1980 Dolly Parton – Dolly, Dolly, Dolly

Dolly, Dolly, Dolly, released in 1980, is the 22nd solo studio album by Dolly Parton. Coming at the height of her late 1970s-1980s quest for pop success, the album was her least traditional country-sounding album to that point, with a number of songs bordering on disco. Though the album’s two singles, “Starting Over Again” (written by Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano) and “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You” topped the U.S. country charts (“Starting Over Again” also hit #36 on the pop charts), the album is generally regarded by critics, as well as Dolly Parton’s fans, as one of the least satisfying albums of her career; it was almost universally panned at the time of its release; of the major press, only People Magazine reviewed it favorably. The album was noteworthy for being one of the only Dolly Parton albums to that point not to include a single of her own compositions; it was composed entirely of covers.

Tracks

Starting Over Again(Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano) 3:58
2  Same Old Fool (Glenn Sutton, Greg Leroy, Jim Helmer) 3:21
3  Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You (Pebe Sebert, Hugh Moffatt) 3:23
4  You’re The Only One I Ever Needed (Robbie Patton, Linda Mallah) 3:00
5  Say Goodnight (Gary Portnoy, Susan Sheridan) 4:05
6  Fool For Your Love (Michael Omartian, Leo Sayer) 3:07
7  Even A Fool Would Let Go (Tom Snow, Kerry Chater) 3:20
8  Sweet Agony (David Wolfert, Susan Sheridan) 3:43
9  I Knew You When (Rupert Holmes) 3:12
10  Packin’ It Up (Sandy Farina, Lisa Ratner) 3:30

Musicians

1 Starting Over Again

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
VocoderJeff Baxter
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
SynthesizerNick DeCaro
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap


2 Same Old Fool

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli


3 Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
Pedal Steel GuitarAl Perkins
KeyboardsJai Winding
Background VocalsRandy Parton
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen


4 You’re The Only One I Ever Needed

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Jay Graydon
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap


5 Say Goodnight

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli


6 Fool For Your Love

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap


7 Even A Fool Would Let Go

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
SynthesizerMichael Omartian


8 Sweet Agony

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsBill Payne
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
SaxTom Saviano
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap


9 I Knew You When

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsJai Winding
SynthesizerMichael Omartian


10 Packin’ It Up

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Jay Graydon
GuitarJeff Baxter
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsJai Winding
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMarty McCall
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsDenise Maynelli

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Producer (Executive) – Charles Koppelman
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – John Arrias
Programmed By – Stephen Hague
Recorded By – John Arrias
Recorded By (Assistant, Capitol Recording Studios) – Don Henderson
Recorded By (Assistant) – Sheridan Eldridge

Art Direction – Henry Vizcarra, Tim Bryant
Design – Henry Vizcarra
Design (Assistant) – Freda Wheatley
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Produced For – The Entertainment Company
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
Designed At – Gribbitt!