Dolly Parton makes her periodic West Coast pop move. The results vary, depending on how far Parton strays from her Appalachian roots. "Light of a Clear Blue Morning," which originally appeared on her first solo album, polishes up nicely -- all the L.A. glitz in the world can't hide the pure gospel beauty of that chorus. "Straight Talk" isn't nearly as strong as Parton's other big movie hit, but the way she sings it makes it nearly irresistible...
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AllMusic Review by Brian Mansfield