Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Pure & Simple

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Music » Country & Western » Honkytonk

Pure & Simple

Artist: Dolly Parton

Elsewhere $19.52 $13.82   Save 29%
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Label: Dolly Records
Album: Pure & Simple
# Song Title   Time
1)    Pure and Simple
2)    Say Forever You'll Be Mine
3)    Never Not Love You
4)    Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
5)    Can't Be That Wrong
6)    Outside Your Door
7)    Tomorrow Is Forever
8)    I'm Sixteen
9)    Head Over High Heels
10)    Forever Love

Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixer: Patrick Murphy .
  • Photographer: Fran Strine.
  • Arrangers: Dolly Parton; Richard Dennison.
  • Dolly Parton may have spent a good portion of her career being treated as a novelty act, the sweet hillbilly girl with the big smile and the big hair, but it's clear she's had the last laugh. Very few country acts working today have approached Parton's career longevity, and at 70 years old she's still a force to be reckoned with. She doesn't have to play the summer state fair circuit, she hasn't had to re-record her back catalog, she's now acknowledged as a great singer and excellent songwriter, and as much as she likes to pretend she's a dumb blonde, she's a wealthy multi-media magnate who has played the game her own way and won. In 2016, Dolly Parton makes music in large part because it's good for her brand, but her album Pure & Simple is also the work of someone who still has fun writing and recording new stuff, and is still putting her heart and soul into her work. Parton co-produced Pure & Simple with Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge, and she wrote and arranged all ten tracks, with songs about love dominating the set list. For someone who has been making records for over 50 years, Parton sounds remarkably good on these sessions; her voice is a bit weaker than it was in her glory days, but she can still hit her notes comfortably, and her gift for making her stories sound sincere and heartfelt is as strong as ever. When Parton sounds giddy about love in tunes like "I'm Sixteen" and "Head Over High Heels," her joy fills the room, and it's been some time since anyone has written a cheating song that takes the consequences of an illicit relationship as seriously as "Can't Be That Wrong." And Parton wisely sidesteps the sort of slick production that's the current norm in Nashville, opting instead for a clean, straightforward approach that serves the melodies and stays out of the way of her vocals. In many respects, this sounds like an album Parton could have made in the mid-'70s, before she made her bid to become a cross-genre superstar, and for fans who want to hear "the Real Dolly," Pure & Simple will hit the spot like a glass of iced tea on August afternoon. ~ Mark Deming

Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Dolly Parton's 43rd studio album is most effective at its most effortless, as when she breezes with contented charm through the title track's celebration of uncomplicated love."

Entertainment Weekly - "[The album] sticks to a tried-and-true musical path: PURE + SIMPLE finds Parton returning to her roots with 10 stellar, stripped-down love songs." -- Grade: A-

Producer:Dolly Parton; Tom Rutledge; Richard Dennison
Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:19 August, 2016

Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product


Related Searches


Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Pure & Simple on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!



Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.


This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.