No music just interviews
Wayne Barnes | New Zealand | 07/31/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this to hear Chet Akins, who recently passed away, play some of his great guitar music. As interview after interview went on I kept thinking that at any moment they would show him at a concert or at a studio playing his guitar. Well whenever he did start to play they overlayed more interviews about how great Chet was. Well he was great I just wanted to hear him prove it once again. A real disappointment."
Great video...kind of short though
dr_willard | Buffalo, WV United States | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a really good one and is professionally done. The only problem I had with it was it's shortness and the fact that it didn't show him play very much.Basically, it is a bunch of interviews with Chet and those around him, including a jog through his childhood. If you want to know more about the man, I would recommend it. If you are looking for videos of his playing, look elsewhere."
Not pure joy
Dr. M. Villanueva | Albuquerque, NM USA | 02/05/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a documentary, this is not a performance DVD. I am pretty disappointed. If you like recording PBS documentaries, then buy this DVD, it has that special salutory educational theme. If you really want to see Chet play..... well, buy a CD and use your imagination instead."
We felt cheated
helen matson | charlotte, n.c. visiting from atlantic mine,mich. | 02/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"my husband and i have followed chet atkins music for years. we
started with many of his records, then cassette tapes and now
decided to add his wonderful music in cd form.
what a total shock to find as we were playing "chet atkins
a life in music" that it wasn't all music.
we didn't need so many people telling us he was great. we
felt we had been cheated. we also paid $18. for the cd and
nothing to show for it.