New Chet-produced Perry Como CD

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New Chet-produced Perry Como CD

Postby John C. » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:50 pm

This is scheduled to be released by Real Gone Music on September 30:

Perry Como was hardly the first pop vocalist to add country to his sound, but he might have been the most accomplished -- recorded with Nashville producer-picker Chet Atkins, his 1975 album Just Out of Reach capped a three decade run of charting albums for the crooner, peaking at #142 in December of that year. But the ten tracks from that album -- which has never appeared on CD anywhere in the world -- are only the beginning of Just Out of Reach -- Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins, a 23-track treasure trove of sides that Como recorded with Atkins in Nashville during the '70s. Also included are six unreleased outtakes from the album sessions for Just Out of Reach and Como's 1973 album And I Love You So, five non-LP singles new to CD, and Spanish language versions of Perry's hit recordings of ''And I Love You So'' and ''I Want To Give.'' Como connoisseur Jim Ritz adds notes along with photos. The pairing (Perry-ing?) of Como with Atkins wasn't just a meeting of RCA label giants; these two legends really made musical magic together.


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Re: New Chet-produced Perry Como CD

Postby dgallent » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:05 pm

I once asked Chet about Perry Como. Chet never bad mouthed anyone but I noticed he got un usually guarded with his response.

He said that sometimes a persons public persona is not the same when you work under pressure,"If you know what I mean".

I thought he was trying to tell me Perry was difficult to work with. Perry Como was the greatest singer I have ever heard and Chet produced him masterfully.

Chet tried like hell to get him to cut Jerry Reed's "Remembering" but he never did.

Perry Como and Chet made it look so easy and it really isn't. I miss both of them.
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