Here You Come Again

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Here You Come Again
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Studio album by
Dolly Parton
ReleasedOctober 3, 1977
RecordedJune 15–August 5, 1977
StudioSound Lab Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length30:34
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerGary 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 3, 1977[1]
  2. "Two Doors Down"
    Released: March 6, 1978[2]
  3. "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right"
    Released: March 6, 1978[2]
  4. "Me and Little Andy"
    Released: April 4, 1980[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[4]

Here You Come Again is the twentieth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on October 3, 1977, by RCA Victor. It was Parton's first album to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipping a million copies.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard published a review of the album in the October 17, 1977 issue, which said, "This is by far Parton's most accessible pop crossover attempt. The material she chooses to work with, some by noted authors, others self penned, is delivered in Parton's little girl-sounding vocals. Her sweet-flowing voice becomes more and more likeable on each cut, emitting a warm innocence. The delicate string and horn accompaniment adds to the breezy, more subtle country effect. And the strong guitar work, pedal steel included, doesn't distract from Parton's vocals. Parton's title track single, which she sang on the Rock Awards television broadcast, is a sure bet to crack the Hot 100."[6]

In the October 22, 1977 issue, Cashbox published a review saying, "Dolly's winning ways have convinced more than a few former non-believers that country and western audiences have no right to a monopoly on this songbird's talents. With this album, Dolly takes a giant step into the pop mainstream with a spicy repertoire that features only an occasional banjo or pedal steel lick. But even those who have seen her perform will have to be at least mildly surprised at how naturally proficient Dolly is at jumping into a completely new bag."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country LPs chart and No. 20 on the US Billboard 200 chart. In Canada, the album peaked at No. 12 on the RPM Canadian Albums chart.

The album's first single, "Here You Come Again", was released in October 1977 and peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart. In Canada, the single peaked at No. 1 on the RPM Canadian Country Singles chart, No. 7 on the RPM Canadian Singles chart and No. 1 on the RPM Canadian Easy Listening chart. In Australia, the single peaked at No. 10 on the ARIA Top 100 Singles chart. The single also peaked a No. 75 on the OCC UK Singles Chart.

In February 1978, "Two Doors Down" and "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" were issued as a double A-side single, aimed at the pop and country charts respectively. The version of "Two Doors Down" issued on the single was recorded by Parton in January 1978 and features a more pop sound than the album version. It would replace the original album version on all subsequent pressing of the album. "Two Doors Down" peaked at No. 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 12 on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart. In Canada, the single peaked at No. 26 on the RPM Canadian Singles chart and No. 7 on the RPM Canadian Easy Listening chart. "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" peaked at No. 1 on both the US Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and the RPM Canadian Country Singles chart.

In April 1980, "Me and Little Andy" was released as a single in the UK and it did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Here You Come Again"Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilJune 15, 19772:58
2."Baby, Come Out Tonight"Kath McCordJune 15, 19773:28
3."It's All Wrong, But It's All Right"Dolly PartonJuly 22, 19773:17
4."Me and Little Andy"PartonAugust 2, 19772:40
5."Lovin' You"John SebastianJune 16, 19772:24
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording dateLength
1."Cowgirl & the Dandy"Bobby GoldsboroAugust 5, 19773:46
2."Two Doors Down"PartonAugust 1, 19773:07
3."God’s Coloring Book"PartonAugust 1, 19773:13
4."As Soon as I Touched Him"Norma Helms, Ken HirschAugust 1, 19773:09
5."Sweet Music Man"Kenny RogersJune 15, 19773:08

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Chart Peak
Position
US Hot Country Albums (Billboard)[8] 1
US Billboard 200[9] 20
Canada Top Albums (RPM) 12

Singles

Single Chart Peak
position
"Here You Come Again" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[10] 1
US Hot 100 (Billboard)[11] 3
US Easy Listening (Billboard)[12] 2
Canada Country Singles (RPM) 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 7
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 1
Australia Top 100 Singles (ARIA) 10
UK Singles Chart (OCC)[13] 75
"Two Doors Down" US Hot 100 (Billboard)[11] 19
US Easy Listening (Billboard)[12] 12
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 26
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 7
"It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" US Hot Country Singles (Billboard)[10] 1
Canada Country Singles (RPM) 1

Accolades[edit]

Academy of Country Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1977 Here You Come Again Album of the Year Nominated

American Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 Here You Come Again Favorite Country Album Nominated
"Here You Come Again" Favorite Country Single Nominated

Country Music Association Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1978 Here You Come Again Album of the Year Nominated
"Here You Come Again" Single of the Year Nominated

20th Annual Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1978 "Here You Come Again" Best Pop Performance, Female Nominated

21st Annual Grammy Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 Here You Come Again Best Country Vocal Performance, Female Won

Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1979 "Two Doors Down" Songwriter Achievement Award Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Dolly Parton - Two Doors Down / It's All Wrong But It's All Right". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton - Me And Little Andy". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. Here You Come Again at AllMusic
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Billboard Magazine - October 15, 1977" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Cashbox Magazine - October 22, 1977" (PDF). American Radio History. Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Dolly Parton Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Dolly Parton - Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 7 December 2018.