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Glen Campbell
"The Very Best Of Glen Campbell"

© Capitol Records

Year of Release: 1987

track listing
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
  • Wichita Lineman
  • Galveston
  • By The Time
    I Get To Phoenix
  • Try A Little Kindness
  • Hey Little One
  • Where's The
    Playground Susie
  • Gentle On My Mind
  • Dreams Of The
  • All I Have To Do
    Is Dream
  • Dream Baby
  • It's Only Make Believe
  • Sunflower
  • Southern Nights
  • Country Boy (You Got
    Your Feet In L.A.)

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    "The Very Best Of Glen Campbell"

    Glen Campbell is from the old school of Country Music, where his music truly defines Country, where today's County is more pop rock mixed with the traditional Country sound. Back in the 1960s/early 1970s, most musicians were having their own television shows, and I remembering the opening of the show where he says "Hi, I'm Glennnnnnnnnn Campbelllllll!!" All the hits are here on Capitol's The Very Best Of Glen Campbell... "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Gentle On My Mind," and two #1 hits, "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights."

    The remaining tunes are just as entertaining as his most popular: "Try A Little Kindness" is a great song to listen to on a nice warm day on the highway. "Hey Little One" shows a little bit of soulfulness. "Where's The Playground Susie" was another popular tune for Glen, and also shows the soulfulness of a touching Country ballad.

    Another good driving down the road tune is "Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife." There are some remakes here -- The Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Drean" he shares vocals with country artist Bobbie Gentry, and Bobby Darin's "Dream Baby" is more pop than country, and Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe" can be classified either as rock/pop or country.

    "Sunflower" is a great rock/country tune, and should get repeated listens after the first time you hear it. And another popular hit is here -- "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)" is one of those songs where you say "Oh, I remember that one..." for those who remember his music.

    The Very Best Of Glen Campbell is a great country best-of; a great album to listen to on the road. True Country best describes this album, and for the die hard Country fans out there, this album will truly be enjoyable. One song that I've been looking for, is a song from the soundtrack of the Burt Reynolds/Dom DeLuise movie, "The End" : "Another Fine Mess" was the song heard in the beginning of the movie, and I have yet to see it released on CD. In listening to this song, it sounds more like the song's author, Paul Williams. If anyone knows where this song is available on CD, please email me.

    UPDATE: Glen Campbell's version of "Another Fine Mess" can be found as a bonus track on the twofer CD, Southern Nights/Basic. Both original albums were released in 1977 and 1978.

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