'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

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'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Hendrik » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:13 am

Modern Harmonic is re-releasing Hi-Fi in Focus and Workshop on vinyl. Both will be available on October 20th 2017.

Chet Atkins - Hi-Fi in Focus LP
Chet Atkins - Workshop LP

Other existing re-released LP's are*:

Guitar Over Europe (released last month)
My Brother Sings (Record Story Day exclusive)
Black Jack EP (Record Story Day exclusive)
Neck and Neck
Mister Guitar
Chester and Lester
In Hollywood
Teensville
Guitar Blues / Brown Eyes A'Cryin' In The Rain EP

*List updated on April 26, 2018.
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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Ray Bohlken » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:16 am

I think Hi-Fi in Focus is my favorite Chet Atkins album. I have several copies from yard sales and thrift stores and my original from a record store. I really liked all of the arrangements on this album, but Walk, Don't Run was my favorite...Ain't Misbehavin...heck I liked all of them! :D
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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Hendrik » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18 am

In addition to the announcement of the 2 re-released LP's, Modern Harmonic made a short video about Chet. They interviewed country music historian, critic and journalist Rich Kienzle who also worked on the Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player book that was published by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Chet Atkins - Modern Harmonic Industrial Film Short - ft. Rich Kienzle
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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Eddie Estes » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:41 pm

The tracks on the website for Workshop are not the final album. These are the same versions in the last Bear Family set.
These are what Chet did in the Studio before he took them home. His work parts.
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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Hendrik » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:38 am

Wax Time recently reissued Teensville on 180 grams vinyl. It also includes Slinkey and Hot Mocking Bird.

Sundazed reissued the 7" single Guitar Blues / Brown Eyes A'Cryin' In The Rain last November, originally from 1946. Pat Kirtley provided the liner notes. This was a Record Story Day release, just like My Brothers Sings was in 2015.

Chet Atkins - Teensville LP
Chet Atkins - Guitar Blues / Brown Eyes A'Cryin' In The Rain single

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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Hendrik » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:31 am

Vinyl Passion is releasing the Workshop and Down Home albums on one 180 grams LP. So one album per side. Is that even possible?

Chet Atkins - Workshop/Down Home LP

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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby headgremlin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:56 am

This company issued a Jim Reeves issue with "The Country Side Of Jim Reeves" on one side and "Jim Reeves Floyd Cramer Chet Atkins In Suid Afrika" on Side 2 and it sounds fine. I have ordered the new Chet issue myself. Now, which "Workshop" tracks will be issued here, the regular version or the alternate version?
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Re: 'Hi-Fi in Focus' and 'Workshop' re-released on vinyl

Postby Hendrik » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:43 am

I missed that one Jere. Vinyl Passion indeed released two Jim Reeves albums on one LP; the collaboration album In Suid-Afrika he recorded with Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer and The Country Side of Jim Reeves.

Jim Reeves - In Suid-Afrika/The Country Side of Jim Reeves LP

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