The Great Pretender (Dolly Parton album)
|The Great Pretender|
|Studio album by Dolly Parton|
|Released||February 17, 1984|
|Recorded||October - December 1983
Record One Studios, Los Angeles
|Dolly Parton chronology|
|Singles from The Great Pretender|
The Great Pretender is Dolly Parton's 26th solo studio album, released in February 1984, and is composed of covers of hits from the 1950s and 1960s. The album was produced by Val Garay. It made heavy use of synthesizers and had a decidedly pop sound. The first single, a remake of The Drifters' 1960 hit "Save the Last Dance for Me" was a top ten country single for Parton in early 1984 and came close to making the pop Top 40 as well (#45). Dolly Parton's cover of the 1965 Petula Clark hit "Downtown" was the album's second single. The title song was originally a hit for The Platters in 1956.
In 1986, a remixed version of the track "We Had It All" was included on Think About Love, a compilation album of remixes of previously released Parton material; the song was released as a single in late 1986, and provided an additional top-thirty single for Parton.
The Great Pretender was the first Dolly Parton album to be issued on the then-new CD format at the time of its release.
It was released digitally for the first time on 4 December 2015.
|1.||"Save the Last Dance for Me"||Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman||3:50|
|2.||"I Walk the Line"||Johnny Cash||3:34|
|3.||"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)"||Pete Seeger||4:24|
|5.||"We Had it All"||Donnie Fritts, Troy Seals||3:51|
|6.||"She Don't Love You Like I Love You"||Jerry Butler, Calvin Carter, Curtis Mayfield||3:41|
|7.||"We'll Sing in the Sunshine"||Gale Garnett||3:25|
|8.||"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"||Holland–Dozier–Holland||2:50|
|9.||"Elusive Butterfly"||Bob Lind||2:47|
|10.||"The Great Pretender"||Buck Ram||3:41|
|1999 The Collection Bonus Tracks|
|11.||"Harper Valley PTA"||Tom T. Hall||3:13|
|12.||"D-I-V-O-R-C-E"||Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman||2:44|
|13.||"I Will Always Love You"||Dolly Parton||2:55|
|15.||"9 to 5"||Dolly Parton||2:45|
|16.||"Here You Come Again"||Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil||2:57|
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||7|
|U.S. Billboard 200||73|
|Canadian RPM Top Albums||69|