Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt
The Complete Trio Collection
Rhino (R2 550159)
September 9, 2016
Disc 1: Trio
Disc 2: Trio II
Disc 3: Unreleased & Alternate Takes, etc.
- "Softly and Tenderly" was previously released on Emmylou's 2007 compilation album, Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems.
- The album liner notes state "My Blue Tears" is an unreleased recording from 1998, but it features the same vocals as the version released on Linda's 1982 album, Get Closer, with slightly altered production.
- "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" was previously released on Emmylou's 1977 album, Blue Kentucky Girl, however the version included here has Dolly and Linda sharing the verses with Harris, whereas on the original album version they merely sang the harmony.
- "Mr. Sandman" was previously released on Emmylou's 1981 album, Evangeline.
- Despite being marketed as "complete", this collection is missing three recordings that feature the trio:
- "Light of the Stable" – Recorded and released as a single in 1975, featuring additional harmony vocals from Neil Young. It was included on Emmylou's 1979 album of the same name.
- "Evangeline" – Recorded in 1978 and originally released on Emmylou's 1981 album of the same name.
- "Palms of Victory" – Recorded in 1978, this track remained unreleased until Emmylou's 2007 compilation album, Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems.
- Additionally, Dolly and Linda both provided harmony vocals on various tracks throughout Emmylou's 1985 album, The Ballad of Sally Rose.