Rockstar [Clear Blue Vinyl 4LP] [Alternate Cover] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Rockstar [Clear Blue Vinyl 4LP] [Alternate Cover] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

by Dolly Parton
Rockstar [Clear Blue Vinyl 4LP] [Alternate Cover] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Rockstar [Clear Blue Vinyl 4LP] [Alternate Cover] [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

by Dolly Parton

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Upon receiving a nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, Dolly Parton demurred, claiming that she wasn't rock & roll. The Rock Hall wound up inducting her, and she accepted the honor, deciding to deliver her first full-fledged rock album in return. Hence, Rockstar -- a star-studded double album where Dolly attempts every sound under the rock & roll sun. Parton splits her time covering (very) familiar classic rock tunes and writing made-to-order originals, only occasionally shutting the studio door so she can sing on her own. The combination of overblown renditions of songs you know by heart and cuts that feel as if they were tailored for album rock radio in 1990 does have some charms, especially because Dolly embraces the goofiness of the entire project: the album opens with a sketch of Parton "shredding" on guitar, as if it was a dangerous thing to do in 2023. Occasionally the cornball patter can be a bit much, especially on "What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done for You," an otherwise amiable rocker bookended with Stevie Nicks and Dolly exchanging canned barbs, but the silliness is preferable to playing it straight; the po-faced preaching of "What's Up?" falls flat. Parton proves to be a generous host at her party, yucking it up with both Ronnie McDowell and Rob Halford and crooning sweetly with Peter Frampton and Chris Stapleton alike; she even deigns to spend some time with Kid Rock. By the time Rockstar reaches "Free Bird," the party has been rolling on for two hours and is starting to feel a little tired -- it doesn't help that Parton is duetting with the ghost of Ronnie Van Zant, either -- but that doesn't erase the good spirits created by the rest of the record. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2023
Label: Barnes & Noble / Big Machine Records
UPC: 0843930095315
Rank: 1182


Disc 1

  1. Rockstar
  2. World On Fire
  3. Every Breath You Take
  4. Open Arms
  5. Magic Man
  6. Long As I Can See the Light
  7. Either Or
  8. I Want You Back
  9. What Has Rock and Roll Ever Done For You
  10. Purple Rain
  11. Baby, I Love Your Way
  12. I Hate Myself For Loving You
  13. Night Moves
  14. Wrecking Ball
  15. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

Disc 2

  1. Keep On Loving You
  2. Heart of Glass
  3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
  4. Tried to Rock and Roll Me
  5. Stairway to Heaven
  6. We Are the Champions
  7. Bygones
  8. My Blue Tears
  9. What's Up?
  10. You're No Good
  11. Heartbreaker
  12. Bittersweet
  13. I Dreamed About Elvis
  14. Let It Be
  15. Free Bird

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Primary Artist
Paul McCartney   Featured Artist
Simon LeBon   Featured Artist
Steven Tyler   Featured Artist
The Blackhearts   Vocals (Background)
Sheryl Crow   Featured Artist
The Jordanaires   Featured Artist,Vocals (Background)
Kid Rock   Featured Artist
Chris Rodriguez   Vocals (Background)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts   Featured Artist
Pat Benatar   Featured Artist
Emmylou Harris   Featured Artist
Richard Dennison   Vocals (Background)
Gary Rossington   Featured Artist
Vicki Hampton   Vocals (Background)
Doug Wilson   Trumpet
Ringo Starr   Featured Artist
John 5   Featured Artist
John Fogerty   Featured Artist
Kent Wells   Drums,Vocals (Background)
Waddy Wachtel   Featured Artist
Debbie Harry   Featured Artist
Kim Keyes   Vocals (Background)
Howard Leese   Featured Artist
Rob Halford   Featured Artist
Linda Perry   Featured Artist
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Mark Needham   Drums
Peter Frampton   Featured Artist
Ronnie McDowell   Featured Artist
Jim Hoke   Flute,Trumpet,Saxophone
Melissa Etheridge   Featured Artist
Brandi Carlile   Featured Artist
Mick Fleetwood   Featured Artist
Nikki Sixx   Featured Artist
Michael McDonald   Featured Artist
John Hinchey   Trombone
Mike Rojas   Accordion
Sting   Featured Artist
Miley Cyrus   Featured Artist
The Artimus Pyle Band   Featured Artist
Artimus Pyle   Featured Artist
Jennifer Kummer   French Horn
Steve Perry   Featured Artist
Kevin Cronin   Featured Artist
Elton John   Featured Artist
Jimmy Mattingly   Violin,Strings
Ronnie Van Zant   Featured Artist
Richie Sambora   Featured Artist
Neil Giraldo   Featured Artist
Mica Roberts   Vocals (Background)
Jennifer O'Brien   Vocals (Background)
Ann Wilson   Featured Artist
Stevie Nicks   Featured Artist
Roland Barber   Trombone
Christine Winslow   Vocals (Background)
Warren Hayes   Featured Artist
Chris Stapleton   Featured Artist
Nicole Lewis   Vocals (Background)
P!nk   Featured Artist
Lizzo   Flute,Featured Artist
Patrick Walle   French Horn
Emmanuel Echem   Trumpet
Josh Scalf   Trombone
Sasha Flute   Featured Artist
Rachel Edge   Vocals (Background)

Technical Credits

Ted Jensen   Mastering
Dolly Parton   Composer,Executive Producer
Kent Wells   Engineer,Producer,Programming
Jonathan Cain   Composer
Martin Kierszenbaum   Producer
Mark Needham   Engineer,Producer,Programming
Jim Hoke   Horn Arrangements
Gordon Sumner   Composer
Todd Tidwell   Engineer
Don Miggs   Producer
Joshua Blair   Producer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Steve Perry   Composer
Chris Lord-Alge   Mixing
Ann Wilson   Composer
Kyle Dickinson   Engineer
Kevin Willis   Engineer
Nancy Wilson   Composer
Brian Judd   Mixing
Ryan Yount   Engineer
Vijat Mohindra   Photography
Joel McKenney   Engineer
Zach Wills   Engineer
Anderson Clendenin   Engineer
Deanna Fielding   Engineer
Greyson White   Mixing
J.B. Rowland   Art Direction
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