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The Best of Glen Campbell (Ten Best Series)
Genres: Country, Pop
The 10 song All-Time Favorite Hits only scratches the surface of ace session-guitarist-turned-superstar-singer Campbell's extensive output, but provides a good if skimpy sampling of some of the artist's most memorable hits... more »
The 10 song All-Time Favorite Hits only scratches the surface of ace session-guitarist-turned-superstar-singer Campbell's extensive output, but provides a good if skimpy sampling of some of the artist's most memorable hits. Included are Campbell's classic Jimmy Webb-penned '60s hits "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," plus the similarly popular "Gentle On My Mind" and "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife." Rounding out the package are his '70s countrypolitan smashes "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Southern Nights," and "Country Boy (You've Got Your Feet In L.A.)." For a more thorough account of Campbell's career, fans might want to check out Razor and Tie's 2 CD set The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989) or Capitol's 3 volume Essential Glen Campbell series. --Scott Schinder
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What middle America listened to a generation ago.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"His string of pop hits began in the late sixties, but he didn't play Woodstock and he didn't play Monterey Pop. So much has been made of the music that represented the rebelliousness of the 60's that it's easy to forget that America was in many ways a more conservative place than it is today. There were fewer working mothers, fewer divorces, fewer teen pregnancies. This CD is a good snapshot of what was echoing over AM airwaves across middle America in the late 60's and 70's."Dreams of the Everyday Housewife," a top 40 hit that you will probably never hear on oldies radio, heartbreakingly describes the "what-might-have-been" longings of a young woman who finds that marriage isn't living up to her romantic schoolgirl fantasies of Prince Charming. Campell's clear, tragic-hero voice makes the most of the evocative lyrics of Jimmy Webb-penned hits like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," and "Galveston." Though his hits continued throughout the 70's, the lyrics, no longer written by Jimmy Webb, lost their impact. For example, "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)" gives us gems like "Livin' in the city ain't never been my idea of gettin' it all." The lyrics of his last pop No. 1, "Southern Nights," make almost no sense to an average listener and the song suffers from the campy female background vocals that infested a lot of late 70's music.This collection is good for people who want to hear pop classics that radio rarely plays these days. However, Campbell fans may find this CD lacking--it leaves out several of his lesser-known top 40 hits and doesn't include any of his country-oriented output of the 80's."
Bang For The Buck Winner!
Larry S. Yates | Ontario, Canada | 09/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What else can be added to "Bang For The Buck Winner!"?
10 tracks of Glen singing his best songs. I play this CD as much as and more than most of my rather large collection of CDs. Like Glen? ...Buy it! -lar :-)"