Night Atlanta Burned/The First Nashville Guitar Quartet

Night Atlanta Burned/The First Nashville Guitar Quartet

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by Chet Atkins
     
 

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 prominentSee more details below

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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:
11/06/2007
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657026823
catalogNumber:
268
Rank:
13119

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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
Peter Shillito   Concept
Frank Churchill   Composer
Mike Loudermilk   Composer
Rick Foster   Arranger
Larry Morey   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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