Live and Well

Live and Well

by Dolly PartonDolly Parton

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Overview

Recorded in December 2003 at the Celebrity Theater in Dollywood, Live and Well captures Dolly Parton on one of the best nights of a 13-date tour, her first live performances in a decade. The set list spotlights her terrific bluegrass albums, The Grass Is Blue, Little Sparrow, and Halos & Horns, with passing nods to her pop and contemporary country incarnations -- mostly in an interesting a cappella block that features a muted rendering of "Islands in the Stream" and a doo-wop-flavored treatment of "Here You Come Again," among other tunes. In addition to recent fare such as "The Grass Is Blue" and "Little Sparrow," Disc 1 also finds Parton and her stalwart band, the Blueniques, revisiting the rootsy, self-penned early country hits, highlighted by electrifying performances of "My Tennessee Mountain Home," "Coat of Many Colors," and "Applejack." Disc 2 digs deep with a stirring version of the portentous "Dagger Through the Heart" and a yearning rendition of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush," with a lyric update suited for the times ("Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 21st century"). Here also is a feisty "Jolene," a tour-de-force rendering of "Stairway to Heaven," and, to close out the show, a spare, elegant, and exceedingly beautiful acoustic treatment of "I Will Always Love You," as if to remind one and all that the original is still the best. All this and the vivacious, endearing Dolly personality to boot. Quite a night it was, and its luster is unlikely to diminish with time, any more than Dolly's music has.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891399829
catalogNumber: 3998

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Orange Blossom Special
  2. Train, Train
  3. The Grass Is Blue
  4. Mountain Angel
  5. Shine
  6. Little Sparrow
  7. Rocky Top
  8. My Tennessee Mountain Home
  9. Coat of Many Colors
  10. Appalachian Memories
  11. Applejack
  12. Marry Me

Disc 2

  1. Halos and Horns
  2. I’m Gone
  3. Dagger Through the Heart
  4. If
  5. After the Gold Rush
  6. 9 To 5
  7. Jolene
  8. A cappella Medley: Islands in the Stream/Here You Come Again/Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That/Two Doors Down
  9. We Irish
  10. Stairway to Heaven
  11. I Will Always Love You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Primary Artist,Vocals
Richard Dennison   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle
Brent Truitt   Mandolin
Steve Turner   Drums
Kent Wells   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Randy Kohrs   Dobro,Vocals
Gary Davis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Bob Carlisle   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Shorty Medlocke   Composer
Ed Roland   Composer
Ervin T. Rouse   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Randy Thomas   Composer
Blueniques   Producer
Gary Davis   Producer
Gary Davis   Audio Production

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