White Limozeen

White Limozeen is the twenty-ninth solo studio album by Dolly Parton. It was released on May 30, 1989, by Columbia Records. The album returned the performer to the country music fold, after the critical and commercial failure of 1987's Rainbow. The album was produced by Ricky Skaggs, and featured a duet with Mac Davis, along with a cover version of Don Francisco's Christian classic, "He's Alive", as well as a bluegrass cover of the 1978 REO Speedwagon hit "Time for Me to Fly." For Parton's efforts, she was rewarded with two country #1 singles: "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" and "Yellow Roses". The album spent 100 weeks and peaked at #3 on the U.S. country albums chart and won Parton back much of the critical praise she had lost with Rainbow. It ended up being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

White Limozeen
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 1989
Recordedc. February 1989
StudioTreasure Isle Recorders, Nashville; The Lawrence Welk "Champagne" Studio, Nashville
GenreCountry
Length35:16
LabelColumbia
ProducerRicky Skaggs
Dolly Parton chronology
Rainbow
(1987)
White Limozeen
(1989)
Home for Christmas
(1990)
Singles from White Limozeen
  1. "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"
    Released: April 24, 1989
  2. "Yellow Roses"
    Released: July 31, 1989
  3. "He's Alive"
    Released: November 6, 1989
  4. "Time for Me to Fly"
    Released: January 1, 1990
  5. "White Limozeen"
    Released: April 9, 1990
  6. "Slow Healing Heart"
    Released: October 15, 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

In 2009, Sony BMG re-released White Limozeen in a triple-feature CD set with Eagle When She Flies and Slow Dancing with the Moon.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Time for Me to Fly"Kevin Cronin2:53
2."Yellow Roses"Dolly Parton3:56
3."Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas2:33
4."Slow Healing Heart"Jim Rushing3:57
5."What Is It My Love"Parton4:14
6."White Limozeen"Parton, Mac Davis4:19
7."Wait 'Til I Get You Home" (with Mac Davis)Parton, Davis2:58
8."Take Me Back to the Country"Karen Staley2:35
9."The Moon, the Stars and Me"Wayland Patton, Diana Rae3:19
10."He's Alive"Don Francisco4:39

Chart performanceEdit

Album

Chart (1989) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[4] 3
Australia (ARIA Charts)[5] 116
Canadian RPM Country Albums[citation needed] 18

Album (Year-End)

Chart (1989) Peak
Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[6] 36
Chart (1990) Peak
Position
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 14

SinglesEdit

In anticipation of the album, in April 1989 the lead single, "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That" was released. It was a #1 Country single, and was given a music video.

After the album showed to be doing well, in July 1989 the second single, "Yellow Roses" was released, also becoming a #1 Country single.

November 1989 saw the third single, "He's Alive" being released. An accompanying video was released, consisting of footage of Parton's performance of the song on the CMA Awards show, earlier that month.[8] It was a cover of Don Francisco's song of the same name. The single peaked at # 39.

In February 1990 she released the fourth single, "Time For Me to Fly", a bluegrass cover of REO Speedwagon's 1978 hit of the same name. Like its immediate predecessor, the single also peaked at #39.

In May 1990 the fifth single, the title track, was released, also without promotion, as by this point she was recording a holiday album, Home for Christmas. It reached #29 on the country singles charts.

A sixth single, "Slow Healing Heart", was released that same year, but is rarely known, and it was the final bit of promotion for this album. The single did not chart.

ProductionEdit

  • Produced By Ricky Skaggs
  • Engineered By Tom Harding, Scott Hendricks, Pat Hutchinson, Doug Johnson, George Massenburg, Mike Poole & Ed Seay
  • Assistant Engineers: Jeff Giedt, Rodney Good, Brad Jones
  • Mixing: Doug Johnson
  • Mastering: Denny Purcell
  • Engineer Outboard Gear Service: Studio Equipment Rental (co owner: Pamela M Jones)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. White Limozeen at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Artist 372". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Dolly Parton – White Limozeen". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ White Limozeen charts at AllMusic
  5. ^ "Dolly Parton ARIA chart history, received April 29, 2019". ARIA. Retrieved April 1, 2020 – via Imgur.com. N.B. The High Point number in the NAT column represents the release's peak on the national chart.
  6. ^ "Billboard Top Country Albums - Year-End Charts (1989)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top Country Albums - Year-End Charts (1990)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 December 2020.
  8. ^ "He's Alive | Dolly Parton | Music Video | MTV". mtv.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011.

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