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Chet Atkins – Solo Flights (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chet Atkins – Solo Flights (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:14 minutes | 670 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © RLG – Legacy

Solo Flights is the thirty-sixth studio album by Chet Atkins. Side one of this album features Atkins’ experiment with the “Octabass Guitar,” where he replaced the two low strings (the E and A strings) with heavier strings in order to drop an octave and create a fuller sound with bass.

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Chet Atkins – Hometown Guitar (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Chet Atkins – Hometown Guitar (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 28:49 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © RCA – Legacy

This original stereo LP Record album was released as RCA Victor Records LSP-4017 in 1968…the record has the RCA Victor Deep Groove black label with silver print and the “Dog” logo and “RCA Victor” in white at the top and “Stereo Dynagroove” in silver at the bottom. Chet Atkins (guitar) is featured on this album with Sonny Osborne (banjo) and others.

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Chet Atkins – Superpickers & Chet Atkins Picks The Best (1973-1967) [Reissue 2018] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Chet Atkins – Superpickers / Chet Atkins Picks The Best (1973-1967) [Reissue 2018]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:11 minutes | Scans included | 2,69 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,24 GB
2LP on 1SACD | Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDLK 4610

On Superpickers, Atkins joins together with an A-list of Nashville session musicians for a set of picking extravaganzas. The players make up a well-chosen band, and Atkins gives them plenty of space to solo on folk standards like “Mr. Bojangles” and “City of New Orleans,” as well as tunes that are just platforms for the many variations. Atkins himself is goaded into some wonderful playing as a result, and Superpickers is one of his best albums. Unfortunately, Picks on the Hits, originally released in the late summer of 1972, is one of those easy listening toss-offs, a collection of tunes that had been high in the pop charts recently, tarted out with strings and occasional choruses, with Atkins sticking his guitar in here and there.

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Chet Atkins – Sails (1987) [Reissue 2015] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Chet Atkins – Sails (1987) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,81 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 821 MB
Genre: Country, Jazz

Another of Chet Atkins’ attempts to break into the jazz world during his Columbia period, this recording veers well across the line into new age wallowing of the most innocuous kind. At this point in time, when a record opened with soothing ocean waves, followed by a gentle wash of synths, you could pretty much expect the new age to be lapping at your feet throughout. As he has with so many other genres, Atkins displays an instinctive grasp of this feel-good idiom, though he has to hold back his powers of invention to conform to its clichés and repetitions. Yet even amidst the twittering sound effects and electronic drums of “Up in My Treehouse” and the listless treatment of Keith Jarrett’s “My Song,” Atkins’ guitar always exudes dignity. Encouragingly, several of the tunes that Atkins composed himself are the most interesting ones on the disc. “Laffin’ at Life” allows for some fingerpicking by the master and some OK doodling by other guitarists and keyboardists, and the smooth jazz “On a Roll” has other facets of the Atkins personality, with Earl Klugh apparently taking a guest solo. One of Atkins’ favorite latter-day collaborators, Mark Knopfler, is also on the record, to little discernable effect.

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