Here You Come Again

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Here You Come Again
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released October 29, 1977
Recorded May–June 1977, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Country
Length 30:34
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Gary Klein
Dolly Parton chronology
New Harvest – First Gathering
(1977)
Here You Come Again
(1977)
Heartbreaker
(1978)
Singles from Here You Come again
  1. "Here You Come Again"
    Released: October 15, 1977
  2. "Two Doors Down"
    Released: March 18, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Here You Come Again, released in 1977, is the 19th solo studio album by Dolly Parton. The album included Parton's first significant "crossover" success, the Grammy award-winning title single, which scored #3 on the US pop singles charts during the early months of 1978. Both the album and title single also scored #1 on the US country music singles and albums charts respectively. "Here You Come Again"' was a rare example of a Parton success that she did not write herself; it was composed by the songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. In addition to four of Parton's own compositions, the album also included work by Bobby Goldsboro, John Sebastian, and Kenny Rogers.

In addition to the title single, Parton's composition "Two Doors Down" also scored on both the US pop and country music charts. After the success of the title track on the pop charts, Parton rerecorded "Two Doors Down" in a more laid back, pop style several months after the album's release, releasing the new version as a single, and also having it replace the original version of the song on subsequent pressings of the album. The single version of "Two Doors Down" was released along with "It's All Wrong, but It's All Right" as a double-A-sided single in April 1978, scoring #1 on the U.S. country singles charts, and scoring the top twenty on the U.S. pop music charts. The song had also been a top-ten country music success for newcomer Zella Lehr earlier during 1978.

Initial reaction to Here You Come Again was mixed, with many critics and fans disliking the more "produced" sound of the album, though it proved to be Parton's first album to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipping a million copies.[2]

The album stayed at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for nine consecutive weeks. It stayed in the Top Ten for 35 weeks.

The album's vivid, color-saturated cover was designed by graphic artist Ed Caraeff, who would also create covers for Parton's next two albums; the distinctive "Dolly" signature logo, created by Michael Manoogian, would become Parton's de facto logo, appearing on all of her solo albums for the remainder of her association with RCA, as well as much of her promotional material.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Here You Come Again"   Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil 2:58
2. "Baby, Come Out Tonight"   Kath McCord 3:28
3. "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right"   Dolly Parton 3:17
4. "Me and Little Andy"   Parton 2:40
5. "Lovin' You"   John Sebastian 2:24
6. "Cowgirl & the Dandy"   Bobby Goldsboro 3:46
7. "Two Doors Down"   Parton 3:07
8. "God’s Coloring Book"   Parton 3:13
9. "As Soon as I Touched Him"   Norma Helms, Ken Hirsch 3:09
10. "Sweet Music Man"   Kenny Rogers 3:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Top Albums[citation needed] 12
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[3] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. Here You Come Again at AllMusic
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – Here You Come Again". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ a b Here You Come Again at AllMusic

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt
Top Country Albums number-one album
December 24, 1977 - February 18, 1978
Succeeded by
Waylon & Willie by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson