Solo Flights

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Solo Flights
Solo Flights Chet Atkins.jpg
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1968
Recorded RCA's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, TN
Genre Country, pop
Label RCA Victor
Chet Atkins chronology
Solid Gold 68
(1968)
Solo Flights
(1968)
Lover's Guitar
(1969)

Solo Flights is the title of a recording by Chet Atkins. Side one of this album features Atkins' experiment with the "Octabass Guitar," where he replaced the two low strings (the E and A strings) with heavier strings in order to drop an octave and create a fuller sound with bass.

This album was reissued on CD for the first time, in Japan only, on April 22, 2009

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richard S. Ginell wrote of the album "All told, this is one of Atkins' more pleasing collections from that era."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Drive In" (Rich) 2:15
  2. "Three Little Words" (Burt Kalmar, Harry Ruby) 2:35
  3. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) 3:25
  4. "Chet's Tune" (Cohen) 2:18
  5. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (Joe Zawinul) 2:12
  6. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) 3:10

Side two[edit]

  1. "Cindy Oh Cindy" (Robert Barron, Burt Long) 2:25
  2. "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline) 2:46
  3. "Music to Watch Girls By" (Sid Ramin, Tony Velona) 2:30
  4. "Choro da Saudade" (Agustín Barrios) 2:37
  5. "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" (Milton Kellem) 2:05
  6. "Georgy Girl" (Jim Dale, Tom Springfield) 2:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Atkins – guitar

References[edit]

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