Kenny Rogers‘ The Gambler album has been mixed in immersive Dolby Atmos from the original masters by engineer and producer David Leonard to commemorate “The Gambler” hit and the 45th anniversary of the namesake record.
The new Dolby Atmos mix retains the feel of the classic album but offers a fresh perspective, putting listeners in the center of the music while revealing details with unique clarity and depth. The Gambler is available to stream in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited and Tidal now.
“We are so excited that Kenny’s iconic album The Gambler is now available in Dolby Atmos and fans can experience these songs like never before,” says Wanda Rogers. “This was one of Kenny’s absolute favorite albums he ever made, and I know he would have been thrilled to be able to hear the music surround him just like it did when he recorded it in the studio with all the amazing musicians and the great Larry Butler producing.”
Forty-five years ago on Dec. 16, 1978, “The Gambler” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, giving Rogers’ his third No. 1 of the year. The song spent spend three consecutive weeks in the top spot and become a mainstream crossover hit, climbing to No. 16 on the pop chart.
Written by Don Schlitz, “The Gambler” would go on to win the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and spawn a television movie on CBS starring Rogers. The film eventually led to four additional films, making it the longest-running film series franchise on television. Meanwhile, The Gambler album, featuring the crossover smash “She Believes In Me” as well as “I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again” and “Tennessee Bottle,” became a chart-topper, won Album of the Year at the CMA Awards and was five-time Platinum-certified in the United States.
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