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

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Buzzy Feiten
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Vocoder Jeff Baxter
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Synthesizer Nick DeCaro
Harmonica Tommy Morgan
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


2 Same Old Fool

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Buzzy Feiten
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli


3 Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Pedal Steel Guitar Al Perkins
Keyboards Jai Winding
Background Vocals Randy Parton
Background Vocals Herb Pedersen


4 You’re The Only One I Ever Needed

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Jay Graydon
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Guitar Ben Benay
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


5 Say Goodnight

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Ben Benay
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli


6 Fool For Your Love

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Ben Benay
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


7 Even A Fool Would Let Go

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Guitar Buzzy Feiten
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Synthesizer Michael Omartian


8 Sweet Agony

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Guitar Ben Benay
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Bill Payne
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Sax Tom Saviano
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise Maynelli
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


9 I Knew You When

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Ben Benay
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Jai Winding
Synthesizer Michael Omartian


10 Packin’ It Up

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Jay Graydon
Guitar Jeff Baxter
Acoustic Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Jai Winding
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Background Vocals Denise 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!