Chet Atkins Picks On The Beatles

Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Manufactured by BMG Victor,Inc., Tokyo,Japan
Year: 1995
Catalogue No: BVCP-7393 (74321-29584-2)
Booklet: 6-pages in japanese language :-(
Sound Quality: excellent stereo
Total Time: ?

1 I Feel Fine 1:58
2 Yesterday 3:09
3 If I Feel 2:12
4 Can't Buy Me Love 2:33
5 I'll Cry Instead 2:36
7 Things We Said Today 2:38
6 A Hard Day's Night 2:29
8 I'll Follow The Sun 2:07
9 She's A Woman 2:41
10 And I Love Her 2:23
11 Michelle 2:44
12 She Loves You 2:36

Although the booklet is in japanese there is G.Harrison's small note in English:

"I have appreciated Chet Atkins as a musician since long before the
tracks on this album were written; in fact, since I was the ripe young
age of seventeen. Since I have lost count of the number of Ghet's albums
I have acquired, but I have not been disappointed with any of them.
For me, the great thing about Mr.Atkins is not the fact that he
is capable of playing almost every type of music but the conviction in
the way he does it. Whilst listening to CHET ATKINS PICKS ON THE BEATLES
I got the feeling that these songs had been written specially with Chet
in mind. The fact that they were not prove his eminence as an artists -
the perfect example being "Yesterday". Chet, by himself, gets far more
out of this than some of the people known as "class" singers do with a
full orchestral arrangement to boot!
"I'll Cry Instead", "She's a Woman" and "Can't Buy Me Love",
having a country feeling about them, lend themselves perfectly to
Chet's own style of picking, which has inspired so many guitarists
throughout the world (myself included, but I did't have enough fingers
as the time).
All the other tracks have Chet adding harmonies and harmonics in
the least expected places, bringing out that crystal-clear sound of the
guitar to his audience's benefit.
One thing remains very clear to me at the end of this LP, and
that is why this sleeve note must end here. Chet Atkins did not get to
a great guitarist by writing sleeve notes, but by years of devoted
practice on the instrument he so obviously loves"

Yuri's comments:

I would like to recommended this CD for all Beatles freaks.
Oldies goldies songs are sounded amazingly.

Many thanks to Yuri Y. Tsaplev from Moscow for the tracklisting, liner notes and comments.

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