Coat of Many Colors is the eighth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on October 4, 1971, by RCA Victor. The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the 1972 CMA Awards. It also appeared on Time magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums of All Time and at No. 257 on Rolling Stone's 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Parton has cited the title track on numerous occasions as her personal favorite of all the songs she has written. The album was reissued on cassette in Canada in 1985. It was reissued on CD for the first time in 1999. It was reissued on CD in Europe in 2001 with 1971's Joshua. The album was reissued on CD again in 2007 featuring four previously unreleased tracks. In 2010, Sony Music reissued the 2007 CD in a triple-feature set with 1973's My Tennessee Mountain Home and 1974's Jolene.Wikipedia
My album of many plaintive country songs That Dolly made for me Made only from fiddle, bass, steel and vibrato voice But I listened so pleasantly Although they sounded pretty samey I was happy as I could be With my album of many country love songs That Dolly made for me
"And people say she's just a big pair of tits".
As someone who is not a fan of country music, this album was enlightening. I always knew Dolly Parton was something special, but this album reinforced that knowledge. She manages to take what I often times feel is a tired and repetitive genre and produced songs that are poignant, sweet, and funny. An absolutely fantastic album.
Exhibit A of old country music is so good, what the hell happened? I've always accepted Dolly as country royalty because of her chart toppers but this album really shows why she earned that crown. "Coat of Many Color," is a heartbreaking song that plays heads to the romping "Traveling Man's" tails. It's impressive that Dolly can write about such a broad range of topics and apparently back then it was impressive that she was writing her own songs at all. It's truly a songwriting showcase. For all the heartbreak and forlorn feelings on this album Dolly leaves you with a sense of joy when then whole thing wraps up. You really get that sunshine feeling from Dolly even on her most hard up songs. Her ability to make the darkness bright, and that deep FUNKY bass on "Early Morning Breeze," is what makes this one a classic.
There was a phase of quarantine that I listened to this album a couple times (more specifically I think it was brought on by a post election playing of "Clear Blue Morning" on repeat). It didn't strike the same fondness for every track on this latest revisiting but there's still some gems on here for sure. You get Dolly's full range of story telling in the first two songs: first you have a heartfelt story of a mother scrapping by for her daughter and in the next a mom's running off with her daughter's lover. What a range. Early Morning Breeze is one I'll certainly return to in the future. And Coat of Many Colors is just a charmer in both lyrics and walking bass line.
I fully admit I didn't know much about Dolly Parton until she became a recent resurgent media darling, but I truly love her attitude and care. It's so clear in what she sings about and how she lives. I hated country when I was young. But the older I get the more I realize I really just dislike a lot of pop country. I'm a sucker for American folk, western, and certain types of country music. This album has a few songs that definitely fit that bill. I think I'd cut it in half and turn it into an EP for regular listening, but very good overall. Great voice, full of emotion, love a heavy bass in the mix.
Can't deny that voice. Her story is inspirational, and Coat of Many Colors is touching, beautiful, empowering, and telling about society. A very wise song. Obvioulsy a little preachy here and there, but a comforting album that is beautiful, human, and wholesome.
Despite the sickly sweetness of a lot of Dolly's ballads and memoir songs including the title track, this album stretches into all the spaces the genre has to offer. 'Traveling Man' is Nancy Sinatra-style country punk, 'My Blue Tears' has that high lonesome bluegrass style, with harmonies and simple melody, and 'If I Lose My Mind' is classic Nashville country. It sort of tapers off toward the end in my opinion, but the first half is top-notch and as a piece it holds up very well.
Upbeat in its songwriting, unassuming in its lyrics, and almost musically elementary - 'Coat Of Many Colors' (album) embodies traditional country simplicity, with welcome augments by Dolly Parton. Familiar ingredients with the likes of Bob Dylan, Parton employs storytelling-style lyricism that provide a 'sweet' quality to the record, of youth and child-likeness. Easily received but not necessarily provoking, a satisfactory record delivered nonetheless in the form of her personal life's narrative.
