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Picks on the Beatles
Chet Atkins
Picks on the Beatles
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
 
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As a sideline to his main job as producer and executive at RCA in the '60s, Atkins recorded many instrumental albums of contemporary pop and country hits, but this 1966 disc stands out from the others because of what it re...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chet Atkins
Title: Picks on the Beatles
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 2/1/2008
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Instrumental, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972375328

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As a sideline to his main job as producer and executive at RCA in the '60s, Atkins recorded many instrumental albums of contemporary pop and country hits, but this 1966 disc stands out from the others because of what it reveals about Nashville's influence on the Beatles and vice versa. It was Atkins, after all, who produced the Everly Brothers' early Cadence singles and played the limpid, lyrical lead guitar on them, and those records had a profound effect on Paul McCartney's songwriting and George Harrison's guitar playing. Atkins obviously has fun with these early Lennon-McCartney compositions. He plays slide guitar on "I Feel Fine," gives "Yesterday" an arpeggiated Appalachian feel, transforms "Can't Buy Me Love" into a Buck Owens Bakersfield song, emphasizes the Johnny Cash-like, low-string guitar figure on "I'll Cry Instead," and turns "She's a Woman" into a honky-tonk two-step. --Geoffrey Himes

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OUTSTANDING
Howlglen | USA | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was blown away by how good this CD is. George Harrison says, in the liner notes, "I got the feeling that these songs had been written specifically with Chet in mind," and you'll know what he means after listening. The arrangements are masterful and the guitar is stellar. The only negative is that it sometimes has a 60's groove that's a little funky (and not good funky) but this is not a big deal. Every track is good and some are better than excellent, I'll Follow the Sun and If I Fell come to mind but the whole work is simply outstanding."
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D. Stearman | Vancouver, WA | 02/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have enjoyed this product the few times I've listened to it. If you would like to hear the music & not need the words, this CD is great."
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Jayne | 03/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoy Beatles music & I love a great guitar. This has both. Very well done & easy to listen to!"