augustus 15, 2015

Dolly Parton - Heartbreaker (1978)

“Heartbreaker” is the 20th solo studio album by Dolly Parton, released in 1978.

Released following the huge pop crossover success of “Here You Come Again”, “Heartbreaker” was designed as an even more direct aim at the pop charts, with several of its songs verging on disco.

Dolly Parton found increasing success in the late '70s, and “Heartbreaker” showcases her increasing confidence beautifully.

The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the U.S. country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit, while the follow-up single was the double-A-sided "Baby I'm Burning"/"I Really Got the Feeling", with "Baby I'm Burnin'" targeted for pop airplay, and "I Really Got the Feeling" for country.

The formula (which had previously worked for "Here You Come Again's" double-A-sided "Two Doors Down"/"It's All Wrong, but It's All Right") was successful again, with the single reaching #1 on the country charts, and #25 on the pop charts.

Disco remix singles of two of the album's songs, "Baby I'm Burning" and "I Wanna Fall in Love" were also released and received significant airplay in clubs and discos at the time.

The album cover, a gatefold design depicting Parton in a series of surreal, dream-like images, was designed by graphic artist Ed Caraeff, who'd also designed the cover art for "Here You Come Again".

The album stayed at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for nine consecutive weeks. It ended up being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Side A
A1.  I Really Got the Feeling  (3:06)
A2.  It's Too Late to Love Me Now  (3:00)
A3.  We're Through Forever ('til Tomorrow)  (3:50)
A4.  Sure Thing  (3:32)
A5.  With You Gone  (3:05)

Side B
B1.  Baby I'm Burning  (2:36)
B2.  Nickles and Dimes  (3:23)
B3.  The Man  (3:16)
B4.  Heartbreaker  (3:32)
B5.  I Wanna Fall in Love  (2:25)

Artist:  Dolly Parton
Title:  Heartbreaker
Release:  1978
Format:  LP
Label:  RCA Records
Catalog#  PL-12797

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