel Creek wunderkind Chris Thile, and released Little Sparrow, another deserved Grammy winner. Cognizant of the great bluegrass artists being catholic in their choice of material, this time she plucked "Shine" from Collective Soul; revisited the Louvins' legacy via "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby"; and tipped her hat to the Great American pop songbook via a swinging treatment of Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You," which kicks off with a sprightly couple of rounds of instrumental give-and-take between Thile mandolin, Douglas resophonic guitar and Duncan fiddle before Parton enters with an airy, frolicsome vocal. The arrangements were more expansive and bolder in scope, and she brought in a wealth of guest vocalists, including Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and Maura O'Connell. For the third installment of her bluegrass trifecta, 2002's Halos & Horns, she crept every so slightly beyond bluegrass stylings to incorporate folk and traditional country elements into her approach, and penned 12 of the album's 14 tracks. In addition to a credible version of Bread's "If," she delivered a ballyhooed treatment of Led Zep's "Stairway to Heaven" a song upon which she had built one of her earlier hits, "We Used To", which evolves from a stately, measured folk song with mystical strains to a boisterous, ad-libbed coda featuring a gospel choir in full, emotive splendor. But her own songs - the most personal she had written for any of the three Sugar Hill albums - were rich narratives that inspired her most impassioned performances. As a supplement to these three albums, the box set includes a feature-packed DVD containing both videos and music tracks. The videos include a clip of her moving CMA Awards show performance with Norah Jones on "The Grass Is Blue"; the music offers five new song mixes three of them instrumentals, plus two new vocal mixes of "Seven Bridges Road" and "Travelin' Prayer" and two outstanding cuts from the Dolly tribute album, Just Because I'm a Woman: Kasey Chambers' woozy, foreboding take on "Little Sparrow" and Sinead O'Connor's shattering evocation of rising fury in the face of ultimate betrayal, "Dagger Through the Heart." Essential background is supplied by Steve Buckingham's notes on the history behind the album projects' conception and execution, buttressed by Stephanie Zacharek's thoughtful critical appraisal of Parton's journey. It's hard to believe there weren't some interesting unreleased tracks from these sessions or that the DVD couldn't have included, say, an in-depth interview with the savvy Parton about her art and her career arc. Nevertheless, this body of work collected in one place makes for one potent box set, and at that, an appropriate tribute to a great artist who challenged herself to dig deep, then climbed all the way back to the top from near-irrelevance.
All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The four-disc box set called the Acoustic Collection: 1999-2002 assembles the three albums Dolly Parton cut for the independent Sugar Hill label, and a hodgepodge bonus DVD. The albums -- The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, Halos & Horns -- were all critically acclaimed as they signified a return by Parton to her bluegrass and backwoods country roots. That said, there are cover versions here of many songs, including one of Led Zeppelin's infamous, ubiquitous hit, "Stairway to Heaven." The enclosed DVD features five new song mixes for "Seven Bridges Road," "Travelin' Prayer," "Train, Train," "Shine," and "I'm Gone." There are two non-Parton performances recorded at the Dolly Parton Tribute by Kasey Chambers and Sinéad O'Connor, three videos for songs from this collection, and a duet performance between Parton and Norah Jones singing "The Grass Is Blue."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891400822
  • Catalog Number: 4008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Travelin' Prayer (4:16)
  2. 2 Cash On the Barrelhead (3:07)
  3. 3 A Few Old Memories (4:01)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open (3:04)
  5. 5 Steady As the Rain (3:05)
  6. 6 I Still Miss Someone (3:37)
  7. 7 Endless Stream of Tears (2:39)
  8. 8 Silver Dagger (4:54)
  9. 9 Train, Train (2:50)
  10. 10 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (3:13)
  11. 11 Will He Be Waiting For Me (3:25)
  12. 12 The Grass is Blue (3:44)
  13. 13 I Am Ready (2:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Little Sparrow (4:13)
  2. 2 Shine (5:11)
  3. 3 I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (3:01)
  4. 4 My Blue Tears (3:02)
  5. 5 Seven Bridges Road (3:29)
  6. 6 Bluer Pastures (4:10)
  7. 7 A Tender Lie (3:44)
  8. 8 I Get a Kick Out of You (2:30)
  9. 9 Mountain Angel (6:50)
  10. 10 Marry Me (3:17)
  11. 11 Down From Dover (5:08)
  12. 12 The Beautiful Lie (2:34)
  13. 13 In the Sweet By and By (3:53)
  14. 14 Little Sparrow Reprise (1:36)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Halos and Horns (3:35)
  2. 2 Sugar Hill (2:52)
  3. 3 Not For Me (3:21)
  4. 4 Hello God (3:02)
  5. 5 If (3:20)
  6. 6 Shattered Image (3:30)
  7. 7 These Old Bones (5:38)
  8. 8 What a Heartache (4:18)
  9. 9 I'm Gone (5:10)
  10. 10 Raven Dove (3:37)
  11. 11 Dagger Through the Heart (3:54)
