Sails (album)

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Sails
Sails Chet Atkins.jpg
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1987
Genre Country, jazz
Length 45:03
Label Columbia
Producer Chet Atkins, David Hungate
Chet Atkins chronology
Street Dreams
(1986)Street Dreams1986
Sails
(1987)
C.G.P.
(1988)C.G.P.1988

Sails is an album by Chet Atkins. It was released in 1987 by Columbia Records. Sails follows in the 1980s' vein of Chet Atkins' releases with a smooth jazz and new age atmosphere.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Allmusic music critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album; "this recording veers well across the line into new age wallowing of the most innocuous kind... this is not one of the better Atkins Columbia discs."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sails" (Hall) – 4:20
  2. "Why Worry" (Mark Knopfler) – 6:23
  3. "Sometime, Someplace" (David Hungate, Randy McCormick) – 4:59
  4. "Up in My Treehouse" (Walker) – 3:52
  5. "Waltz for the Lonely" (Chet Atkins, Randy Goodrum) – 3:01
  6. "Laffin' at Life" (Atkins, Daryyl Dybka, David Hungate) – 5:30
  7. "On a Roll" (Atkins, Dybka, Paul Yandell) – 5:21
  8. "My Song" (Keith Jarrett) – 5:08
  9. "Love Letters" (Dybka) – 3:09
  10. "Wobegon (The Way It Used to Be)" (Atkins) – 3:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins - guitar, banjo
  • Darryl Dybka - keyboards
  • David Hungate - bass
  • Earl Klugh - guitar
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar
  • Mike Lawler - keyboards
  • Clayton Ivey - keyboards
  • Randy McCormick - keyboards
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - guitar
  • Terry McMillan - harmonica, percussion
  • Paul Yandell - guitar
  • Millard Green - guitar
  • Larrie Londin - drums, percussion
  • Mark Hammond - percussion, drum programming
  • Bob Mater - drums
  • Jim Horn - horns
  • Mike Haynes - horns
  • Baba Ram Dave - sitar
  • Aristotle Onassid - bazoki
  • Dave Humphries - drum programming

Production notes[edit]

  • Strings arranged by Bergen White
  • Horns arranged by Bergen White and Darryl Dybka
  • Mixed by Dave Palmer and John Mills
  • Engineered by John Mills and Tom Singers
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell
  • Design by Bill Johnson and Jeff Morris

References[edit]

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