Burlap & Satin

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Burlap & Satin
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released May 9, 1983
Recorded 1982-1983
Genre Country, pop
Length 35:58
Label RCA Records
Producer Dolly Parton, Gregg Perry
Dolly Parton chronology
Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits
(1982)Dolly Parton's Greatest Hits1982
Burlap & Satin
The Great Pretender
(1984)The Great Pretender1984
Singles from Burlap & Satin
  1. "Potential New Boyfriend"
    Released: April 30, 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Burlap & Satin is the now out-of-print 25th solo studio album by Dolly Parton. Released on June 18, 1983, it straddled the line between pop and country sounds. Consisting mostly of Parton's own compositions, two tracks were outtakes from the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas film: "A Cowboy's Ways" (a song intended for costar Burt Reynolds to perform in the film, that was ultimately cut out of the film)[citation needed] and "A Gamble Either Way". The album's single, "Potential New Boyfriend" was a top twenty country single, and was accompanied by Parton's first ever music video. Willie Nelson duetted on a cover of the Eddy Arnold hit "I Really Don't Want to Know.

As part of Parton's 2007 European tour, the album was re-released for the first time on CD by BMG Germany (a division of Sony/BMG) in a two-fer CD. It was paired with 1985's Real Love.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dolly Parton except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ooo-eee" Annie McLoone 3:38
2. "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" Hank Locklin 3:10
3. "Jealous Heart"   3:25
4. "A Gamble Either Way"   3:34
5. "Appalachian Memories"   4:15
6. "I Really Don't Want to Know" (with Willie Nelson) Howard Barnes, Don Robertson 3:02
7. "Potential New Boyfriend" Steve Kipner, John Lewis Parker 3:39
8. "A Cowboy's Ways"   4:17
9. "One of Those Days"   3:59
10. "Calm on the Water"   3:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 127



  • Arranged & Produced By Dolly Parton & Gregg Perry
  • Recorded & Engineered By Ernie Winfrey & Phil Jamtaas
  • Assistant Engineers: Fran Overall, Jim Scott
  • Mixed By Ernie Winfrey

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