Glen Campbell, Country (1972)
Just recently I’ve noticed a bunch of people popping off about this Glen Campbell doco – I didn’t think it was up to much actually; his wife seemed horrid, and sending him out there to flog the nearly dead horse, and almost blindly too. It is a very sad decline for Glen Campbell but maybe the doco is blowing people’s minds as to how good he really was. If that’s the case – then cool. A lot of us also knew that already, and for some time. Glen Campbell the great guitarist, song stylist, interpreter, country and pop crooner. There’s even a clip of him covering Mull of Kintyre and he plays the fucking bagpipes! He really could do anything it seems, as session great and solo star. I saw him a few years ago and it wasn’t so great and that was a shame. The decline of his health already in gear, already noticeable; obvious. I go back to this compilation when I want a quick-fix of some of those magic hits – I think this is an Aussie/NZ comp, not really sure. It was just passed down to me. One of a handful of Campbell records. And one of the ones that taught me a lot of what I needed to know about just what a legend he was – and is – how great he had been.
Sample Track: By The Time I Get To Phoenix
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