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Neck and Neck


Download links and information about Neck and Neck by Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 38:12 minutes.

Artist: Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler
Release date: 1990
Genre: Country
Tracks: 10
Duration: 38:12
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No. Title Length
1. Poor Boy Blues 4:01
2. Sweet Dreams 3:23
3. There'll Be Some Changes Made 6:27
4. Just In Time 4:11
5. So Soft, Your Goodbye 3:16
6. Yakety Axe 3:24
7. Tears 3:53
8. Tahitian Skies 3:18
9. I'll See You In My Dreams 2:58
10. The Next Time I'm In Town 3:21



You can practically see the smiles exchanged between Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins as they trade licks on their 1990 collaboration Neck and Neck. These two guitar giants meet as peers and friends, finding common ground in a mutual love of old-time country, classic pop and vintage jazz. Knopfler’s clean, stinging riffs are complimented by Atkins’ fluid, succinct fingerpicking; Nashville legends such as pianist Floyd Cramer and multi-instrumentalist Mark O’Connor add their virtuosic touches as well. Highlights include a beautifully melancholy rendition of “Sweet Dreams,” a gently flowing take of “So Soft, Your Goodbye” and a brisk, sparkling treatment of “I’ll See You In My Dreams.” Knopfler invokes some of his old Dire Straits roots-rock spirit on a cover of Doc Watson’s “Poor Boy Blues,” while Atkins has fun recounting his early days on the genial “Yakety Axe” (a revision of Boots Randolph’s “Yakety Sax”). Rather than going for fireworks, the two guitarists aim to create a warm, sustained glow on Neck and Neck — and achieve it effortlessly.