Solid Gold 68

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Solid Gold 68
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1968
Genre Country, pop
Length 28:56
Label RCA Victor
Producer Felton Jarvis, Bob Ferguson
Chet Atkins chronology
Hometown Guitar
(1968)
Solid Gold 68
(1968)
Solo Flights
(1968)

Solid Gold 68 is the title of a recording by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released on RCA Victor LSP-4061. It is the first in a series of three albums providing Chet with the opportunity to interpret some of the pop hits of the year. It reached No. 18 on the Country Album charts.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album "a mostly overproduced, perfunctory collection of period pop hits that does neither the guitarist nor the tunes much good."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Slick" (Herb Alpert/Pisano)– 2:57
  2. "Lady Madonna" (Lennon–McCartney) – 2:30
  3. "Prayer Meetin'" (Smith) – 2:47
  4. "Sealed With a Kiss" (Peter Udell, Gary Geld) – 2:31
  5. "Stoned Soul Picnic" (Laura Nyro) – 2:55
  6. "The Sounds of Silence" (Paul Simon) – 2:52

Side two[edit]

  1. "Mrs. Robinson" (Paul Simon) – 2:54
  2. "Harper Valley PTA" (Tom T. Hall) – 2:43
  3. "Light My Fire" (Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek, Morrison) – 3:05
  4. "Sleep Safe and Warm (Lullaby from Rosemary's Baby)" (Kusic–Snyder–Komeda) – 3:03
  5. "Grazing in the Grass" (Harry Elston, Philemon Hou)– 2:38
  6. "It Never Hurts to Ask" (Saussy) – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins – guitar
  • Bill Walker, Cam Mullins – string arrangements

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Solid Gold 68 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011.