(1995) Something Special

Dolly Parton

... read moreSomething Special is something of a mixed bag from Dolly Parton, featuring a selection of new songs and re-recorded old material. While the newer songs are fine, they pale in comparison with classics like "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You," recorded as a duet with Vince Gill. If the new songs had...

34′:03″ 10 Songs

1
Crippled Bird (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:44
2
Something Special (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:05
3
Change (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:40
4
I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton
3:17
5
Green-Eyed Boy (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:53
6
Speakin' Of The Devil (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:15
7
Jolene
Dolly Parton
3:42
8
No Good Way Of Saying Good-Bye (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
2:57
9
The Seeker
Dolly Parton
3:03
10
Teach Me To Trust (Album Version)
Dolly Parton
3:27
Released 22 August 1995, ℗ 1995 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Review

Something Special is something of a mixed bag from Dolly Parton, featuring a selection of new songs and re-recorded old material. While the newer songs are fine, they pale in comparison with classics like "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You," recorded as a duet with Vince Gill. If the new songs had been included on an album that only featured new material, they would have formed a strong record, but they take a back seat to Parton's older songs, which are more inspired and better-written. Nevertheless, the album provides several fine moments, even it doesn't rank among her best works. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine