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Aug122013

Perry Como: Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins

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  • Perry Como Is One of the Most Beloved Pop Vocalists of All Time 
  • During the '70s, He Recorded Several Country-Pop Albums in Nashville with Chet Atkins 
  • Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins Features 23 Hard-to-Find Studio Sides All Produced by Atkins

  • Includes the Complete Album Just Out of Reach, Plus Album Outtakes, Non-LP Single Sides and Spanish-Language Recordings

  • Liner Notes by Como Expert Jim Ritz

  • Added Photos 

PERRY COMO: Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins. CD

 Perry Como was hardly the first pop vocalist to add country to his sound, but he might have been the most accomplished—recorded with Nashville producer-picker Chet Atkins, his 1975 album Just Out of Reach capped a three decade run of charting albums for the crooner, peaking at #142 in December of that year.  But the ten tracks from that album—which has never appeared on CD anywhere in the world—are only the beginning of a 23-track treasure trove of sides that Como recorded with Atkins in Nashville during the ‘70s.  Also included are six unreleased outtakes from the album sessions for Just Out of Reach and Como’s 1973 album And I Love You So, five non-LP singles new to CD, and Spanish language versions of Perry’s hit recordings of “And I Love You So” and “I Want To Give.” Como connoisseur Jim Ritz adds notes along with photos. The pairing (Perry-ing?) of Como with Atkins wasn’t just a meeting of RCA label giants; these two legends really made musical magic together.

 Tracks:

 Just Out of Reach

 

1. Let's Do It Again

2. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

3. Here, There And Everywhere

4. Let It Be Love

5. (The) Grass Keeps Right On Growin'

6. Just Out Of Reach

7. Let Me Call You Baby Tonight

8 .Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)

9. Make Love To Life

10. Love Put A Song In My Heart

  

Just Out Of Reach & And I Love You So Outtakes

 

11. Yellow Beach Umbrella

12. Take A Look At Me

13. It Was Such A Good Day

14. I'll Take My Chances With You

15. Somehow

16. Take Me Home

 

Non-Album Single Releases 

 

17. Love Looks So Good On You

18. Love Don't Care (Where It Grows)

19. Walk Right Back

20. World Of Dreams

21. Wonderful Baby

 

Spanish Language Recordings

 

22. And I Love You So (Spanish)

23. I Want To Give (Spanish)

 

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