Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Suzy Bogguss, Chet Atkins|
Genres: Country, Pop
When Suzy Bogguss released her debut album, Somewhere Between, in 1989, Chet Atkins wrote the liner notes, saying, "Her voice sparkles like crystal water." It did, but it also quickly drained away without leaving a mark. B... more »
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When Suzy Bogguss released her debut album, Somewhere Between, in 1989, Chet Atkins wrote the liner notes, saying, "Her voice sparkles like crystal water." It did, but it also quickly drained away without leaving a mark. Bogguss has always had a pretty soprano, but it never seemed connected to any emotion or tradition worth caring about. It's only on her sixth album, Simpatico, which is co-credited to Atkins, that she has at last made music worthy of her talent. "You Bring Out the Best is Me" is one of the 10 songs on the album, and it summarizes Atkins' effect on Bogguss. --Geoffrey Himes
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"Simpatico" is Sympatico
J. M. Jacobs | 03/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Exquisite! Suzy Bogguss is at the top of this genre, and Chet Atkins' participation ensures that this disk is true gold."
Too bad this one's Out Of Print
J. M. Jacobs | East Helena, MT, USA | 01/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is a disc that will remind you why just about everybody loved Chet Atkins. Like so many other artists, Chet helped Suzy Bogguss get her start. From working together, Chet tried to help her get a recording contract. No takers. So one day he called her up and asked her if she'd like to tour with him. After her exposure on the tour, she was offered a recording contract almost immediately. Then Chet and Suzy decided they'd like to do an album together and what an effort it turned out to be!
The smoothness of Suzy's voice is in perfect harmony with Chet's smooth playing in that spare, "just right" style he had. The production allows Suzy's singing and Chet's playing to be present in the mix and even to an untrained ear they sound exceptional.
This album is a good example of what's happening to high quality older recordings in the music industry today. As good as this one is, it should be judged a classic and never go out of print. However because not many people even know about it, you have to do like I did and search it out from a second hand source. By my humble judgment, it was easily worth the effort."