Those Were the Days (Dolly Parton album)
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|Those Were the Days|
|Studio album by Dolly Parton|
|Released||October 11, 2005|
|Label||Blue Eye/Sugar Hill|
|Producer||Dolly PartonDolly Parton|
|Dolly Parton chronology|
|Singles from Those Were the Days|
Those Were the Days is the 39th studio album by Dolly Parton, released on October 11, 2005. The title comes from the first song on the album, and features Parton singing 1960s and 1970s folk and pop songs in a bluegrass fashion with some of the artists who originally recorded those songs. The album's selections were featured on Parton's concurrent Vintage Tour.
Artists lending their vocals or musicianship to the album included Judy Collins, Jan Howard, Roger McGuinn, Nickel Creek, Rhonda Vincent, Mindy Smith, Kris Kristofferson, Mary Hopkin, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens), and Alison Krauss. Parton told Jon Stewart in an interview on The Daily Show to promote the album that she had invited Bob Dylan to sing on "Blowin' in the Wind", but that he declined (though she added that she was not sure whether Dylan himself declined or the refusal came from his management); Joni Mitchell was scheduled to join Parton, Collins and Vincent on "Both Sides Now", but could not participate due to illness.
The album sold 57,000 copies in its first week of release.
|UK Albums (OCC)||35|
|UK Country Albums (OCC)||1|
|US Billboard 200||48|
|US Top Country Albums (Billboard)||9|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||2|
- "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
- "Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20". Official Charts Company.
- "Dolly Parton Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
- "Dolly Parton Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard.
- "Dolly Parton Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
- Those Were The Days at dollyon-line.com