Trio: Dolly Parton Linda Ronstadt Emmylou Harris

Album cover art for upc 075992549127
Catalog: WB25491.2
Format: CD

1. The Pain Of Loving You 2. Making Plans 3. To Know Him Is To Love Him 4. Hobo's Meditation 5. Wild Flowers 6. Telling Me Lies 7. My Dear Companion 8. Those Memories Of You 9. I've Had Enough 10. Rosewood Casket 11. Farther Along

"Appalachia circa 1907" is the way they described it after release. It wasn't, of course, but it was as close as you could come in 1987 and still hope to sell the million copies that this ended up selling. The "Three Tenors" of country music juggle leads, complement each other to often haunting effect and subjugate their egos to a greater cause. The songs run the gamut from primordial country favourites like "Rosewood Casket" and "Hobo's Meditation", to 1950s pop (a rather anomalous "To Know Him Is To Love Him") and mainstream country. The instrumentation is restrained, the vocals are unfailingly lovely and the result is a trio that is more than the sum of its parts. --Colin Escott

Price: $14.98