Treasures (Dolly Parton album)

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Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released September 24, 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Country
Length 41:53
Label Rising Tide, Blue Eye
Producer Steve Buckingham
Dolly Parton chronology
Something Special
(1995)Something Special1995
Hungry Again
(1998)Hungry Again1998
Singles from Treasures
  1. "Just When I Needed You Most"
    Released: August 26, 1996[1]
  2. "Peace Train"
    Released: February 1, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Treasures is a 1996 Dolly Parton album, made up of covers of rock and country hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was her 33rd studio album. Among the selections were work by Merle Haggard, Jeanne Pruett, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Mac Davis. Perhaps the most surprising choices to fans were Young's "After the Gold Rush" and Stevens' "Peace Train", though Parton confessed a longtime admiration for both performers' work and she later covered Stevens' "Where Do the Children Play?" on her 2005 album Those Were the Days. (She had also recorded "After the Gold Rush" in 1994 with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris as part of the Trio 2 album, though as of Treasures' release, the Trio recording had not yet been released.) The album received mixed reviews and reached number 24 on the U.S. country albums charts. Treasures featured a number of famous guest artists, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Popper of Blues Traveler, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Alison Krauss.

Its release was accompanied by a CBS television special, first airing in November 1996, in which Parton performed most of the songs, accompanied by video footage of the news stories and events from the year of each song's original release.

In 1997, a dance remix version of Parton's recording of "Peace Train" was released and it reached the top ten on Billboard's dance singles charts; following the success of "Peace Train", a dance remix of "Walking on Sunshine" was released.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peace Train" Cat Stevens 4:40
2. "Today I Started Loving You Again" Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens 3:57
3. "Just When I Needed You Most" Randy VanWarmer, Tony Wilson 4:36
4. "Something’s Burning" Mac Davis 4:00
5. "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" Ben Peters, Venna Keith 4:07
6. "After the Gold Rush" Neil Young 3:45
7. "Walking on Sunshine" Kimberley Rew 3:12
8. "Behind Closed Doors" Kenny O'Dell 2:59
9. "Don't Let Me Cross Over" Penny Jay 3:03
10. "Satin Sheets" John Volinkaty 3:20
11. "For the Good Times" Kris Kristofferson 4:16

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 21
U.S. Billboard 200 122
Canadian RPM Country Albums 24


  1. ^ "Dolly Parton On-Line / Archives / Singles". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Treasures at AllMusic

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