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Those Were the Days based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Never thought I'd hear a "country-fied" version of Those Were the Days, but the mandolin works and it's rollicking. Dolly & friends wind their way through many tunes -- makes you want to rev up the pick-up & take a roadtrip.
This album is a true treasure from start to finish...and then you will want to start again! Begining with "Those Were the Days" with Mary Hopkin, this bluegrass masterpiece launches off onto an introspective, heartfelt presentation of songs that Parton refers to as songs that "have touched me deeply in one way or another". Parton's well crafted arrangements are, in themselves, a touching tribute of our collective soul, dreams and fears. "Both Sides Now" with Judy Collins laments the leasons of life in a poignant rendition that only the seasoned pairing of Parton and Collins could deliver in such a knowing manner. The gem of the gems in this album is the final selection, John Lennon's "Imagine" - a truely moving rendition by Parton reminding us of Lennon's dreams of living in a world free of war and hatred. Yes, this album is a treasure - and Ms. Parton is solid gold.