Musician - 6/96, p.90
"...As...Harrison says in the liner notes to this reissue, Atkins adds 'harmonies and harmonics where you least expect them.' And here he's got some of the most memorable melodies in pop history to add them to..."
Personnel includes: Chet Atkins (guitar); Charlie McCoy (harmonica).
Producer: Chet Atkins, Bob Ferguson.
Re-issue producer: Steve Lindsey.
Recorded in Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by George Harrison.
Chet Atkins Picks on the Beatles is an entertaining, if ultimately disposable, artifact. Atkins plays a cross-section of the Beatles' early hits, dressing them up as country-pop or light rockabilly. As always, his playing is subtle and tasteful, but the album doesn't provide enough inventive or energetic performances to be of lasting interest. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine