Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles
1. I Feel Fine
2. I'll Follow the Sun
4. And I Love Her
5. She's a Woman
6. Things We Said Today
7. Hard Day's Night
9. I'll Cry Instead
10. Can't Buy Me Love
11. If I Fell
12. She Loves You
Performer: Chet Atkins
Engineer: Bill Vandevort...
Distributor: Sony Music Distribution (
Notes: Personnel includes: Chet Atkins (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica). Producer: Chet Atkins, Bob Ferguson. Re-issue producer: Steve Lindsey. Recorded in Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by George Harrison. Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles is an entertaining, if ultimately disposable, artifact. Atkins plays a cross-section of the Beatles' early hits, dressing them up as country-pop or light rockabilly. As always, his playing is subtle and tasteful, but the album doesn't provide enough inventive or energetic performances to be of lasting interest. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Musician (6/96, p.90) - "...As...Harrison says in the liner notes to this reissue, Atkins adds `harmonies and harmonics where you least expect them.' And here he's got some of the most memorable melodies in pop history to add them to..."
Among fingerstyle country guitar players, perhaps only Merle Travis can rival Chet Atkins, whose distinctive sound defined an entire generation of Nashville country. Atkins has played an equally important role as a record producer. As RCA's chief Nashville producer in the '50s and '60s, Atkins oversaw sessions for Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Jim Reeves, Don Gibson, and countless others. He was one of the chief architects of the polished country style that came to be known as the "Nashville sound," but his own productions were more tasteful and appealing than those for which the genre is frequently lambasted. Atkins remained active into the '90s, but succumbed to cancer in 2001.
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