  12. 12 If Only (3:40)
  13. 13 John Daniel (5:03)
  14. 14 Stairway To Heaven (9:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Seven Bridges Road (Vocal Mix)
  2. 2 Travelin' Prayer (Vocal Mix)
  3. 3 Train, Train (Instrumental Mix)
  4. 4 Shine (Instrumental Mix)
  5. 5 I'm Gone (Instrumental Mix)
  6. 6 Little Sparrow - Kasey Chambers
  7. 7 Dagger Through the Heart - Sinéad O'Connor
  8. 8 Shine
  9. 9 I'm Gone
  10. 10 Dagger Through the Heart
  11. 11 The Grass is Blue - Norah Jones
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dolly Parton Primary Artist, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Vocals, Musical Direction, Guitar (Resonator), Vocal Harmony
Alison Krauss Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Rhonda Vincent Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Altan Guest Appearance
Sam Bush Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Patty Loveless Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Kingdom Heirs Background Vocals
April Stevens Vocal Harmony
Bob Carlin Claw Hammer Banjo
Mike Compton Fiddle
Robert Hale Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Terry Eldredge Bass, Fiddle, Background Vocals, Bass Fiddle, Vocal Harmony
Chip Davis Drones
Daíthí Sproule Guitar
Claire Lynch Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Barry Bales Bass, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Steve Buckingham Dulcimer, Guitar, Autoharp, Rhythm Guitar
Mark Compton Mandolin
Ciarán Curran Bouzouki
Richard Dennison Vocals, Background Vocals, Drones, Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Vicki Hampton Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Byron House Bass
Carl Jackson Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mark Kelly Guitar
Keith Little Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jimmy Mattingly Fiddle, Viola
Pat McInerney Percussion
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Vocals, Chant
Jim Mills Banjo
John Mock Harmonium, Human Whistle
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jennifer O'Brien Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Alan O'Bryant Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Maura O'Connell Vocals
Sinéad O'Connor Vocals
Mark Punch Electric Guitar
David Sutton Harmonica, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Ciarán Tourish Human Whistle, Low Whistle
Brent Truitt Mandolin
Steve Turner Drums, Tambourine, Washboard, Snare Drums
Dan Tyminski Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Darrin Vincent Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Kent Wells Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Gary D. Davis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Beth Stevens Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Chris Thile Mandolin
Becky Isaacs Bowman Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Sonya Isaacs Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Randy Kohrs Dobro, Guitar, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Weissenborn
Barbara Richardson Clogs
Mike Snider Claw Hammer Banjo
Bryan Sutton Guitar
Monty Allen Drones
Arthur Rice Background Vocals
Kasey Chambers Vocals
Rebecca Lynn Howard Vocals, Vocal Harmony
R. McCormack Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar (Resonator)
Steve French Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Eric Bennett Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Dermot Byrne Accordion
Glen Hannah Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Jeff McCormack Bass
The Dermot Byrne Blues Combo Accordion
Darrell Webb Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mark Kelly Guitar
Kere Buchanan Drums
Marcia Campbell Dancer
Bubba Richardson Dancer
Rod McCormack Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar (Resonator)
Gary Davis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo
Technical Credits
Jerry Douglas Author
Sam Bush Author
Dolly Parton Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Barry Bales Author
Steve Buckingham Producer, Author, Audio Production
Neal Cappellino Engineer, Digital Editing
Richard Dennison Vocal Supervision
Stuart Duncan Author
Jim Mills Author
John Mock Whistle
Marshall Morgan Engineer
Proinsias O'Maonaigh translation
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Toby Seay Engineer, Digital Editing
Ciarán Tourish Whistle
Danny Joe Brown Band Engineer
Virginia Team Art Direction
Dennis Carney Cover Photo
Bryan Sutton Author
Nash Chambers Producer, Audio Production
Barry Etris Illustrations
Scottie Hoaglan Engineer
Robert Hadley Mastering
Chuck Turner Digital Editing
Kimberly Levitan Art Direction
Stephanie Zacharek Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Dolly's Bluegrass Comeback

    I am more of a bluegrass fan than a Dolly devotee but I found this collection at a bargain price. I have reviewed each CD separately in detail on their pages but will give my individual ratings here. I gave The Grass Is Blue 4 stars, Little Sparrow 4 1/2 stars, and 3 1/2 stars to Halos & Horns. I have not checked out the DVD. This is the most economical way to purchase Dolly's bluegrass trio. If you only want one of these CDs, I recommend the Alison Krauss produced Little Sparrow.

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