Street Dreams (Chet Atkins album)

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Street Dreams
Street Dreams Chet Atkins.jpg
Studio album by Chet Atkins
Released 1986
Genre Country, jazz
Length 38:38
Label Columbia
Producer Ronnie Foster, Darryl Dybka
Chet Atkins chronology
Stay Tuned
(1985)Stay Tuned1985
Street Dreams

Street Dreams is an album by American guitarist Chet Atkins, released in 1986 on the Columbia label.

Having previously recorded some of Darryl Dybka's compositions, Atkins asked Dybka to help create a jazzier musical direction. Dybka arranged, produced, and composed many of the songs on this release.


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

Allmusic music critic Cub Koda wrote of the album; "This 1986 album has a production sheen to it that makes it totally of its time, and it doesn't necessarily wear too well because of it. Too many synthesizers and contemporary touches simply detract from the main reason you bought it in the first place—to hear Chet Atkins play his patented fluid guitar. Although Atkins usually sounds wonderful on gut-string guitar, here his sound is pinched and curiously restrained..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Darryl Dybka unless noted.

  1. "Spats ‘n’ Hats" – 3:59
  2. "(Like A) Crystal in the Light" – 3:31
  3. "The Official Beach Music" – 3:48
  4. "Street Dreams" – 4:33
  5. "(If You’ll) Stay a Little Longer" (Hall, Paul Yandell) – 4:18
  6. "Classical Gas" (Mason Williams) – 3:52
  7. "The Last Farewell" (Webster, Whitaker) – 4:14
  8. "Alisha" – 3:43
  9. "The Homecoming Anthem" – 4:17
  10. "Honolulu Blue" (Chet Atkins, John Knowles) – 2:08


Production notes[edit]

  • Keith Seppanen - engineering
  • Rick Clifford - engineering assistance
  • Mike Poston - overdub engineering
  • David Palmer - remix engineering
  • Denny Purcell - mastering
  • Bill Johnson - art direction
  • Larry Williams - photography


  1. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "Street Dreams > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 

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