14/12/2014 – Dolly Parton-We Three Kings (1990)

The Queen of Country’s Christmas album ticks all the boxes

 

 

When you think Christmas, Country music might not feature, but think again. There is wealth of quality Christmas song, and Holiday themed albums out there. One of the better ones is Dolly Parton’s Home for Christmas. This wasn’t Parton’s first foray into Christmas music. In 1984 she released the amazing Once Upon a Christmas with Kenny Rogers. This was chocked full of festive favourites. Six years later Parton released a solo Christmas album Home for Christmas.

 

 

The song selection was similar. A few hymns, a few holiday favourites, but there weren’t any originals though. Overall this doesn’t matter, as tracks selected where all gold. The stand out track is We Three Kings. The power of this track is Parton keeps it simple and never deviates from its original arrangement. Opening with melancholy mandolin and dulcimer, Parton delivers a classic performance. As the track builds and sways, Parton’s country twang gets stronger.

 

 

This is a classic Christmas album. While it isn’t the best (more on that later in the month) its not far off. Don’t take my word for it though, why not play it while decorating your tree today, or at your Christmas cocktail party.

 

 

 

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Part three of an alternative 12 Days of Christmas

 

 

On the Third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Three boozy Friends

 

 

Two songs by Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a Christmas card from the Partridge Family

 

 

 

 

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