Chet Atkins C.G.P. - Sails (1987)
CBS | 1987 | Country Jazz Pop | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 264Mb+3Mb
Long time Chet Atkins devotees (there are no "fans", only worshippers) love the late greatest guitarist of all time for his astonishing mastery of any type of music he felt like exploring and putting all comers to shame in the process. From old country to show tunes, to covering the Beatles and working with Mark Knopfler and Les Paul, he did it all.
"Sails" is a companion piece to "C.G.P.", both '80's releases of smooth jazz/pop music that showed his contemporary side. "Sails" is a hard to find album. It is a synth and strings heavy mellow outing, his playing more sparse, serving the melodies and avoiding overplaying, which shows how great he was, understanding economy is just as vital as shredding. For those in a quiet contemplative mood, wishing for some real melody or soothing jagged nerves, it can't be beat. Far from wimpy Muzak crap, "Sails" is tasteful and top notch, which one could expect nothing less from this giant of American music.