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Treasures is a 1996 Dolly Parton album, made up of covers of rock and country hits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was her 33rd studio album. Among the selections were work by Merle Haggard, Jeanne Pruett, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens and Mac Davis. Perhaps the most surprising choices to fans were Young's "After the Gold Rush" and Stevens' "Peace Train", though Parton confessed a longtime admiration for both performers' work. (She had also recorded "After the Gold Rush" in 1994 with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris as part of the Trio 2 album, though as of Treasures' release, the Trio recording had not yet been released.) The album received mixed reviews and reached number 24 on the U.S. country albums charts. Treasures featured a number of famous guest artists, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Popper of Blues Traveler, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Alison Krauss.

Its release was accompanied by a CBS television special, first airing in November 1996, in which Parton performed most of the songs, accompanied by video footage of the news stories and events from the year of each song's original release.

In 1997, a dance remix version of Parton's recording of "Peace Train" was released and it reached the top ten on Billboard's dance singles charts; following the success of "Peace Train", a dance remix of "Walking on Sunshine" was released.

Track listing

1."Peace Train"Cat Stevens4:40
2."Today I Started Loving You Again"Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens3:57
3."Just When I Needed You Most"Randy VanWarmer, Tony Wilson4:36
4."Something’s Burning"Mac Davis4:00
5."Before the Next Teardrop Falls"Ben Peters, Venna Keith4:07
6."After the Gold Rush"Neil Young3:45
7."Walking on Sunshine"Kimberley Rew3:12
8."Behind Closed Doors"Kenny O'Dell2:59
9."Don't Let Me Cross Over"Penny Jay3:03
10."Satin Sheets"John Volinkaty3:20
11."For the Good Times"Kris Kristofferson4:16

Chart performance

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Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 21
U.S. Billboard 200 122
Canadian RPM Country Albums 24


  1. "Dolly Parton On-Line / Archives / Singles". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. Treasures at AllMusic

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