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Wichita Lineman
Glen Campbell
Wichita Lineman
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Glen Campbell
Title: Wichita Lineman
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Special Products
Original Release Date: 1/1/1968
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Today's Country, Soft Rock, Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724353522926

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Fine album by the great Glen Campbell
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" is outstanding! I love these songs and Glen sings passionately at his usual very best. Glen Campbell possesses a rare genius I rarely hear or enjoy; he can sing just about anything without ever skipping a beat and his excellent diction enhances his performance all the more. In addition, the quality of the sound on this CD is excellent.

The title track opens the CD and Glen never sounded better! The strings are used to great advantage; and the guitars work to make the number come off even better. But apart from the music, Glen's singing comes straight from the heart and that's just so rare I won't forget it anytime soon. "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" is also very well done; Glen Campbell makes this his own by making subtle key and tempo changes and it all holds its own very well. The music that accompanies Glen fits in perfectly with his singing and that's grand.

"If You Go Away" has Glen squarely in the spotlight--which is right where he belongs! This poignant number shines brighter than silver and gold in Glen's capable hands; and there's yet another gem in "Ann." "Ann" has a distinctly upbeat flavor as Glen bats this tune straight out of the ballpark! "Words" has a lush musical arrangement and Glen never lets go of a superfluous note; while "Fate of Man" has Glen speaking some lyrics to make this number very special.

"Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" is another poignant number with some rather interesting key modulations; but again it all works wonders for the ballad. Glen delivers this with panache and it's a very good number. "The Straight Life" is easy on the ear; and "Reason to Believe" gets a fine treatment from Glen Campbell who sings this to perfection--and beyond! "Reason to Believe" is one of my favorite songs on this CD.

Glen does a great rendition of "You Better Sit Down Kids;" and the album ends with him performing "That's Not Home." "That's Not Home" is flawlessly done and it leaves me wanting more!

This, of course, is a must-have for Glen Campbell fans; it also makes an excellent starter CD for anyone just discovering Glen's incredible artistry. "Wichita Lineman" is an album that stuns me with its magnificent songs performed superbly as only Glen Campbell could do them; this CD is easily one of my personal favorites!"