The title track and Travelling Man are exceptional. Unsurprisingly, none of the tracks that follow match them. But they're all still good, pulchritudinous in a way that only someone with a voice and picking style this powerful can get away with. She virtually never belts. Doesn't have to. You can hear what she's capable of even in her faintest tremble. In a way, her vocal restraint is as gentle as her stories of Christian modesty. After all, towering above her audience and yodelling about the beauty of nature and her pauper's coat wouldn't sit quite right.
Anybody else's pee taste weird after listening to this album?
Really solid album with great stories told throughout
Clear and beautiful as a bell
A masterclass in songwriting, arrangement, and production. Dolly Parton expresses a naiveté that is endearing and allows her to inhabit an almost childlike space of wonder and unrequited love. The musicianship on this album is tight. For me, the bass really shines in an album that is a joy to listen to from start to finish.
The ultimate in feel-good music. While listening to Coat of Many Colors, Early Morning Breeze, and Travelling Man, I found myself smiling for no apparent reason apart from the joy in Parton's voice. Music therapy for sure.
A voice to die for.
This was the first album in a while I really enjoyed! Dolly Parton is great!
Imagine not thinking that Dolly Parton is one of America's finest songwriters
Dolly. Love her in so many ways. I hadn't heard most of these songs, and they are very much Dolly, which is a high compliment. At a time when women songwriters and performers had it so tough, she pushed hard. This was genuinely enjoyable to listen to this morning.
Just a masterpiece country album with beautiful production, especially with the vocals and chorus harmonies. Great run time and each song flows beautifully into the next.
I listened to this three times. Always happy to listen to Dolly's voice! I found it funny that 'traveling man' followed 'coat of many colors' and definitely believe Dolly was behind that decision. I particularly loved 'here I am.'
A new one on me and loved it. Has proper country music titles like She Never Met A Man (She Didn't Like). Favourite track was Travellin' Man. Really uplifting album.
I listened all the way through, and I didn't feel bored once. That's the gold standard.
Beautiful voice, phenomenal songwriting. Iconic
Amazing. Surprisingly moving
I'm not sure if this album really deserves the 5 stars. It's not really original, nor is the musicianship particularly outstanding in terms of songwriting. But Dolly Parton just is and always was a treasure to warm the heart. It feels like a sweet, pure and simple pleasure listening to her music and that's enough for me to round up my rating from 4.5 Now I'm going to listen to some more of her stuff.
Shocked at how much I liked this
Great album. Good old country music fronted by a classic voice.
This album further supports my ongoing opinion that some of the best songs ever written in western music, across all genres, can be plucked from the first tracks of albums. The album's title track is brilliant - enough to bring a grown man to tears with its gorgeous vocal harmonies, heartfelt storytelling, and beautiful message. Fortunately, the album has plenty more to offer. I haven't listened to much of Dolly Parton but there's just so much to love here. She's an incredible vocalist and songwriter, and there's not a single song on here that isn't worth a listen (or several). 'Travellin' Man', 'My Blue Tears', 'Here I Am' are a few other highlights in my opinion.
Rafraichissant, un bon album Country d'une merveilleuse chanteuse. J'adore et j'ai trouvé que c'était pas assez long 27 min. Un 5/5 bien mérité
A less than bombastic great album, Coat Of Many Colors just has next to nothing to dislike. Dolly's voice is familiar, of course; I was impressed by the quality of the backing musical material, and the ground covered. In less than half an hour, pretty amazing.
My kids have been absolutely obsessed with Dolly Parton lately after I picked up an old hits collection of hers on vinyl a few weeks back - so this one is very timely for me. I must say, in listening to her records with my kids, I have absolutely fallen in love with her music and the story of her life. I find myself singing her songs to myself in my head all the time (and my kids sing them out loud). The eponymous song from this album is perhaps the definitive example of how her life and music intertwined to produce some of her best work. My kids particularly love that track, as she adapted it to a picture book that is given away as part of her Imagination Library program, which gives out free picture books every month to any child under 5 - which, by the way, just might be the single most admirable and meaningful charity program I have ever heard of. If you have kids, or are close to any kids, under the age of 5 in the US, make sure they are signed up for the program. It is a Godsend for both parents and children. All her amazing charity work aside, this is the album where she really came into her own as a songwriter. She then went on an absolute tear from 71-75. And then there is her voice. Her voice is able to pierce me emotionally in a way most other country music isn't able to. She has another album a couple years down the line from this one, also based on her life, called "My Tennessee Mountain Home" that I can't listen to without choking up. "Coat of Many Colors" is her at the outset of her best work. Absolutely quintessential country music and some of the most sincere music of any kind you should ever hope to hear.
