Ghost On The Canvas
Ghost On The Canvas
For more than fifty years, GLEN CAMPBELL has been among popular music’s most successful and significant artists, a multi-talented superstar who can rightfully be declared a living legend and a true American treasure. Campbell began his career joining forces with the legendary WRECKING CREW who played with artist such asFRANK SINATRA, THE BEACH BOYS, THE MONKEES, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, ELVIS PRESLEY, and most famously, PHIL SPECTOR, with whom they helped create the famed “Wall of Sound”. Campbell’s life has taken many difficult turns but over the course of his astonishing career, Campbell can lay claim to six Top 20 albums and twentyone Top 40 hit singles. As if his musical career weren’t enough, Campbell also drew acclaim as an actor and TV personality, with credits that include 1969’s True Grit and four seasons as host of CBS’ The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. The highly rated variety series saw Campbell joined by JOHN WAYNE, DEAN MARTIN, RAY CHARLES, CREAM, JOHNNY CASH, WILLIE NELSON and MERLE HAGGARD. Sadly, Campbell was recently diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, meaning that ‘GHOST ON THE CANVAS’ will be his final album. ‘GHOST ON THE CANVAS’ sees Campbell capping his brilliant career with his final and most moving and energized works to date, a powerfully emotional song cycle that sees him accompanied by a truly dazzling line-up of songwriters and musicians. Among the tunesmiths contributing original songs to the collection are such modern luminaries as PAUL WESTERBERG, JAKOB DYLAN, ROBERT POLLARD and TEDDY THOMPASON, backed by a roster of players that includes CHRIS ISAAK, DICK DALE, BILLY CORGAN, BRAIN SETZER, RICK NIELSEN, ROGGER MANNING and THE DANDY WARHOLS.
by Lou Fulco, Readings Carlton
He has been in the music business for over 50 years. He has been both one of the hottest guitar players in the world, and an artist selling over 45 million records. Hits like ‘Witchita Lineman’, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ and ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ have made him instantly recognisable to different genres of music fans. Keeping all this in mind, Ghost on the Canvas is a look back on his career and life; a life that has had its fair share of ups and downs.
Having recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers, Campbell has decided this is also his ‘farewell album’. It features songs written by Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Teddy Thompson and Robert Pollard, and includes guests Chris Isaak and Dick Dale among others. This album is a fitting final bookend to a great career and a great artist.
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