A tribute to her versatility as a vocalist, “Love is Like a Butterfly” also reflects her lyrical creativity.
The lilting melody is enhanced by a production that is country at the core, but has sprinklings of the psychedelic pop that the Beatles experimented with on Sgt. Pepper.
All in all, it’s an ambitious effort, so much so that it’s a bit disappointing that all this went in to a song about butterflies. There were tracks on the album that were far more compelling, especially “You’re the One who Taught Me How to Swing” and “Blackie, Kentucky”, so this pretty piece of fluff isn’t representative of the project as a whole.
But if you like Dolly Parton and love butterflies, it’s a keeper.
Written by Dolly Parton
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