May Buddha Rest In Peace
By a song 4u
RCA's reissue label Buddha was shuttered a few years ago but before the went away the label re-issued with amazing sound quality key albums by the likes of The Partridge Family, Gladys Knight, Ronnie Milsap, and Dolly. This same cd was re-issued a few years ago by Sony consisting of a few bonus tracks but the sound quality seriously compromised. My choice between a bonus track and sound quality, I choose the latter because as most artists say and I found out through the years, outtakes are outtakes for a reason. This particular album has remained a favorite of mine and outside of the title track, "But You Know I Love You" is the standout here for me.
the musical version of 9 to 5
iTunes needs to get the soundtrack for the musical that Dolly wrote -9 to 5 the Musical. I'm sure people would buy it.
A Thematic Pleasure
By Fred Smiley
Marboro Guy hit it on the head. Not all Parton's albums have cohesive themes, but this one strikes a chord upon the dignity of work and humans' coping mechanisms for apparently hopeless circumstances. The title track tends to attract all the attention and evoke memories, but some unsung highnotes (pardon the puns) include the haunting "Dark as a Dungeon," Parton's innovative, contributory covers of "House of the Rising Sun" and "Detroit City" and, of course, her classic "But You Know I Love You."
9 to 5
This album as well as Dolly's entire catalog of hits is far above most talent on the super charts today. Let's give credit to the real stars who brought country music where it is today. Their voices weren't always smoothed over and enhanced with all our new technology of today and still sounded wonderful. Anyone can listen to a true talent such as Dolly perform live and hear the same wonderful sound you hear on a CD. Listen to some of todays artists and you will be shocked at what you hear in an "unplugged" version. Then let's compare talent and not rate something like this 5 stars.
One of the BEST albums of 1981.
By Marlboro Guy
Ignore the itunes review. This album is one of Dolly's most cohesive and strongest overall efforts. The songs on this album are loosely centered around the concept of work, with the single 9 to 5 leading the way. Another excellent album cover too.
A Dolly Classic
This album was one of Dolly's best albums from the early 1980's. I purchased this album on vinyl when it came out, and think it is great that it has been reissued on CD. Propelled by the popularity of the movie, and Dolly's mega-smash- "9 to 5", this concept album also contains the hit single "But You Know I Love You". Don't miss out on this classic album, which still stands as one of Dolly's best country-pop albums 28 years after its initial release.