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Feb182013

Arthur Fielder / Boston Pops / Chet Atkins

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  • The Pops Goes Country Features Legendary Guitarist Chet Atkins

  • Newly Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studio in NYC

  • New Liner Notes by Ed Osborne 

  • Two Classics from Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Album Catalog
  • Both Albums Make Their CD Debut 


ARTHUR FIEDLER / BOSTON POPS / CHET ATKINS: The Pops Goes Country / The Pops Goes West. CD

With a score of charted albums to their name, and many more before the advent of the Billboard charts, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops “crossed over” from classical music into widespread popular acclaim like no other orchestra before or since. Yet, reissues of their album catalog have been spotty in the digital era, even though Fiedler had his finger firmly on the pulse of pop music throughout his tenure. And the first of the albums on our Real Gone twofer is a case in point; recorded in the mid-‘60s, at the height of the Nashville Sound, The Pops Goes Country (which hit #62 on the 1966 charts) put the architect of that sound, Chet Atkins, and his twangy Gretsch guitar in front of the Pops for a rousing set of mostly traditional country tunes. And 1968’s The Pops Goes West took its inspiration from the ever-popular Western-themed films and TV shows of the ‘50s and ‘60s for its collection of classic Western tunes, Both albums make their CD debut here, with new liner notes by Ed Osborne.  Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC…a double barreled orchestral blast! 

Songs:

The Pops Goes Country

1.   Country Gentleman

2.   Tennessee Waltz

3.   Alabama Jubilee

4.   Faded Love

5.   Medley: In the Pines/Wildwood Flower/On Top of Old Smoky

6.   Windy and Warm

7.   I’ll Fly Again

8.   Adios Amigo

9.   Medley: John Henry/Listen to the Mockingbird

10. Cold, Cold Heart

11. I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

12. Orange Blossom Special

The Pops Goes West

13. Deep in the Heart of Texas

14. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)

15. Sweet Betsy from Pike

16. San Antonio Rose

17. Buttons and Bows

18. Down in the Valley

19. Bonanza

20. Shenandoah

21. The Hill Country Theme

22. Mexicali Rose

23. The Streets of Laredo

24. Don’t Fence Me In

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