Sunday, October 24, 2021

DOLLY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, a 6-Disc Collector's Set is Now Available for the Very First Time at Retail from Time Life (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Whenever I hear a Dolly Parton song, I find myself being transported to my family's living room, where I am sitting on the rug with my brothers, as we listen to Dolly records playing on my mom's record player.  Just hearing Dolly's melodic voice made all your worries or stress melt away, and you couldn't help but sing, dance or move along to her catchy tunes.  Dolly was always playing all throughout the year, and come the holidays we would put on her holiday music and trim the tree, or welcome family and friends for our annual holiday parties, with Dolly singing and providing a wonderful backdrop of music in the background as we conversed and caught up, enjoying time together. And, when we weren't listening to Dolly Parton records, we oftentimes found ourselves watching Dolly in movies, television shows and specials.  "9 to 5" is one of my favorite songs and movies, and one I love to dance along now with my girls.  

I was excited when I heard that the folks at Time Life were releasing a Dolly: The Ultimate Collection to DVD, just in time for the holidays this year, as I knew it would make gift giving for my mom and some of my relatives who are also big Dolly Parton fans easier.  This 6-DVD Collector's Set includes 11 star-studded episodes from Dolly's 80's variety show, along with her unforgettable 2009 Live from London concert, a behind the scenes look at her recording sessions with guest stars including Elle King, Alison Kraus, Macy Gray, and others, as well as my personal favorite, "A Down Home Country Christmas" with Mac Davis and Burl Ives.  And, if that wasn't enough, the collection also includes Bob Hope's Jolly Christmas Show. 

Dolly Parton fans, both young and old, with be delighted with all the amazing Dolly content included with this new Time Life 6-DVD collection.  Dolly really is one a kind, and after her generous donation to help with Covid vaccination research, you can't help but fall in love all over with this kind-hearted and oh so talented soul. Thanks to this wonderfully put together collection, I was able to introduce my girls to Dolly like I remembered her as a child around their age, and how listening to her music on our record player in the living room, or on 8-tracks in our family's car on long car rides in the summer, followed by all the wonderful television specials and movies she was in, made for a magical and cherished childhood.  Dolly is one of those musicians who touches the lives of both young and old, not just with her music and movies/TV specials, but with her books and generous heart.  I am so happy that Time Life put together this amazing DVD collection showcasing the talented Dolly Parton, as it will make for a great collector's set for fans of Dolly, as well as a great gift to give this upcoming holiday season.  Take the stress out of gift giving and pick up a few copies of this DVD collector's set to gift to family or even yourself this year.  You will not be disappointed with the 824 minutes of Dolly content, including the exclusive interview with Mac Davis and the 2019 BBC documentary, "Dolly Parton: Here I Am."  I really enjoyed watching all the variety show episodes with my girls, and will be making a point to share the the special Christmas disc with my family, as we get ready to trim our tree and get ready for the holidays...which are fast approaching.


More about this recent 6-DVD Collectors Set release:


Street Date: September 21, 2021
Available at Walmart and Select Retailers, Some of the Greatest Moments
from Dolly’s Rags-to-Rhinestones Career are Highlighted in This Carefully Crafted
 6-Disc Collection Packed with Unforgettable Moments, Including
a Special Christmas Disc Featuring A Down Home Country Christmas!

"You can call her The Queen of Country, an award-winning songwriter, actress, television star, philanthropist, business mogul, icon and American treasure -- but to her millions of fans, she’s known simply as Dolly. From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to international super-stardom – Dolly Parton has spent the last 50 years singing and laughing her way into our hearts. And now, for the first time ever at retail, the greatest video highlights from Dolly’s iconic, unforgettable career are together in one singular 6-disc collection available at Walmart and other select retailers!
From her start out of Nashville in the ‘60s through her own spectacular variety shows in the ‘70s and ’80s and beyond, Dolly has done it all -- and in 6 inch heels! DOLLY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION includes some of the greatest star-studded episodes from her fan-favorite 80s variety show, a special Christmas disc, Dolly’s unforgettable 2009 “Live from London” concert, and more!
Across 6 DVDs, Dolly’s passionate fans will thrill to:
  • 11 star-studded episodes of Dolly's variety show from the '80s with guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers, and more!  
  • A special Christmas disc featuring A Down Home Country Christmas with Mac Davis and Burl Ives, and Bob Hope’s Jolly Christmas Show
  • Dolly's unforgettable Live From London concert
  • Plus the 2019 BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am 
Time Life invites home audiences to join them for the journey of a lifetime with DOLLY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, available nationally in Walmart and select retailers."
About Time Life 
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.
About Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Recently, Parton reached #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart for the first time for her duet with Grammy award-winning Zach Williams of “There Was Jesus,” for which they won a Grammy this year.  She received her first Dove Award for short form video for her collaboration with for King & Country on the song “God Only Knows.” Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton recently became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. Her 2016 #1 album, “Pure & Simple,” which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, added to that massive tally. She has garnered eleven Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 win with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on "God Only Knows"; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. Parton has donated over 161 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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