All I Can Do (album)

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All I Can Do
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released August 6, 1976
Recorded RCA Studios, 1976
Genre Country
Length 27:51
Label RCA Records
Producer Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton chronology
All I Can Do
New Harvest – First Gathering
Singles from All I Can Do
  1. "Hey, Lucky Lady"
    Released: February 28, 1976
  2. "All I Can Do"
    Released: July 31, 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

All I Can Do is the 17th solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in August 1976.

Album History[edit]

In addition to the eight Parton compositions, there were two covers; Emmylou Harris' "Boulder to Birmingham" and Merle Haggard's "Life's Like Poetry". The album was released around the time Parton began appearing regularly in the supermarket tabloids, and "Shattered Image", which advised to "stay out of my closet if your own's full of trash" was said to be a reaction to that. "The Fire That Keeps You Warm" was originally recorded by Parton and Porter Wagoner on the 1974 album Porter 'n' Dolly.

This was the last Parton album on which Porter Wagoner would get producing credit.

The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal.

Parton re-recorded "Shattered Image" for her 2002 Halos & Horns album. "Falling out of Love With Me" was covered in 2002 by the country-rock band Pinmonkey with Parton providing harmony vocals.

The title song reached #3 on the U.S. country charts. "Hey, Lucky Lady" was also released as a single.

In conjunction with Parton's European Tour 2007, BMG Germany (a division of Sony/BMG) released the album for the first time on CD. It was paired with 1977s New Harvest - First Gathering on one single CD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dolly Parton except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All I Can Do"   2:25
2. "The Fire That Keeps You Warm"   2:50
3. "When The Sun Goes Down Tomorrow"   2:06
4. "I'm a Drifter"   2:54
5. "Falling Out of Love With Me"   2:48
6. "Shattered Image"   2:25
7. "Boulder to Birmingham" Emmylou Harris, Bill Danoff 4:14
8. "Preacher Tom"   3:43
9. "Life's Like Poetry" Merle Haggard 1:49
10. "Hey, Lucky Lady"   2:22


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. All I Can Do at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 372". Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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