Heart Songs

Format: CD
Release Date: 1/11/2019
Label: CGP Records
Availability: In Stock
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Among Americana musicians today, few names are more revered than that of Chet Atkins (1924–2001). A virtuoso guitarist, esteemed producer and Nashville record executive with a great ear for talent, Atkins bestowed the rare designation CGP (Certified Guitar Player) on a very select group of pickers. Two of them are Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, who have teamed up for the acoustic duo album Heart Songs.

Both players owe an artistic debt to Atkins, helping make renditions of popular songs (rendered as instrumental numbers on acoustic guitar) music that not only belongs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but also in classical concert halls. Somewhere, Atkins surely must be smiling over the gorgeous arrangements of two country classics on this album: Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart” and Don Gibson’s “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Whether Emmanuel or Knowles is engaging in intricate fingerpicking, delivering a subtle bass line or offering chiming coloration, each has the ability to highlight the melodic contours of whatever material he interprets. The diverse program here includes studio renditions of “Somewhere” (from West Side Story), the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love,” Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (popularized by Bonnie Raitt) before concluding with a couple of live tracks. - DownBeat Magazine

1. Cold, Cold Heart
Length: 04:21
2. How Deep Is Your Love
Length: 03:14
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
Length: 03:28
4. Somewhere
Length: 03:32
5. I Can Let Go Now
Length: 03:08
6. Lullabye (Good Night, My Angel)
Length: 03:45
7. After Paris
Length: 02:02
8. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Length: 02:37
9. I Can't Make You Love Me
Length: 03:48
10. Where Is Love
Length: 03:09
11. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Length: 03:46
12. Eva Waits
Length: 04:19
13. Turning Home
Length: 02:22
14. How Deep Is Your Love
Length: 03:33
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 47:04
UPC: 752830544178