Chet Atkins Hi-Fi In Focus LP
Heralded, Hip Hi-Fi From '57 On Vinyl LP!
Pressed At RTI From Original Masters!
Chet’s 1957 masterpiece! A stunning collection showing his virtuosity and
diverse repertoire aimed to satisfy both his core country fans and a pop
audience—including the rendition of “Walk, Don’t Run” that inspired a Washington
quartet’s iconic hit cover. Hi-Fi In Focus, from the original masters, pressed
on premium RTI vinyl!
The distinctive cover of Hi-Fi in Focus set it apart from the usual Chet Atkins
LP. The modern abstract photo, meant to depict high fidelity, was the winning
entry of 30,000 submissions in a contest sponsored by RCA and the camera
manufacturer Canon to find a photo that captured the essence of the medium. The
music inside reflected both Chet's eclecticism and the growing popularity of
high fidelity long-playing albums as he blended virtuosity and diverse
repertoire, aimed to satisfy his core country fans and a pop audience. A measure
of his success: in the late 50's and early 60's, his LPs occupied space in
upscale record collections alongside orchestral LPs by Percy Faith, Mantovani,
Hugo Winterhalter and Nelson Riddle. Eight Hi-Fi performances included a rhythm
section (Nashville studio A-Teamers Floyd Cramer, piano; Bob Moore, bass; Buddy
Harman, drums); five were solo guitar.
Available from Modern Harmonic, pressed on premium RTI vinyl, from the original
• Premium Vinyl LP
• Pressed at RTI
• From original masters
1. El Cumbanchero
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Shadow Waltz
6. Portuguese Washerwoman
1. Tiger Rag
2. Walk, Don't Run
3. Tara's Theme
4. Johnson Rag
5. Lullaby Of The Leaves
7. Avorada (Little Music Box)