Chet Atkins – Sails

21 03 2009

3gchetr11Chet Atkins – Sails
MP3 @ 192 Kbps | 44:51 min | 1987 | 65.6 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Chet Atkins’ 1987 instrumental release SAILS finds the guitarist in a pop/jazz setting. Blurring the lines between his country roots and a jazzy sensibility, Atkins creates music that’s both ethereal and introspective.

There’s a slick …    Full Descriptionpatina of sound supported not only by Atkins’ guitar but also by keyboards, strings, horns and percussion; the result is a rich and diverse layering of chords and rhythms combined with Atkins’ lyrical guitar work. Standout tracks include the reflective ballad, “Love Letter,” and “Laffin’ at Life,” the latter of which features Atkins’ trademark fingerpicking style.  (Posted this album for MusicMad.  This album contains one of the tracks from his Favorites tape – “Sails”)

01 sails
02 why worry
03 somethim, someplace
04 up in my treehouse
05 waltz for the lonely
06 laffin’ at life
07 on a roll
08 my song
09 love letter
10 wobegon (the way it used to be)


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4 responses

21 03 2009

As I said, you are the man, you are wonderful!
With my utmost admiration…

21 03 2009

Awww, thank you! Hope you enjoy it!

22 03 2009

I have much respect for Chet Atkin’s skills and thought he never got the respect he deserved.
I hadn’t heard of this album, though so thank you.

23 03 2009

Your comment is dead on the money, in regards to me personally. I’ve never been a big fan of country music, and for some reason, I always classified his music in my mind as country. The song that I posted this album about, I do recall hearing on more than one occasion on a SmoothJazz radio station. Funny how the mind works, eh? Anyway, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the album! Hope it continues to grow on you =-).

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