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Whatever Dolly grabs your trolley?the cake-slapped rhinestone self-parody, honky tonk angel or latterday roots revivalist?it’s all represented here. Recorded in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in December 2002, it’s inconceivable that she’d chosen to stay off the road for 10 years when the live arena is so vivid a setting for her songs (and personality) of many colours. Sure, there’s cheese aplenty?”Stairway To Heaven”, for one?but the return-to-the-mountain bluegrass of recent years (“The Grass Is Blue”, “Shine”, “Little Sparrow”, “I’m Gone”) is brilliantly served by one of the most irresistible forces in the history of country.


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