January 25, 2007
Billboard is reporting the the upcoming reissues of the classic Dolly Parton albums Coat of Many Colors, Jolene and My Tennessee Mountain Home will feature multiple bonus tracks, most of which are unreleased studio recordings of Parton’s original material.
An upgrade of Parton’s catalog is long overdue, but I hope that RCA will dig deeper. I would’ve preferred the approach that was taken with Merle Haggard’s catalog – two albums on one CD – and seen all of her early albums reissued. Quite frankly, those albums are short enough to fit two on a CD and still leave room for bonus tracks. Since the three above albums have already been issued that way in Europe, with Joshua also in the mix, the RCA reissues are feeling like a rip-off.