"And people say she's just a big pair of tits"
Almost-perfect Dolly Parton from the 70s - the only DP album I know so a bit hard to compare it to the rest of her work. The album isn't nonstop 5-star but the first half and quite a few second half songs definitely are.
Dolly is such a national treasure. SO MANY ALBUMS! This album seems as good as any to check out her large volume of work. This album speaks to her blue collar country upbringing. Such a great voice! Great classic early 70s country that ranks up there with other country legends from this era.
short and sweet, just like the queen of country herself.
Good solid fun country music. Nothing to complain about here
Love this. Has an authenticity that is sorely lacking in most modern country music. A lot of the songs are short, but they are more effective this way. They don’t overstay their welcome or repeat the chorus over and over again.
Luv u dolly
Amazing, far too short. God bless Dolly
I don't know where to start. There's a good reason why Dolly has the best voice of all time in my opinion. On some of the tracks she can even sound like a bird then she has the biggest range of all time in terms of notes she can sing but also style and tone. Dolly is probably my biggest inspiration in most areas of life to be honest. Then we can move to the song writing, story-telling, from the obvious to the abstract, even the track listing starting with a song about her mother's love then on to a story of a mother's sexuality and a heart breaking story of manipulation and betrayal from the travelling man. Oh my GOD it is heart achingly beautiful. Here I am is an absolute anthem, what a message, what a delivery. This album is no disappointment, I guess it doesn't include any of her big party bangers, that isn't a disappointment to me though I LOVE and appreciate Dolly for all her facets. I know she says Coat of Colours is perhaps her favourite of all the million or so incredible songs she's written and you can feel this is a super special album when you listen. Only sliiiiight down side for me is the songs written by Porter Wagoner but it won't bring my score down because they're still performed to perfection by the Queen herself.
Pure and true and uplifting, like the artist herself. One felt the quality just kept creeping up, overcoming concerns about corniness or sentimentality. She's every bit as distinct a writer, as she is a singer. This is timeless, a masterpiece on its own terms, sounding not at all dated and fully relevant. "Mystery of the Mystery" is tops, but every cut has ample merits, particularly "Early Morning Breeze," and "She Never Met and Man" and title cut, too, of course. Refined and understated playing throughout.
An absolutely wonderful collection of songs, with lots of light and shade and lovely lyrics. The title track might be her best song, in terms of words and music, but I prefer the driving rythym of Travellin Man. Brilliant, and much better (in my opinion) than a lot of her later pop records.
Ok, I really wasn't expecting to want to give a Dolly Parton album a 5. I hate the "we love you Dolly!" sentiment flying around some parts of the internet, and I thought working 9 to 5 is a lame song. But this was brilliant? The first song in particular was just amazing. It didn't really drop in quality, either. Some really nice thoughtful lyrics and that old school country vibe. I'll play this again for sure. 5/5.
Classic country by a classic (and classy) singer/songwriter. Iconic.
Very good. Very Dolly.
nice to hear dolly in what i take to be her prime - she's still going strong, but 'merican culture in 1970 was primed and ready for her music. it's not really my thing, but she does sing like a bird
4.2 + love that storytelling classic country music. Dolly Parton is an amazing songwriter and this is one of her best.
Love some Dolly, not the best of her album but solid all around. 3.5 but rounding up
country tunes, catchy, not one for heavy rotation but nice enough
Love me some Dolly!!
Was pleasantly surprised. This is a tight, concise, tuneful album. I wasn’t expecting it to be so accessible and so ‘pop’ based on the preconceived notion in my head of what I assume country music sounds like. This is really good stuff.
Can’t hate on Dolly. She’s a treasure even if her music isn’t my taste.
she captures a cuteness with this album that i don't think i've heard anywhere else.
Great album. Tapped my foot all the way through. I don't listen to this genre but enjoyed.
