Rhino Records has released the three-CD trio box set of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. The Complete Trio Collection: Limited Super Deluxe Release is available now and features the platinum-selling 1987 release ‘Trio’ on the first disc, the 1999 gold-selling ‘Trio II’ on the second disc and 20 bonus tracks on a third disc.
There are 11 previously unreleased tracks, four alternate takes, two alternate mixes, two previously released album tracks and one previously-released bonus track from another boxed set. In addition to the three-CD set, a one-CD version has also been released, titled ‘My Dear Companion’.
The original ‘Trio’ collaboration was heavily featured by BBC Radio 2 recently and included extensive interviews with all of the main contributors. Dolly Parton’s recent profile has also been raised by the release of her solo album ‘Pure and Simple’ which has topped the UK country album charts in the last couple of weeks.
The collection has extensive album notes and is lavishly packaged. It is a fine tribute to three classic female country music singers.