Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions

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Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1955
Recorded 1955 in Nashville, TN
Genre Country, pop, classical
Length 26:25
Label RCA Victor LPM-1197 (Mono)
Chet Atkins chronology
Stringin' Along with Chet Atkins (LP version)
(1955)
Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions
(1955)
Finger Style Guitar
(1956)
Alternative Cover

Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins. The recording mixes unique arrangements of traditional tunes, pop songs and classical arrangements (hence the three dimensions of the title). Atkins stated in his 1974 autobiography that this album was the first time he strayed away from country, even though he had been fired numerous times from various radio shows for "not sounding country enough".[1]

A 7-inch EP (EPA-687) was released with the same title in 1956. The tracks were listed as "Minuet and Prelude No. 2", "Intermezzo", "Schon Rosmarin", "Minute Waltz"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

In his review for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote Atkins "... tries to transcend categories and stereotypes, dividing the album into three distinct sections... An all-encompassing record like this was the envy of every open-minded guitarslinger of the time."[2]

Reissues[edit]

  • Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions was later packaged with Mister Guitar and released on CD in 1998 by One Way Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Arkansas Traveler" (Traditional) – 2:18
  2. "Londonderry Air" (Traditional) - 3:05
  3. "Ochi Chornya (Dark Eyes)" (Traditional) – 2:41
  4. "La Golondrina" (Traditional) – 2:42
  5. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:23
  6. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "Little Rock Getaway" (Carl Sigman, Joe Sullivan) – 2:10
  2. "Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me" (Joe Burke, Al Dubin) – 2:18
  3. "Johan Sebastian Bach Medley" – 2:25
  4. "Intermezzo" (Robert Henning, Heinz Provost) – 2:29
  5. "Schön Rosmarin" (Fritz Kreisler) – 1:57
  6. "Minute Waltz" (Frédéric Chopin) – 1:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Chet and Neely, Bill. (1974). "Country Gentleman". Chicago. Harry Regnery Company. ISBN 0-8092-9051-0.
  2. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.