First experience with any Dolly Parton. Good stylistic range. Big fan of the song where she calls her neighbor a ho (euphemistically ofc)
Absolutely beautiful stories and songs. I don’t go out of my way for country music but Dolly really does a great job with this one. The production is clean and clear, and her message gets across the whole album.
Traveling man 👌
New to me. Has a very old school / country feel to it. Starts off slow but kicks it up a notch with the second song. Very wholesome lyrics. Rather short record with "only" 27 Minutes.
A great album. I've heard Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love You, and a couple other songs from Dolly, but never a whole record. This was beautiful and enjoyable and felt like it should have been longer.
A living saint and a great album.
Dolly is such a timeless storyteller. Most of her music isn't really for me, but it's still really good music.
Chill out country, like it. Probably won't be going and listening to Dolly's back catalogue. Glad to give her this revenue for the vax though. Cheers Dolly
I listened to this album like it was one consistent track album. I didn't see the time fly. Very good lyrics, melodies and vocal.
Not a big country fan, but there is something about this which is somehow joyous. It just sounds like someone who is happy, which makes it difficult not to like. 3.5/5.
She's a national treasure. I'm not a country fan by any stretch of the imagination but I love Dolly.
This was a great listen! I'm not massively into country, and only really familiar with Dolly Parton's inescapable mega hits, so it was great to hear something from her I wasn't already passively sick of. Fave track - toss up between "Traveling Man", "The Mystery of the Mystery", or "Early Morning Breeze"
Traveling Man is a bop, everything I like about real country music. A few songs are too Bible-y for me, but overall, really solid album.
viraj gut 4/5 fav trackz: early morning breeze traveling man -------------------------stay cool 8 - )
Ms. Parton is a legend. 'nuf said.
Great easy listening, hard to find something not like about this, country at its most enjoyable
Coming back to Dolly, I feel less judgemental of sentimentality! I love "Coat of Many Colours" and "The Way I See You." The lyrics of "If I lose My Mind" makes you sit up and listen, particularly considering this was released in 1971.
I only really knew 9-5 and Jolene Dolly so this was great to hear! Kind of tragic though
4/5. Country usually ain’t my think but Dolly drives a hard bargain
Parton manages to invoke each short song with so much emotion and drama. A master storyteller
1971. Coat of Many Colors, Traveling Man
I like it! Plain folk-pop
The good songs are great, some are a little fanciful.
I think that maybe I just don't like modern country because this was excellent. Older country tends to feel more similar to folk, and I appreciate the storytelling that Dolly does here. Coat of Many Colors was stuck in my head for days!
Dolly can make a bad story beautiful. She has a upbeat way of going through a bunch of negativity and making it sound like a dream. This album is song bye an angel and does not contain fluff. Most song are under 3 minutes and there should be no excuse not to give this story of poverty, bad love, and being overlooked because your a woman album.
Great country music album. Classic
SImplismente a rainha do country
I haven't really listened to much Dolly in my life, but I like it!
Liked it much more the second time through
Ms. Dolly has quite the way of selling heartbreak. The few times the songs weren't about romance, I felt I didn't enjoy as much. "The Mystery of The Mystery" felt jarring in the middle of the other songs, and "Early Morning Breeze" felt more folk-pop than anything. Still, the rest of the songs are great and Ms. Dolly is a national treasure. Favorite tracks: "Coat of Many Colors", "Here I Am"
The titular song is a classic, no doubt, but Dolly Parton does simple country songs so well. It's an incredibly breezy and simple album that's worth replaying. I love Dolly's voice and her approach to songwriting, I think that's worth being on the list alone. Given how big of a star she is, though, I think there's plenty reasons why we see this album here.
Great stuff, makes me feel like I’m at Dollywood, gotta love Dolly, I miss this type of country
Dolly is great. I prefer acoustic guitar-picking country in a bluegrass style (Molly Tuttle), rather than steel, but that's just how country music was at the time. The songs and delivery are really good.
I'm from Kentucky. I have to like Dolly. She's a saint of a woman.
It started of what I thought would be a heartbreak album before ending with a whole "This is who I am, take it as is." I think this is the first time that I've heard a Dolly Parton album and it was certainly interesting.
Бодрое кантри. Нравится. Музыка классная, нескучная. Звучит приятно и легко :) При том, что я не фанат жанра кантри.
