Dolly Parton – I Believe in You (2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Dolly Parton – I Believe in You (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 31:29 minutes | 363 MB | Genre: Country
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I Believe in You is the first children’s album from Dolly Parton due out digitally on September 29 and physically on October 13. All 14 tracks were written and performed by Dolly and the final track is a special reading by Dolly of her famed “Coat of Many Colors.”

In 1995, country legend Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library, a charity that promotes literacy and delivers over a million books a year to children around the world. The follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping Pure & Simple, the amicable I Believe in You, finds Parton delivering her first collection of children’s music, a 14-track set of originals — go, Dolly! — that includes a new recording of her 1971 hit “Coat of Colors” as well as a bonus cut of Parton reading from her 2015 book of the same name. Her effusive personality and seemingly ageless voice lend themselves well to the genre, and the arrangements, which veer from folksy and spare to winningly goofy and ornate, are always in service to the song, with highlights arriving via the bubbly, Latin-tinged title track, the empowering “Brave Little Soldier,” and the heartfelt anti-bullying singalong “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny.” At just over a half-an-hour, I Believe in You never overstays its welcome, and Parton’s natural charisma and easy demeanor help keep things from becoming too cloying — this is the kind of kids’ record that parents won’t feel compelled to launch into the hamper during their child’s 50th spin of “I Am a Rainbow.” At 71 and with 45 studio albums under her belt, Parton can pretty much do whatever she wants — her previous outing was a late-career gem — and with all proceeds from the album going to her bookworm charity, it’s awfully hard to find fault with any of it.

01. I Believe in You
02. Coat of Many Colors
03. Together Forever
04. I Am a Rainbow
05. I’m Here
06. A Friend Like You
07. Imagination
08. You Can Do It
09. Responsibility
10. You Gotta Be
11. Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
12. Chemo Hero
13. Brave Little Soldier
14. A Reading of “Coat of Many Colors” (Bonus Track)