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DOLLY PARTON, LINDA RONSTADT, AND EMMYLOU HARRIS: THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION

DOLLY PARTON, LINDA RONSTADT, AND EMMYLOU HARRIS:
THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION
 
Both Legendary Albums Recorded By The Female Country Holy Trinity
Newly Remastered For Three-Disc Set Packed With Rare And Unreleased Music

Three Different Versions Will Be Released On September 9 From Rhino
 

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2016)
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three careers
unparalleled in music history. Together they have sold over 200 million
albums worldwide and performed for decades in front of countless fans
around the globe. It’s no surprise that when their three voices united
to release their debut collaboration, the results were remarkable. The
threesome released two albums together, Trio (1987) and Trio II (1999), which have combined to sell more than five million copies worldwide and win three Grammy® Awards.

Both of these classic albums have been newly remastered for a
three-CD collection packed with rare and unreleased music. Produced by
Harris, THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION will be available on September 9
for a list price of $29.98.

On the same date, a single-disc set will also be available entitled
MY DEAR COMPANION: SELECTIONS FROM THE TRIO COLLECTION, featuring a mix
of songs taken from the three-disc set, as will FARTHER ALONG, a
double-LP set of all the bonus material from THE COMPLETE TRIO
COLLECTION. Trio II will also be released on vinyl for the first time.

Even though Parton, Ronstadt, and Harris began recording together in
the 1970s, a full album proved elusive. When the stars aligned and the
friends were finally able to record a full album, a powerhouse sound of
country and Americana was born. The results were remarkable. Trio arrived
in 1987; sold more than four million copies; won two Grammy Awards; and
topped the country album chart for five consecutive weeks. Among the
standout tracks are “To Know Him Is to Love Him,” “Wildflowers,” and
“Farther Along.”

It would be more than a decade before the group released a follow-up, but when Trio II arrived
in 1999 it did not disappoint. The album won a Grammy Award and peaked
in the Top Five of the country album chart. It sold more than one
million copies worldwide on the strength of tracks like “Do I Ever Cross
Your Mind?” the Carter family’s “Lover’s Return” and a cover of Neil
Young’s “After The Gold Rush.”

The bonus disc is loaded with 20 songs, including alternate takes of
album tracks like “I’ve Had Enough,” “Making Plans” and “My Dear
Companion.” Also featured are 11 completely unreleased recordings from
the trio spanning both album sessions including “Waltz Across Texas
Tonight,” “Pleasant As May,” “Are You Tired of Me,” and the gospel
standard “Softly And Tenderly.” Among the unreleased material is also an
alternate version of “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” featuring Parton on
lead vocals and a stunning acapella version of “Calling All My Children
Home.”

THE COMPLETE TRIO COLLECTION
Track Listing

Disc One – Trio I

  1. “The Pain of Loving You”
  2. “Making Plans”
  3. “To Know Him Is To Love Him”
  4. “Hobo’s Meditation”
  5. “Wildflowers”
  6. “Telling Me Lies”
  7. “My Dear Companion”
  8. “Those Memories of You”
  9. “I’ve Had Enough”
  10. “Rosewood Casket”
  11. “Farther Along” 

Disc Two – Trio II

  1. “Lover’s Return”
  2. “High Sierra”
  3. “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind”
  4. “After the Gold Rush”
  5. “The Blue Train”
  6. “I Feel the Blues Movin’ In”
  7. “You’ll Never Be The Sun”
  8. “He Rode All The Way To Texas”
  9. “Feels Like Home”
  10. “When We’re Gone, Long Gone”

Disc Three – Bonus Material

  1. “Wildflowers” (Alternate Take unreleased 1986) 
  2. “Waltz Across Texas Tonight” (Unreleased 1994)
  3. “Lover’s Return” (Alternate Mix – Unreleased)
  4. “Softly and Tenderly” (Unreleased 1994)
  5. “Pleasant As May” (Unreleased 1986)
  6. “My Dear Companion” (Alternate Take 1986)
  7. “My Blue Tears” (Unreleased 1998)
  8. “Making Plans” (Alternate Take 1986)
  9. “I’ve Had Enough” (Alternate Mix 1986)
  10. “Grey Funnel Line” (Unreleased 1986)
  11. “You Don’t Knock” (Unreleased 1986)
  12. “Where Will The Words Come From” (Unreleased 1985)
  13. “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” (Dolly Lead – Alternate Take 1994)
  14. “Are You Tired of Me” (Unreleased 1986)
  15. “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues”
  16. “Mr. Sandman” 
  17. “Handful Of Dust” (Unreleased 1993)
  18. “Calling My Children Home” (Unreleased Acapella Version 1986)
  19. “White Snow” (Unreleased 1986)
  20. “Farther Along” (Alternate Mix 1986)

MY DEAR COMPANION: SELECTIONS FROM THE TRIO COLLECTION
Track Listing

  1.   “The Pain Of Loving You”
  2.   “My Dear Companion”
  3.   “To Know Him Is To Love Him”
  4.   “Telling Me Lies”
  5.   “Farther Along”
  6.   “ Lover’s Return”
  7.   “After The Gold Rush”
  8.   “The Blue Train”
  9.   “You’ll Never Be The Sun”
  10. “When We’re Gone, Long Gone”
  11. “Waltz Across Texas Tonight” (Unreleased 1994)
  12. “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” (Dolly Lead – Alternate Take 1994)
  13. “Wildflowers” (Alternate Take 1986) 
  14. “Calling My Children Home” (Unreleased Acapella Version 1986)

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