Lovely lovely lovely album
Not my kind of music. But because of her personality, not taking herself to serious, her stance on the R&R hall of fame I give this a yes
Dolly is just great. The album I think does drop off a *little* as it goes on, a few more upbeat tunes in the vein of Travelling Man would have done wonders to keep up the energy. Still brilliant though.
Not my type of music but there's no denying Dolly's songwriting chops and the arrangements are generally tasteful and melodies; timeless. 4 🌟
Probably like many of my particular ilk it took me a long time to see past the cultural presence and facade of Parton (at its peak in the late 70s and 80s when I was growing up) and realize her profound talent and originality. This is excellent, if mostly a shade shot of her very top tier
First time of listening. The queen of country gets the recognition she deserves here. The titular "Coat Of Many Colours" a semi-autobiographical song is one of the classics on this little gem of a country classic. Favourites Include the Above Title Track, "Travelling Man" "If I Lose My Mind" and "She Never Met A Man (She Didn't Like)" A really good example of country music as "White Peoples Blues" some heart rending lyrics and a search for the strength of her roots in working class poverty and the fate of white working class women through "Torch Songs" is epitomised throughout this album. Rightfully on this list as it is "Dolly 101"
a grand time
Good clever songs, and Dolly's voice is of course unique and great. Hard not to like it... but hard to get super excited about for me.
Quite a short record but it's jam packed with the emotional and earnest storytelling we expect from Dolly. She is vulnerable yet strong and proud, and always uniquely herself which is why she is so loved and adored. I like her 80's music more, but this record is the crown jewel of her career in terms of songwriting. Country isn't my thing, but I had a nice time with this one and I respect Dolly as an artist. Iconic album artwork!
Been in love with Dolly my entire life man.
Even those who vow they hate country cannot hate Dolly, myself included. Her voice is mesmerizing, seemingly without effort, and her storytelling is perfection. My only critique is that the world she portrays, with all of it's dysfunctional relationships and social injustices, seems somehow quaint. While she paints such a clear picture of inequality, no one would ever call it protest music.
There is a criminally small amount of country music on this list. And I'm not a big country music fan. The list writer(s) being from the UK is very evident when you look at the amount of mediocre 90s pop dance. Anyways… Before she was a national treasure. Before she was an actress. Before she was the butt of jokes about her looks, Dolly Parton was pure country. Country music is story telling. It makes you happy, sad, optimistic and angry. Dolly's songwriting earned her slot on this list and her voice secured her spot on the list of great singers. 4/5.
Kind of surprised this one is on here, but no Jolene. Good album, but few standouts outside of the title track.
#1 - Sådan lidt meh, lidt for sød #2 - god sang / god historie #3 - Nice n’ catchy #4 - slow #5 - mysteriets mysteriet er denne sang #6 - meget country standart #7 - sød #8 - lidt forglemmelig #9 - (Her er jeg) det er sådan set det #10 - ja Et godt album, selvom mange af sangene lød ens. Helt perfekt længde 4/5
I kind of hate the title track. It's kitschy and belittling even as it tries to achieve the opposite. Anyway, the rest of the album is pretty great. Best track: Here I Am
Really good album. Standouts: Coat of Many Colors, Traveling Man, Here I Am. 4/5
dolly mon exception qui confirme la règle♥ (à bas la country)
Un 3 en temps normal mais un 4 aujourd'hui
Who doesn’t love Dolly? I heard some songs I never had before. Some of the lyricals are scandalous.
Naslovna je genijalna
I haven't heard this since I was a kid hanging out with Aunt Debbie and cousin Angela. Really enjoyed it. Dolly is an ICON.
Now THIS is country. Lush songwriting, genuine emotion, classic production. And such a pure voice. Even at her most saccharine, Dolly is earnest and wins me over every time.
Liked this a lot more than I expected to.
This is a terrific album. The title track is awesome. My dad played it for me as a kid and to this day it still makes me tear up a bit. The rest of the songs are pretty good, but not quite as good as that title track. There's still a lot to like here. A great album from a legend of the genre.
