Record Of The Month - Glen Campbell 'adios'

Issue 25

The country legend bids farewell with this his 64th and final album. Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011, the iconic musician has been in ailing health but one thing that does remain is his rich, sparkling vocals. Adios features 12 songs long-loved by Campbell though never actually recorded. The album is wistful, contemplative and very poignant in tone. First up, is a cover of Harry Nilsson’s Everybody’s Talkin’ which is especially moving given the nature of Campbell’s condition. Other highlights include a cover of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right and the title track penned by Jimmy Webb – the man behind megahits such as Galveston and Wichita Lineman. Adios also features a series of duets, most notably with Willie Nelson on Funny How Time Slips Away and with Vince Gill on Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me). All in all, this is a final gift of an album from one of the greatest voices of all time.

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