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Dolly Parton
"Eagle When She Flies"

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Year of Release: 1991

track listing
  • If You Need Me
  • Rockin' Years
  • Country Road
  • Silver And Gold
  • Eagle When She Flies
  • Best Woman Wins
  • What A Heartache
  • Runaway Feelin'
  • Dreams Do Come True
  • Family
  • Wildest Dreams

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    "Eagle When She Flies"

    Dolly Parton makes her debut on the WSVNRadio site this week, with her 1991 release, Eagle When She Flies. Her career has been outstanding, of course, with her many hits in her prime (1970s), yet she still continued to achieve #1 hits throughout the next 3 decades. Her duet with Ricky Van Shelton ("Rockin' Years," which appears on the Eagle album) reached #1 on the Country chart, becoming her 23rd #1 song at the time. Her most recent #1 was another duet with Brad Paisley (2006) -- "When I Get Where I'm Going."

    "If You Need Me" has the typical country sound, a good start for an album that defines very traditional Country. A bad habit of mine, is where I hear a song, and somewhere it reminds me of another popular song. Take the #1 duet with Van Shelton, I can't help but hear Travis Tritt's song that features the immortal line -- "Here's A Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares." The duet is a good song overall. Another very good country-sounding song is "Country Road."

    There are quite a few nice, easy-style ballads on this release. "Silver And Gold," the title track, and "What A Heartache" are all very enjoyable country ballads. Reba McEntire fans will enjoy the duet with Lorrie Morgan, "Best Woman Wins," as it has a Reba-ish sound. "Runaway Feelin'" has a good honky-tonk style, as the nice ballads returns throughout the rest of this release -- "Dreams Do Come True, Family," and "Wild Dreams."

    There isn't a bad song on Eagle When She Flies. The light upbeat songs with the ballads are a good mix, and it truly defines Dolly Parton as a legend in Country music. Dolly still shines in the later decades of her career. Give this album a listen; it's very pleasant, very entertaining, and very enjoyable.

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