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Monday
Feb182013

Chet Atkins & Les Paul

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  • The Rousing 1978 Follow-Up to the Smash Chester and Lester Guitar Duets Album Featuring Chet Atkins & Les Paul

  • Never Before on Stand-Alone CD

  • Newly Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

  • New Liner Notes by Chris Morris 


CHET ATKINS & LES PAUL: Guitar Monsters. CD

After their 1976 smash Chester and Lester guitar duet album, Chet Atkins and Les Paul reunited in 1978 for another round of pickin’ and grinnin’ on Guitar Monsters. The front cover illustration shows a couple of dragons dueling, and it’s appropriate; for all the often-hilarious byplay between the two (“I’m Your Greatest Fan” is a must-hear routine where each of them tries to compliment the other by attributing—and playing—famous guitar instrumental pieces by other guitarists to each other), there’s no question that these two legends were friends and rivals, as each trade-off between solos just sets the bar higher. A must for guitar lovers, guitarists and/or gearheads (those are Hascal Haile, Del Vecchio and, of course, Gibson Les Paul and Gretsch guitars they’re playing), Guitar Monsters appears here for the first time on stand-alone CD with added notes by Chris Morris and a fresh remastering by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC. An absolute delight.

Songs:

1.   Limehouse Blues

2.   I Want to Be Happy

3.   Over the Rainbow

4.   Meditation

5.   Lazy River

6.   I’m Your Greatest Fan

7.   It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

8.  I Surrender Dear

9.   Brazil

10. Give My Love to Nell

11. Hot Toddy

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