One big takeaway from this project so far has been just how much amazing country records were made both in and outside Tennessee. I can’t claim to have been particularly enlightened on the genre, and most of my impressions centred around an extremely hokey caricature of hillbilly folk rock. Once again, I’m pleasantly surprised. This album is just so good. Dolly Parton’s songwriting is so stellar, but that goes without saying. What really hits home on this record is the production. There are some pop flourishes on this record which are so forward thinking, I’d have thought them impossible on a country record. But nevertheless they just serve to really hit home the songwriting quality on display. My personal favourite was the emotionally powerful “The Way I See You”, but the truth is there’s such a diverse spectrum of moods on this album you can’t really go wrong. Add in the relatively short run time and you have a winner in my book. Great stuff!
She really can sing.
Fantastic, much better than expected
7/10. Good stuff, enjoyed the dialect-y rhymes in Traveling Man
Coming off the back of another country album (which I didn't mind), I wasn't too enthusiastic to get into this. But, boy, am I glad I did. Some great storytelling, low key production, really good. I especially liked the title track.
Solid country album. 4/5
Good stuff, Dolly.
first album i've listened to twice in a row. great both times. Dolly's voice is clear as a bell and the instrumentation is tight as hell. Admittedly, I've slept on Ms. Parton a little, but I don't think I will any more. I should really head back to Dollywood at some point.
I get why Dolly is so revered for her songwriting now. She has a knack for melody and lyrical beauty, as is evident throughout. I do think that it peaks on the first side and starts to drag near the end, even for a sub-30 minute album, but I enjoy the lot of it. B
Pretty good album. I've always had an issue w/ the standard basslines in country music like this, up/down/up/down, stairstep. It just gets super repetitive. However, there are some really cool basslines in some of these songs, and I like what all the other instruments do as well. 3.75/5
Great album from a great era in country music. Dolly has such an unmistakable voice, with some crazy vibrato on some of these songs, and her song and lyric writing are great too.
Usually when I talk about having to separate the artist from their personal activities, it's because of awful crimes that they've committed against humanity. With Dolly, it's the opposite. I have to separate all the the good that she's done for humanity from the music presented here. Luckily, this is a good album. I'm not a big country fan, but a lot of the older stuff has qualities that makes it very approachable. Parton has a great voice, she's an incredible songwriter, and the music that accompanies her covers a lot of dynamic range. It's also crazy that this is her 8th solo album. In a better world, we would spend a lot more time listening to Dolly Parton and a lot less time listening to Henry Kissinger. Also, in that better world Kissinger would be long dead and we would all take turns peeing on his cursed bones. Long live Dolly Parton! 4/5
Dolly has my whole heart. Coat of many colors (song) is undeniably iconic. The rest of the album is a true testament to her story telling and musical abilities. This album was fantastic, even so not her best hence the 4 as opposed to 5.
Obviously I've heard of Dolly Parton, but not sure I had actually heard any of her songs... even though she once recorded an album in my small home village of Great Ponton in Lincolnshire. Anyhow, I thought I would find this an intolerable mix of sickly sweet and country, but it is actually not sickly sweet, and is very good. Excellent songwriting and voice.
As someone who isn't massively into country Dolly Parton is just something else. I love how she tells honest stories but with humour, but via catchy songs too. She is an exceptional talent
*Generally feel good and fun, love a bit of Dolly! I liked the traveling man one because it had a story, love a story in a song. *"one is only poor only if they choose to be' lol. I know what that lines trying to say but still, lol. *Some very dark themes put very frankly (like in 'if I loose my mind') but I think that was kind of heartfelt and beautiful. *I was bitterly disappointed there was not a single song from Joseph the musical, but I tried not to let that influence my enjoyment or judgement of the album
Dolly is a legend. Not my all-time favorite, but she has my respect.
Dolly is such a lovely person. I cannot separate the person who Dolly is from her music. She is a treasure and all musicians should look to her as how to deal with their influence, fortune, and fame. Although I am not a country and western fan, this is pretty great. It is light and happy, while the words are often neither. I especially like the songs: Coat of Many Colors, Early Morning Breeze, & Here I Am
Dolly is an icon and this album was very enjoyable.
It's Dolly, with all the warmth and loveliness that that suggests. A kind hearted hug of an album that you'd have to be a grumpy rotter to dislike. The opener and closer are the two classics on here, but all is enjoyable, if occasionally a bit too Country 101 to be truly mind blowing.
