Solid Gold 68

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Solid Gold 68
Solid Gold 68.jpg
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
Solid Gold 68
Solo Flights

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.


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


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


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