Title : Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Neck and Neck Format : Vinyl Record Label : Sony Music Catalogue Number : MOVLP1094 Bar code : 8718469535897
Neck and Neck is a collaborative album by American guitarist Chet Atkins and British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on October 9, 1990 by Columbia Records. “Poor Boy Blues” was released as a single, and in 1991 won a Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. That same year, “So Soft Your Goodbye” won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Atkins originally recorded “Yakety Axe”, a parody of Boots’ Randolph’s “Yakety Sax”, on his 1965 album More of That Guitar Country. This new recording features lyrics and a new arrangement that were composed by Merle Travis. Atkins also previously recorded “I’ll See You in My Dreams” on an album with Merle Travis.