Delightful album. Absolutely lovely in all respects. Fine words, fine tunes and a great sound. First time I’d listened to an album of Dolly and it was a pleasure.
A lovely country romp
She’s some girl 😎
Not a fan of country, but I liked this more than expected, especially 'coat of many colours'.
Great voice, good simple music
Dolly Parton really knew how to put out albums back in the 60s and 70s. This is one of her better ones but not her best. Coat of many colors is a great song that has an easy yet strong story. Dolly was part of country music that showed it was okay to struggle and have hard times and not everything is about a party. She is one of the best female country artists and this album shows off her great voice and excellent song writing. 7.6/10
The first song is great, it's the essence of the country. The rest of the album is also great but not as the first song. The voice of Dolly Parton is great.
Great album. Obviously title track is great but a lot of the tracks are just nice, clean, simple country songs. Early Morning Breeze was a standout I had never heard before
Really good, just not for me
A bit country-ish for my tastes, but I love and admire Dolly Parton. She has a great voice and writes nice, wholesome, simple songs. 3 stars.
Short album, Tall tunes
My Blue Tears" Released: June 14, 1971 "Coat of Many Colors" Released: September 27, 1971
Beautiful uplifting country record. Title song an all-time classic; rest of them light and positive tracks backed with a great Nashville band
Everyone loves Dolly! Title track is a winner, and the rest is classic Dolly Parton 70s country crooning. I was struck by the transition of Dolly’s mom character from the first to second song. She first is the caring mother sewing rags into love, and by the end of the next song, mom has run off with her new boyfriend. Country music😜.
bra skiva :D stark 3a
Not my usual genre of music, but I enjoyed it.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: coat of many colors, travelling man, here I am
I'm sure it would grow on me with repeated listens. I went back and listened to 3 songs on the back half, Early Morning Breeze & the way I see you - all brilliant. I found the songs with the most interesting stories (if I lose my mind, she never met...) to be a little dull musically.
"That one is only poor only if they choose to be" solid 3
Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Traveling Man, My Blue Tears, Here I Am, A Better Place To Live Cutting Edge: Coat of Many Colors, Early Morning Breeze Overall Notes: Good old fashioned country music. 3.5 rounded to a 3 because it's nothing I haven't heard before. Still enjoyable though. Extra points for not having any problematic themes or lyrics.
She's obviously great and one of the more tolerable country artists, but can't say anything excited me much after Coat Of Many Colors. These albums based around big songs would all fare better if they embedded that song further down Saved: Coat Of Many Colors*
Bueno, no mi estilo
not bad, plus she has huge boobs!
Meh, schyssta pattar dock
I don't like country music so much
I expected to hate it and didn't so i guess that's a complement.
Pretty standard country really.
Not my favorite genre, but you have to like Dolly Parton. Old country is so much better than new "pop" country.
not my thing - it's fine
Where to start with this? Dolly is my dream girl. I'd listen to her telling me that I'm a piece of shit all year and still adore her. She has very neat pubic hair. Very neat.
i was expecting a full album of rootin tootin cowboy boots and my daddy left when i was 4 type nonsense but i was pleasantly surprised. about half of this was actually listenable. who knew Dolly Parton started life off as a young boy?
Dolly Parton has a beautiful voice. Good listen, couple of good tracks with great bass lines.
Here we have Dolly Parton bringing her distinctive voice to the dominant folk country of the early 1970s. This was a pretty standard 70s folk album and is nowhere near Dolly's best but it still shows off her musical talent. Fav song: Here I Am
fine album, but not very spectacular for me
Just like Dolly, short, bold and pretty giving. Too brief for a Friday album.
It’s a whoooooole lot of country.
Country. Suave y tranquilo.
For simpel og piget og kristen
not cup of my tea, ma piace sicuramente agli amanti del genere.
Very quaint. The song "Travelling Man" is really funny
Stand out bass playing on Travelling man and Early morning breeze. Very pleasant country album, albeit mainstream.
Really fresh and funny and a little melanchonic.
Not such a fan of most Country Music, but the lyrics to this album are great. Dolly has always been a great human being as well.