- Released: July 23, 2002
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: BMG Special Product
- 1.I Really Got The Feeling
- 2.It's Too Late To Love Me Now
- 3.We're Through Forever ('Til Tomorrow)
- 4.Sure Thing
- 5.With You Gone
- 6.Baby I'm Burnin'
- 7.Nickels And Dimes
- 8.The Man
- 10.I Wanna Fall In Love
Personnel: Dolly Parton, Richard Dennison (vocals); Dean Parks, David Wolfert (acoustic & electric guitars); Joe McGuffee (steel guitar); Larry Williams (flute, tenor saxophone); Kit Hutchcroft (soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones); Jerry Hey, Steve Madaio (trumpet); Bill Reichenbach (trombone); Gregg Perry, Michael Omartian, David Foster, David Paich, Mac Rebennack (piano); David Hungate (bass); Jim Keltner (drums, sound effects); Anita Ball, Jim Gilstrap, Augie Johnson, Myrna Matthews, Stephanie Spruill, Angela Winbush (background vocals).
Producers: Gary Klein, Dolly Parton.
Reissue producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded at Sound Labs Inc., Hollywood, California. Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
Digitally remastered by Elliot Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
Dolly Parton found increasing success in the late '70s, and Heartbreaker showcases her increasing confidence beautifully. In 1978 Parton was the winner of the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award, probably due in part to Heartbreaker's rise to number one on the country charts and its two number one singles ("I Really Got the Feeling" and the title track). While the clean country-pop is a step away from her much rootsier previous albums, it is the natural progression toward her 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs pop crossover success in the years to come. Unfortunately with this BMG Special Products release, the liner notes are nonexistent (Parton's duet partner, Richard Dennison, on "We're Through Forever ('Til Tomorrow)" goes completely uncredited) and the disco remixes of "Baby I'm Burning" and "I Wanna Fall in Love" (which were two of the year's biggest club hits) would've been terrific bonus cuts, but they are nowhere to be found. Still, it's great to have Heartbreaker back in print, no matter the shortcomings of the packaging. ~ Zac Johnson