As Long as I Love

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As Long as I Love
As Long As I Love (1970).jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 8, 1970
StudioFred Foster Sound Studio (Nashville)
ProducerFred Foster
Dolly Parton chronology
Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca
As Long as I Love
A Real Live Dolly
Singles from As Long as I Love
  1. "Why, Why, Why"
    Released: October 9, 1967
  2. "I'm Not Worth the Tears"
    Released: January 15, 1968

As Long as I Love is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. It was released on June 8, 1970, by Monument Records.[1] The album is made up of songs Parton had recorded while signed to Monument Records. She left the label in 1967 to sign with RCA Victor after having released only one album. Three of the songs had previously been issued on singles, the remaining nine songs were previously unreleased.

The album was reissued by Monument in 1972 as a two LP set with 1967's Hello, I'm Dolly under the title The World of Dolly Parton.[2] It was reissued on CD in 1988 as The World of Dolly Parton, Volume Two.[3] The album was released as a digital download on November 23, 2018.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]

Billboard published a review in the issue dated June 20, 1970, which said, "Although Dolly Parton is now on another label, this album should draw considerable attention from her legion of fans. And the selections, such as "I Don't Want You Around Me Anymore", "Too Lonely Too Long", and the title song. "Daddy Won't Be Home Anymore" is another first-rate number."[6]

In the June 27, 1970 issue, Cashbox published a review of the album saying, "Here are some old Dolly Parton sides that her fans should enjoy. Most of the songs on the set are Dolly's own compositions (some of them are co-cleffings with Bill Owens), and "Why, Why, Why", "I Don't Want You Around Me Anymore", "As Long as I Love", "Too Lonley Too Long", and the other numbers on the set should please many. LP should fare nicely."[7]

Record World published a review of the album, saying, "Dolly's new release on her old label is unique in that all but three tunes are self-penned. If you like the singing of Miss Dolly and the songwriting combo of Owens and Parton, then you'll go for the East Tennessee beauty's new release. Gal shows why she's so firmly established."[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album did not appear on any major music charts.

The first single, "Why, Why, Why", was released in October 1967[9][10] and failed to chart. The second single, "I'm Not Worth the Tears", was released in January 1968[11][12] and did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."Why, Why, Why"
Single A-side (1967)2:19
2."I Wound Easy"Owens 2:17
3."I Don't Want You Around Me Anymore"
  • Owens
  • Parton
4."Hillbilly Willy"Parton 1:55
5."This Boy Has Been Hurt"
  • Owens
  • Parton
6."Daddy Won't Come Home Anymore"Parton 2:52
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."As Long as I Love"Parton 2:42
2."A Habit I Can't Break"Owens 3:15
3."I'm Not Worth the Tears"PartonSingle A-side (1968)2:33
4."I Don't Trust Me Around You"Owens 2:54
5."I Couldn't Wait Forever"
  • Owens
  • Parton
"Why, Why, Why" B-side (1967)2:23
6."Too Lonely Too Long"Parton 2:21


Adapted from the album liner notes.[1]

  • Boudleaux Bryant – liner notes
  • Fred Foster – producer
  • Bill Goodwin – cover photography
  • Jack Gunter – liner photography
  • Ken Kin – art direction
  • Dolly Parton – lead vocals
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Bill Walker – arrangements, conductor

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Title Label Ref.
Various June 8, 1970 LP As Long as I Love Monument [1]
1972 2xLP The World of Dolly Parton Monument [2]
United States 1988 CD The World of Dolly Parton, Volume Two
  • Monument
  • CBS Special Products
Various November 23, 2018 Digital download As Long as I Love [4]


  1. ^ a b c "Dolly Parton - As Long As I Love". Discogs. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Dolly Parton - The World Of Dolly Parton". Discogs. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Dolly Parton - The World Of Dolly Parton Volume Two". Discogs. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "As Long as I Love by Dolly Parton on Amazon Music -". Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ As Long as I Love at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Billboard - June 20, 1970" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Cashbox - June 27, 1970" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Record World - June 13, 1970" (PDF), American Radio History, Record World, retrieved 8 April 2019
  9. ^ "Billboard - October 14, 1967" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Dolly Parton - I Couldn't Wait Forever". Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Billboard - January 20, 1968" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Dolly Parton - I'm Not Worth The Tears". Retrieved 19 October 2018.