Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Dolly Parton|Trio  (2016 Remaster)

Trio (2016 Remaster)

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Available in
logo Hi-Res
24-Bit 96.0 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Bringing together Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt for the album Trio was a truly inspired idea, and not simply because they were three of the finest voices in country and pop music at the time. While a gifted entertainer, Parton is also a business-savvy professional who will willingly set aside her gifts as a pure country singer if she thinks her audience would rather hear something like "Nine to Five." However, give her a stage for old-school country material, and she will always rise sublimely to the occasion. Similarly, some of Linda Ronstadt's finest work was on her early country-rock albums (especially Heart Like a Wheel), but she seems to operate best with strong collaborators; left to her own devices, she's just as likely to pick wrong-headed material in styles not comfortable to her, but in the right settings her gifts still dazzle. And while Emmylou Harris had as strong a track record as anyone in Nashville in the 1980s, it's obvious she loves to collaborate with others, and sings harmonies with the same rich and affecting beauty that she brings to her headlining gigs. So you take two gifted artists who need proper direction, team them up with an excellent collaborative artist, and the results should fall neatly into place. In truth, that's a formula as likely as not to fail, but on Trio the experiment works brilliantly. The three vocalists display an obvious affinity and respect for one another's talents, inspiring superb performances in one another, and while they all shine in their solo spots, some of the album's most pleasurable moments are when the three harmonize, with their distinct but equally impressive voices melding into a whole that's more than the sum of its parts. Harris, Parton, and Ronstadt also make the most of a set of fine songs (certainly a better program than Parton or Ronstadt had taken on in the studio in a while), and producer George Massenburg lined up a wonderfully subtle and intuitive backing group, with Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Albert Lee picking gloriously without calling undue attention to themselves. In short, Trio is that rare example of an all-star collaborative effort that truly shows everyone involved to their best advantage, and it ranks with the best of all three headliners' work.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

More info

Trio (2016 Remaster)

Dolly Parton

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From €12,50/month

1
The Pain of Loving You (2015 Remaster)
00:02:35

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - Porter Wagoner, Writer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

2
Making Plans (2015 Remaster)
00:03:39

V. Morrison, Composer - Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - John Bright Russell, Composer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

3
To Know Him Is to Love Him (2015 Remaster)
00:03:47

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - PHIL SPECTOR, Writer - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

4
Hobo's Meditation (2015 Remaster)
00:03:19

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - Jimmie Rodgers, Writer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

5
Wildflowers (2015 Remaster)
00:03:36

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

6
Telling Me Lies (with Dolly Parton & Emmy Lou Harris) (2015 Remaster)
00:04:25

Betsy Cook, Writer - Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - Linda Thompson, Writer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

7
My Dear Companion (2015 Remaster)
00:02:57

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - Jean Ritchie, Writer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

8
Those Memories of You (2015 Remaster)
00:04:01

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - Alan O'Bryant, Writer - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

9
I've Had Enough (2015 Remaster)
00:03:32

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist - Kate McGarrigle, Writer

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

10
Rosewood Casket (2015 Remaster)
00:03:02

Parton, Adapter - Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

11
Farther Along (2015 Remaster)
00:04:08

Linda Ronstadt, Vocals, MainArtist - Traditional, Writer - John Boylan, Digital Remasterer - Dolly Parton, Vocals, MainArtist - George Massenburg, Producer - EMMYLOU HARRIS, Vocals, MainArtist

© 1987 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

Album Description

Bringing together Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt for the album Trio was a truly inspired idea, and not simply because they were three of the finest voices in country and pop music at the time. While a gifted entertainer, Parton is also a business-savvy professional who will willingly set aside her gifts as a pure country singer if she thinks her audience would rather hear something like "Nine to Five." However, give her a stage for old-school country material, and she will always rise sublimely to the occasion. Similarly, some of Linda Ronstadt's finest work was on her early country-rock albums (especially Heart Like a Wheel), but she seems to operate best with strong collaborators; left to her own devices, she's just as likely to pick wrong-headed material in styles not comfortable to her, but in the right settings her gifts still dazzle. And while Emmylou Harris had as strong a track record as anyone in Nashville in the 1980s, it's obvious she loves to collaborate with others, and sings harmonies with the same rich and affecting beauty that she brings to her headlining gigs. So you take two gifted artists who need proper direction, team them up with an excellent collaborative artist, and the results should fall neatly into place. In truth, that's a formula as likely as not to fail, but on Trio the experiment works brilliantly. The three vocalists display an obvious affinity and respect for one another's talents, inspiring superb performances in one another, and while they all shine in their solo spots, some of the album's most pleasurable moments are when the three harmonize, with their distinct but equally impressive voices melding into a whole that's more than the sum of its parts. Harris, Parton, and Ronstadt also make the most of a set of fine songs (certainly a better program than Parton or Ronstadt had taken on in the studio in a while), and producer George Massenburg lined up a wonderfully subtle and intuitive backing group, with Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and Albert Lee picking gloriously without calling undue attention to themselves. In short, Trio is that rare example of an all-star collaborative effort that truly shows everyone involved to their best advantage, and it ranks with the best of all three headliners' work.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

The Number of the Beast

Iron Maiden

From The Fires

Greta Van Fleet

From The Fires Greta Van Fleet

Powerslave

Iron Maiden

Powerslave Iron Maiden

Somewhere in Time

Iron Maiden

Somewhere in Time Iron Maiden
More on Qobuz
By Dolly Parton

Run, Rose, Run

Dolly Parton

Run, Rose, Run Dolly Parton

Jolene

Dolly Parton

Jolene Dolly Parton

The Essential Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

The Complete Trio Collection

Dolly Parton

Big Dreams and Faded Jeans

Dolly Parton

Playlists

You may also like...

Jerry Jeff

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Jerry Jeff Steve Earle & The Dukes

Georgia Blue

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Georgia Blue Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

If I Could Only Remember My Name

David Crosby

Start Walkin' 1965-1976

Nancy Sinatra

Start Walkin' 1965-1976 Nancy Sinatra

American IV: The Man Comes Around

Johnny Cash

In your panoramas...
Jack White, The Saviour of Rock

From the White Stripes to his time in the solo wilderness, Jack White has been foretelling the doom of a clapped-out rock'n'roll. The genius with a thousand projects has a new prophecy: rock is coming back. While we await its return, here's a look back at the White phenomenon.

Ray Charles, a Stylist Under the Influence

A founding father of soul, whose career spanned half a century, Ray Charles cannot be reduced to a handful of famous hits. He is above all the master of the high-end musical crossover that makes an art of mixing genres, approaching one to better embrace the other. Ray Charles secularised gospel, enriched the blues, played jazz, sang country and approached rock'n'roll. Let's take a look back at his unique style based on the five listed here.

The Pioneers of Rock’n’Roll

Rock’n’roll isn’t dead. But you can count the pioneers of the genre who are still alive on two fingers: Jerry Lee Lewis and Wanda Jackson. They’re 84 and 82. Lewis was a wild rocker signed with Sun Records who made history by igniting his instrument and transforming church music, country and boogie-woogie into wicked rock'n'roll. Jackson was a country singer who had a brilliant career alongside Elvis. Going from Little Richard to Chuck Berry, not forgetting Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and Hank Williams, Qobuz pays tribute to the precursors of rock.

In the news...