Dolly Parton ‎– The Great Pretender

RCA ‎– PL 84940
Vinyl, LP, Album

Companies, etc.



Recorded and mixed at Record One, Los Angeles (10-24-83 through 12-5-83).
Additional recording done at Right Track Recording, New York City / Bullet Recording, Nashville / Music Mill, Nashville / The Sound Factory, Los Angeles.
Mastered at The Mastering Lab.

Centered at bottom of rear coverphoto: "Printed in W. Germany.Imprimé en Allemagne"

℗ 1983, 1984 RCA Records
© 1984 RCA Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 035628 494016
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A center label): AHL 1-4940-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B center label): AHL 1-4940-B
  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0316
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Runout, Stamped, Roman "III" & "IV" handetched): DM B-0823 A-1/84 S III IV
  • Matrix / Runout ( Side B, Runout, Stamped, Roman "III" & "II" handetched): DM B-0823 B-1/84 S III II
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, Stamped): Made In Germany

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AHL1-4940 Dolly Parton The Great Pretender(LP, Album) RCA Victor AHL1-4940 US 1984 Sell This Version
PK 84940 Dolly Parton The Great Pretender(Cass, Album) RCA PK 84940 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
AHK1-4940 Dolly Parton The Great Pretender(Cass) RCA Victor AHK1-4940 US 1984 Sell This Version
PD84940 Dolly Parton The Great Pretender(CD, Album) RCA PD84940 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
IMD 8986 Dolly Parton The Great Pretender(Cass, Album) IMD (2) IMD 8986 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version



Add Review



June 1, 2018
This is one of the last of her pop-country albums. It contains mostly cover versions. The first five tracks are very enjoyable especially the singles "Save the Last Dance For Me" and "Downtown". The quality dips on the second five songs including boring renditions of "I Can't Help Myself" and "She Don't Love You". The CD is very rare and pricey if you can find a copy. Val Garay (of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" fame) produced the album. Allegedly there is a handful of unreleased tracks from the sessions for the LP. Maybe one day they will be released.