Picks and Pans Review: Dolly, Dolly, Dolly
Her fans can hardly be pleased that the number of tunes written by Dolly herself on this LP is zero, zero, zero. Nevertheless, Parton's rangy voice is as good as ever and the LP is full of splendid tunes arranged in country pop idioms. Especially rewarding are Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You, a classic C&W play on words in which Dolly duets charmingly with her brother Randy, and Sweet Agony, a Caribbean-metered maraca-shaker. The album also reveals, particularly on You're the Only One I Ever Needed, a curious similarity between Parton and another fine singer with a wispy, sexy tease in her voice—Diana Ross.