The Night Atlanta Burned/The First Nashville Guitar Quartet

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Chet Atkins' extensive solo discography has often been justly criticized for containing too many throw-away albums and being prone to over-orchestrated arrangements. When the spirit moved him, however, he was capable of spearheading dignified, acoustic country-oriented records that showcased his virtuosic picking in tasteful contexts. Two of the most prominent examples are combined onto one disc on this Australian reissue, which according to the packaging marks their CD debut. From 1975, The Night Atlanta Burned -- actually credited to "The Atkins String Co." -- has Atkins heading a "classic country string quartet" that backs his own guitar with violin, viola, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Chet Atkins' extensive solo discography has often been justly criticized for containing too many throw-away albums and being prone to over-orchestrated arrangements. When the spirit moved him, however, he was capable of spearheading dignified, acoustic country-oriented records that showcased his virtuosic picking in tasteful contexts. Two of the most prominent examples are combined onto one disc on this Australian reissue, which according to the packaging marks their CD debut. From 1975, The Night Atlanta Burned -- actually credited to "The Atkins String Co." -- has Atkins heading a "classic country string quartet" that backs his own guitar with violin, viola, mandolin, and "acoustic guitar rhythm." In its low-key, intelligent blend of country, folk, bluegrass, and classical music, it sounds a little like a PBS soundtrack before its time, but in a good way. From 1979, The First Nashville Guitar Quartet has Atkins leading an all-acoustic guitar quartet, also including John Pell, Liona Boyd, and John Knowles. It too is a smooth but not too slick, eclectic blend of the same influences, though a little less daring, principally owing to the more conventional all-guitar arrangements. Those looking to cut to the chase and pick up only the most meaningful of Atkins '70s solo recordings could do worse than to start with this good-value reissue, even if it's not representative of much of what he did in his lengthy career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2007
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657026823
  • Catalog Number: 268
  • Sales rank: 88,604

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sonora (3:20)
  2. 2 Mostly Mozart (3:51)
  3. 3 Bill Cheatham (2:41)
  4. 4 San Antonio Stroll (2:46)
  5. 5 To Ann (2:05)
  6. 6 The Night Atlanta Burned (2:16)
  7. 7 Carnavalito (3:12)
  8. 8 Women of Ireland (2:28)
  9. 9 Scotland (2:33)
  10. 10 The Old Folks of Okracoke (2:03)
  11. 11 Carolina Shout (2:39)
  12. 12 Londonderry Air (2:51)
  13. 13 Love Song of Pepe Sanchez (2:16)
  14. 14 Skirts of Mexico (3:11)
  15. 15 You Needed Me (3:02)
  16. 16 Bound for Boston (3:42)
  17. 17 Washington Post March (2:21)
  18. 18 Someday My Prince Will Come (3:02)
  19. 19 Rings of Grass (3:19)
  20. 20 Rodrigo Concerto (3:35)
  21. 21 Brandenburg (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Atkins Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
John Knowles Acoustic Guitar
Liona Boyd Acoustic Guitar
John Pell Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Chet Atkins Arranger, Producer, Author, Audio Production
Shel Silverstein Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
John Knowles Arranger, Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Bob Ferguson Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer, Original Liner Notes
John Pell Arranger, Composer
Keith Glass Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Manuel Ponce Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Peter Shillito Concept
Frank Churchill Composer
Mike Loudermilk Composer
Rick Foster Arranger
Larry Morey Composer
Traditional Composer
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