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By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Nick | Bournemouth, Dorset. England. | 10/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Glen Campbell is the all time favourite Artiste of both my Wife and myself. Glen's intense, sincere and meaningful interpretation of both words and music is second to none.For me, Glen was always at his very best when singing Jimmy Webb songs: for example, 'Pheonix' 'Wichita Lineman' 'Dreams of the ev'ryday Housewife' 'Galveston' to name but a few.Over the years, my Wife and I have saw Glen in live concert several times in the UK where we live. In a London theatre in 1978, Glen read out our names on stage and sang a Wedding Anniversary song for my Wife and I. It was a wonderful experience for us and Glen's song 'gift' was truly appreciated and will live in our memory forever.Thank you Glen."
Loved Getting to Phoenix
K. Moore | LA, USA | 06/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this album! Have for years and I really like Glen Campbell's earlier hits. I would recommend buying this album."
What a tour de force--BRAVO, GLEN CAMPBELL !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"By The Time I Get to Phoenix is one of Glen Campbell's best albums ever. He is in excellent form throughout this album; he performs with panache and I'm very impressed. I bought this on vinyl many year sago--and I practically worse out the grooves from playing it! The quality of the sound on this CD is excellent and that artwork is faithful to the record album artwork.
These songs are all terrific; there's not a dud in the bunch. The title song by Jimmy Webb opens the album with Glen singing beautifully; he does this passionately and with great sensitivity. No wonder Glen enjoyed a huge fan base! The strings are used very well in the musical arrangement and Glen's sophisticated phrasing makes his performance very strong and memorable. "Homeward Bound," a number by Simon and Garfunkel, gets the royal treatment from Glen; he does a cover of their song singing straight from his heart. He also handles complex tempo and key changes like the masterful artist he was and still remains; and that's quite an accomplishment. "Tomorrow Never Comes" is poignant and Glen delivers this faultlessly. The backup chorus does a great job--not that Glen ever really needed backup, but they do sound pretty good.
"Cold December (In Your Heart)" is quite well done; the music that plays as Glen sings makes this number especially powerful. "My Baby's Gone" has Glen squarely in the spotlight; and that's quite all right by me! "My Baby's Gone" is another tune with a poignancy that truly moves me; and listen for an upbeat "Back in the Race" that has Glen once again performing at his usual very best. Excellent!
"Hey Little One" lets Glen show off the operatic qualities of his voice; he never lets go of a superfluous note. "Bad Seed" has a lush arrangement; and "I'll Be Lucky Someday" is a stunning number. "You're Young and You'll Forget" has Glen singing about a love that can never be; and the album closes beautifully with Glen Campbell performing "Love Is a Lonesome River." "Love Is a Lonesome River" is extremely beautiful and Glen delivers it so well that I wish the album had eleven songs more!
Glen Campbell fans should consider this a must-have for their collections; it also makes a great CD for newcomers to Glen's artistry. Glen Campbell gives so much of himself on each and every song here; and we're all better off for his sharing his talent with us."