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Dolly Parton: Treasures (1996)

Promotional special for Parton's album of the same name features music-video sequences, historical footage and insight from various singers and songwriters.

Director:

Dann Netter

Writers:

Buz Kohan, Gary Smith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dolly Parton ... Herself
Mac Davis ... Himself
Kenny Rogers ... Himself
Charlie Rich Charlie Rich ... Himself
Raul Malo ... Himself
David Hidalgo David Hidalgo ... Himself
John Popper ... Himself
Alison Krauss ... Herself
Suzanne Cox Suzanne Cox ... Herself
Cat Stevens ... Himself
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, ... Themselves
Merle Haggard ... Himself
Freddy Fender ... Himself
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
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Hank Aaron ... Himself (archive footage)
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Promotional special for Parton's album of the same name features music-video sequences, historical footage and insight from various singers and songwriters.

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Music, memories, unforgettable moments. Tonight, Dolly salutes her favorite songs, their impact, and the people who left them behind.

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolly Parton: Hidden Treasures See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

CBS advertised Parton's CD as the "soundtrack" for the TV special. See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Burning
Written by Mac Davis
Performed by Dolly Parton
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A Music Video-Documentary-Commercial Hybrid
28 August 2018 | by VinnieRattolleSee all my reviews

Dolly Parton's "Treasures" album was filled with an assortment of covers of popular songs. For the promotional TV special, they amassed a collection of interviews with the original singers and songwriters and interspersed it with historical clips.

The special has many things going against it, most notably the short running time, which is marred by clunky editorial choices. Studio footage is blended with seemingly-live performances in which Ms. Parton is lip-syncing to the album tracks, and she comments on each of the songs that she... ahem... performs.

So it's a music video commercial... but wait, it's also a documentary! Not only do we get interviews with composers (such as Kris Kristofferson, who's superimposed into one of Dolly's video segments in a truly bizarre manner!), but at random times we cut away to historical footage from the days when the songs were originally hits. That's right, we now interrupt this Dolly Parton lip-sync performance to show you something completely random.

The ideas behind this special were kinda awesome, and if they'd had a 2-hour timeslot it could have worked well, but at under an hour, they fell short in the execution.


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