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CD: Dolly Parton - Better Day | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Dolly Parton - Better Day

CD: Dolly Parton - Better Day

A sleek, slick advert for the buxom belter's world tour

For God and country: Dolly shows her roots

"I wanted to do an album that would be very uplifting and positive, as well as inspirational," quoth the divine Miss P of her latest waxing. Starting as she means to go on, she opens with the chunky honky-tonk pop of "In the Meantime", which crams a panorama of hopes and fears behind its perky exterior. We shouldn't worry about nuclear war and Armageddon, she advises, because "nobody knows when the end is coming" and besides, "God still lives in the hearts of men". Oh, and we should take care to look after the planet, too.


Thanks for your review. However, I found it a very easy CD to listen to and enjoyed it a lot. I haven't tired of it yet and I found it very layered and nuanced the more I listened. Songs like 'Somebody's Missing You,' with backig by Krauss and Emmy Lou Harris is really simple and beautiful. 'I Just Might,' very poignant. 'Get out and Stay out,' is fesity and very down to earh and punchy. I found tracks such as 'In the Meantime and Country is as Country does,' really lively and must dance to. I didn't feel overwhelmed by religious references, Dolly Parton has always had those in her works right back to her work in the Late sixties and seventies. She hasn't changed and has always followed her line, that's why she's kept herself up there and on top of the game, basically through her own single handed graft and grind and usually despite popular trends. She pleases her fans abouve all. In addition, there is always something new, something special to doscover each time she tours, she is never happy to churn the same songs over, she tries each time to have something new and improved so fans can look forward to each concert.

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