White Limozeen

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White Limozeen
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released May 11, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Country
Length 35:16
Label Columbia
Producer Ricky Skaggs
Dolly Parton chronology
Rainbow
(1987)
White Limozeen
(1989)
Home for Christmas
(1990)
Singles from White Limozeen
  1. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"
    Released: May 6, 1989
  2. "Yellow Roses"
    Released: August 26, 1989
  3. "He's Alive"
    Released: December 9, 1989
  4. "Time for Me to Fly"
    Released: February 3, 1990
  5. "White Limozeen"
    Released: May 10, 1990
  6. "Take Me Back to the Country"
    Released: July 5, 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

White Limozeen is Dolly Parton's 29th solo studio album, released in May 1989, that returned the performer to the country music fold, after the critical and commercial failure of 1987's Rainbow. The album was produced by Ricky Skaggs, and featured a duet with Mac Davis along with a cover version of Don Francisco's Christian classic, "He's Alive" and a cover of the REO Speedwagon hit "Time for Me to Fly." For Parton's efforts, she was rewarded with two country #1 singles: "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" and "Yellow Roses". The album peaked at #3 on the U.S. country albums chart and won Parton back much of the critical praise she had lost with Rainbow. It ended up being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

In 2009, Sony BMG reissued White Limozeen in a triple-feature CD set with Eagle When She Flies and Slow Dancing with the Moon.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time for Me to Fly"   Kevin Cronin 2:53
2. "Yellow Roses"   Dolly Parton 3:56
3. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"   Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas 2:33
4. "Slow Healing Heart"   Jim Rushing 3:57
5. "What Is It My Love"   Dolly Parton 4:14
6. "White Limozeen"   Dolly Parton, Mac Davis 4:19
7. "Wait 'Til I Get You Home" (with Mac Davis) Dolly Parton, Mac Davis 2:58
8. "Take Me Back to the Country"   Karen Staley 2:35
9. "The Moon, the Stars and Me"   Wayland Patton, Diana Rae 3:19
10. "He's Alive"   Don Francisco 4:39

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[4] 3
Canadian RPM Country Albums[citation needed] 18

Singles[edit]

In anticipation of the album, in April 1989 the lead single, "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" was released. It was a #1 Country single, and was given a music video.

After the album showed to be doing well, in July 1989 the second single, "Yellow Roses" was released, also becoming a #1 Country single.

October 1989 saw the third single, "He's Alive" being released. An accompanying video was released, consisting of footage of Parton's performance of the song on the CMA Awards show, earlier that month.[5] It was a cover of Don Francisco's song of the same name. The single peaked at # 39.

In February 1990 she released the fourth single, "Time For Me to Fly", a cover of REO Speedwagon's song of the same name. Like its immediate predecessor, the single also peaked at #39.

In May 1990 the fifth single, the title track, was released, also without promotion, as by this point she was recording a holiday album, Home for Christmas. It reached #29 on the country singles charts.

A sixth single, "Take Me Back to the Country", was released that same year, but is rarely known, and it was the final bit of promotion for this album. The single did not chart.

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Ricky Skaggs
  • Engineered By Tom Harding, Scott Hendricks, Pat Hutchinson, Doug Johnson, George Massenburg, Mike Poole & Ed Seay
  • Assistant Engineers: Jeff Giedt, Rodney Good, Brad Jones
  • Mixing: Doug Johnson
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. White Limozeen at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 372". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – White Limozeen". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ White Limozeen charts at AllMusic
  5. ^ "He's Alive | Dolly Parton | Music Video | MTV". mtv.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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