Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins in Hollywood mono second issue RCA LP

A mono pressing of the 1961 Chet Atkins LP Chet Atkins in Hollywood


Offered for sale is a clean mono pressing of the 1961 version of Chet Atkins in Hollywood, by Chet Atkins.

Chet Atkins in Hollywood was first released in 1959 with a cover showing a large guitar over the Los Angeles skyline.  This album was a bit of a departure for Atkins, who recorded it in Hollywood with an orchestra, rather than in Nashville with his usual crew.  The album was a success and is generally regarded by audiophiles as a terrific recording.

For some reason, in 1961, Atkins re-recorded the album in his home studio, using the original orchestral backing tapes from the original 1959 recording sessions.  This version of the album had an attractive young woman on the cover, along with a rather surprised man in a passing car.  This version sold even better than the previous one, and it is a terrific recording.

About this copy: The copy offered for sale has a M- cover.  The disc is VG++, with just a few faint scuffs from being removed from the paper sleeve and a spindle mark or two.  This is a very clean record that has clearly had very little play.  Stamper numbers are 24S/20S.

A nice original copy of a terrific record.  Yes, it’s been reissued, but why not have an original pressing?

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