Meet Glen Campbell [album]
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Campbell and here is a great
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singer and his rich, mellow voice
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a century of wowing audiences
across the world...
SINGERS WHO STAY THE COURSE have one thing in common. Along with their talent,
they have the ability to charm the birds out of the trees and an easy way of
performing that makes their fans feel they are amiable and approachable
like Glen Campbell.
It is difficult to believe Glen Campbell has been around for five decades
a legendary career in which he has achieved chart-topping, platinum-selling
pop and country success. On Meet Glen Campbell, he sings of everyday
tales: life, love, work and heartache. He has produced an inspired, dynamic
new studio album that gives the impression of hearing this masterful singer
for the first time.
Glen Campbell's voice drips with sex-appeal and charm. He is every bit as compelling
as he has always been; with subtle heart-arresting emotion thrown in for good
measure. This star just never stops giving it his all-time best.
On Meet Glen Campbell, the music icon has returned to his long-time US
label home, Capitol Records, and the songs all strike a personal and musical
chord with the singer. He has reinterpreted and re-imagined both older and contemporary
songs with his own signature vocal and guitar arrangements. Described as "a
true musician's musician", his distinctive guitar playing along with
the clarity and emotion of his powerful vocal performance come together
to give new life to the songs he selected for the album.
Influential and respected as both a singer and a guitarist, Glen Campbell is
a past master at making other artiste's songs his own. He has recorded high-spirited,
emotionally-charged versions of tracks that have moved and inspired him; and
his intimate performances convey an autobiographical and deeply personal connection
to the album's songs which include, among others, Travis: Sing, Tom Petty:
Angel Dream and Walls, The Replacements: Sadly Beautiful,
U2: All I Want Is You, The Velvet Underground: Jesus and Jackson
Browne: These Days.
Glen has a knack of choosing tracks that suit his style and he gives an extra
dimension to the songs Sing resonates with pleasure and a worldliness
of beguiling notes that make you sigh as it fades; Walls and Angel
Dream have that familiar Tom Petty feel, but giving them the Campbell treatment
does nothing to dispel their magic and appeal on many levels.
Recorded in Los Angeles, Meet Glen Campbell is produced by Julian Raymond
(Roseanne Cash, Fastball, Shawn Mullins, Wallflowers) with engineer/co-producer
Howard Willing. The album features musical contributions by Campbell contemporaries
as well as younger rock and alt-country artistes who joined him in the studio
including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Roger Joseph Manning Jr and Jason
Faulkner from Jellyfish; and Chris Chaney from Jane's Addiction.
Campbell's sons and daughters, who regularly perform with their father, recorded
backing vocals for the tracks, providing the album's warm family tone and giving
it a lift with familiar overtones that give you a comfortable, soothing aura.
It is quite astounding how, just as Glen begins an exciting new chapter in his
fifty-year career as one of America's most beloved musical icons, the sound
of this remarkably talented artiste is reminiscent of youth and innovation.
Times Like These is a case in point; whereas All I Want Is You
has a ring of conviction with wonderful instrumentals and vocal harmony. We
also loved Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) that created a bit of a
stir musically and Grow Old With Me for the poignancy it was written
Glen Campbell's new studio album, Meet
Glen Campbell, will be released on CD, limited edition vinyl and digitally
on 25 August, 2008, by EMI Marketing in the UK. Catalogue Number: 234 1322;
Digital ICPN: 50999 2 34135 5 9.
1 Sing (Travis) | 2 Walls (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) | 3
Angel Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) | 4 Times Like These
(Foo Fighters) | 5 These Days (Jackson
Browne) | 6 Sadly Beautiful (The Replacements) | 7 All I Want Is You
(U2) | 8 Jesus (Velvet Underground) | 9 Good Riddance (Time Of Your
Life) (Green Day) | 10 Grow Old With Me (John Lennon)
To watch the video trailer for Meet Glen Campbell, check out Glen Campbell's
official website at meetglencampbell.com.
"Meet Glen Campbell… Glen Campbell's voice drips with sex-appeal and
charm. He is every bit as compelling as he has always been with subtle heart-arresting
emotion thrown in for good measure. This star just never stops giving it his
all-time best" MotorBar