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Atkins/Knopfler

"Neck And Neck"

The Story
"Neck And Neck" is a mostly instrumental collaberation between guitarists Chet Atkins and Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler. On this CD you'll hear tunes ranging from country chestnuts (Patsy Cline's "Sweet Dreams", Doc Watson's "Poor Boy Blues") to rock 'n' roll ("Yakety Ax", a send up of Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax"), jazz (Django Reinhardt's "Tears"), a Mark Knopfler original track, and the Kahn/Jones standard "I'll See You in My Dreams". "Neck And Neck" also features the great Mark O'Connor on fiddle and mandolin and background vocals by Vince Gill.

The Music
04:01 Poor Boy Blues Vocal
03:24 Sweet Dreams Instrumental
06:28 There'll Be Some Changes Made Vocal
04:11 Just One Time Vocal
03:16 So Soft, Your Goodbye Instrumental
03:24 Yakety Axe Vocal
03:54 Tears Instrumental
03:18 Tahitian Skies Instrumental
02:59 I'll See You In My Dreams Instrumental
03:21 The Next Time I'm In Town Vocal

The Artists
Chet Atkins  -  Guitar, Vocals
Mark Knopfler  -  Guitar, Vocals, Production
Larrie Londin  -  Drums
Guy Fletcher  -  Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Engineering
Edgar Meyer  -  Bass
Steve Wariner  -  Bass
Mark O`Connor  -  Fiddle, Mandolin
Paul Franklin  -  Steel Guitar, Pedabro, Dobro
Floyd Cramer  -  Piano on "Sweet Dreams"
Vince GIll  -  Background Vocals
Mike Poston  -  Engineering
Vanelle  -  Engineering Assistance
Ron Eve  -  Engineering Assistance
Bill Schnee  -  Mixing
Doug Sax  -  Mastering
Alan Yoshida  -  Mastering
Deborah Feingold  -  Photography


Recorded at CA Workshop (Nashville), Sound Emporium (Nashville), Hillbilly Heaven (London).

Mixed at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles.


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