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Year of Release: 2017
Just Like Always
Funny How Time Slips Away
(with Willie Nelson)
Am I All Alone
(Or Is It Only Me)
Am I All Alone
(Or Is It Only Me)
(with Vince Gill)
It Won't Bring Her Back
Don't Think Twice
It's All Right
She Thinks I Still Care
Postcard From Paris
A Thing Called Love
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Glen Campbell had always been a great talented musician and singer. His Country/Pop songs were very popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
My fondest memories of Glen, was having a few of his 45s when I was younger. What interested me more, were the B-sides to those few records I had of
him. "Fate Of Man" was the B-side to "Wichita Lineman," and his live instrumental of the "William Tell Overture" was the B-side to
"Southern Nights." I didn't have any of his vinyl albums while growing up, but I did remember his TV show. (There were alot of singers who
had their own TV shows back in the late-60s/early-70s.) And for those who remembered, his rocky romance with country star Tanya Tucker had their
ups and downs.
Alzheimer's was diagnosed for Campbell, he would then perform a final tour, and record what would be his final album during 2011 to 2012. The album
was titled Adios, and with this title, you just had to feel sadness. According to Campbell's wife, Kim, she mentioned that Glen wanted to
record what magic he had left. Likewise, while recording this album, he had to stand in the recording booth to record the vocals "line by line," since
he couldn't remember the lyrics. Knowing that, and listening to this album, it seemed as if Glen recorded each song in their entirities. Although
he was much older, his singing does sound older, yet it doesn't really make a difference in his singing quality. His last album showed that he was a
great singer to the finish. Adios just maybe a farewell album, yet it was a reat swan song for an artist who left behind great music during his
prime, to remember him for these earlier recordings, and all the way to the end of his career. Adios was released on June 9, 2017. Glen Campbell
died two months later, on August 8, 2017.
The songs that would become Adios were songs that Campbell enjoyed, yet he didn't record his own versions during his career. Nilsson's
"Everybody's Talkin'" starts the album, and you do notice (and throughout the rest of the album) his voice is older, but it doesn't interrupt
his singing quality. His version of the Nilsson classic is good, and the rest of the album just keeps getting better. Jimmy Webb's songwriting was
an important part of Glen's career, as he recorded many of Webb's songs throughout his popular career. "Just Like Always" is a nice, beautiful song,
his voice is superb. Willie Nelson wrote the next song, and Willie duets with Glen, on "Funny How Time Slips Away." Again, Glen's voice and
Willie's has two popular voices singing together, quite legendary.
Carl Jackson wrote the next song, "Arkansas Farmboy," another great tune for Glen. Carl helped out on this album with Glen. Roger Miller
wrote "Am I Alone (Or Is It Only Me)." A short 45-second intro is by the late Miller, with a duet of the song following, by Glen Campbell and
Vince Gill. Again, another superb duet, and definitely sounding Country. Continuing with more great Country, "It Won't Bring Her Back" (another
Jimmy Webb composition). "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" was written by Bob Dylan, as artists such as The Four Seasons and Peter, Paul & Mary
recorded it. Campbell's version is pure upbeat Country, as Campbell had always been recognized as a great Country artist.
"She Thinks I Still Care" is another great Country classic. Recorded by George Jones, John Fogerty. Both of their versions are excpetional.
Campbell's version is also exceptional as well. Campbell's voice is older, yet outstanding. The same is said for "Postcard From Paris" (written
by Jimmy Webb), and "A Thing Called Love" (written by Jerry Reed). The title track "Adios" ends the album, and again, it was written by
Jimmy Webb. Every song is superb, fantastic. Glen Campbell left us with a great album to remember him by, likewise his entire music career.
From his prime until his final album, Glen left us with a great final album. Alzheimer's took him, but he left us a legacy dynasty of great music
for everyone to enjoy, now and forever. Thank you, Glen Campbell for all the musical memories and what you gave us. Adios, Glen. Thank you
again. I am sure he is up there in Rock & Roll Heaven, with his fellow "Wrecking Crew" musicians, playing and singing, and entertaining the audiences
up there. God bless, Glen Campbell.
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