Artist : Glen Campbell
Album : Meet Glen Campbell
Bitrate : VBR 203 Average KB/s (High Quality 44.1 kHz Joint Stereo)
URL : http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kzfixzqkldke
Source : CD (LP) NFO [û]
Label : Capitol/EMI SFV [û]
Year : 2008 M3U [û]
Genre : Country JPG [û]
Ripper : NHH
Rip date : 2009-01-03
Store date : 2008-08-19
Rip tool : EAC 0.99 prebeta 4 (Secure Mode)
Encoder : Lame 3.97 -V2 --vbr-new
Size : 71.51 megs
Supplier : NHH
Total Tracks : 15
1. Sing (Travis) 3:45
2. Walls (Tom Petty) 3:31
3. Angel Dream (Tom Petty) 2:29
4. Times Like These (Foo Fighters) 3:28
5. These Days (Jackson Brown) 3:29
6. Sadly, Beautiful (The Replacements) 3:20
7. All I Want Is You (U2) 4:15
8. Jesus (Velvet Underground) 3:10
9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day) 2:35
10. Grow Old With Me (John Lennon) 3:39
11. Gentle On My Mind (2008 Remix) 2:55
12. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (2008 Remix) 2:50
13. Wichita Lineman (2008 Remix) 3:09
14. Galveston (2008 Remix) 2:46
15. Rhinestone Cowboy (2008 Remix) 3:27
It has been longer than 3 monthssince the previous release. That release
was an advance and didn't even include the 5 bonus tracks. So by rule
here yall go.
This Wal-Mart exclusive CD includes five bonus tracks "Gentle On My
Mind," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston"
and "Rhinestone Cowboy."
For many artists who seem to be past their chart-topping prime, the best
way to sell albums has been to round up a bunch of hits from another
decade, re-record them and release a Hits of the [insert applicable
decade here] collection. While that method has certainly served a number
of artists quite well, Glen Campbell has chosen to follow a different
Campbell's latest -- and his first original recording in six years -- is
a completely contemporary work. Like Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and
Loretta Lynn, Campbell has chosen to look toward the future instead of
digging in the barrel of the past.
Stocked with songs from Tom Petty, U2, The Replacements and even Green
Day, Meet Glen Campbell could be one of this year's biggest -- and best
-- musical surprises. Produced by Julian Raymond and Howard Willing,
this album feels like a Rick Rubin project and it achieves exactly what
it sets out to do: To showcase Campbell as an artist who is historically
relevant but still commercially viable.
Campbell proves that right off the bat, making a powerful opening
statement with his cover of "Sing" by Travis. He does an incredible job
of capturing the essence of this song that seems to burst with
enthusiasm. In Campbell's case, it comes off as a celebration of all
that he's accomplished and all he's yet to achieve. The banjo and
strings allow Campbell to keep one foot in his past without getting
stuck in it.
He follows up with a pair of songs by Tom Petty -- "Walls" and "Angel
Dream." Campbell doesn't try to add any undue flash to the songs; he
simply sits down and delivers them, and that's all it takes. Until
hearing this album, you won't realize just how similar Campbell's style
is to Petty's.
The surprising playlist continues with his cover of the Foo Fighters'
"Times Like These." The addition of strings to this track makes it feel
more like the Glen Campbell we expect to hear, but the producers
successfully walk the fine line that keeps it from treading into
Campbell continues scoring with the lineup -- Jackson Browne's "These
Days" and The Replacements' "Sadly Beautiful" are a perfect, reflective
fit for a man who has packed a lot of living into his storied life. But
it is his rendition of U2's "All I Want is You" that is the album's true
grand slam. There's a touch of wistfulness and longing that seems to
build along with the song's momentum. Campbell's voice isn't as full as
it once was, but it is still rich and strong, and it can still convey
the emotion that he's pouring into every note.
His delivery of Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" is
remarkable simply for its simple straightforward delivery. In his hands,
it feels like a heartfelt wish that's delivered with wisdom from someone
who's been there. There's a touch of a country twang that makes it his
own and the results are, once again, a bull's eye.
To finish out this collection, five of Campbell's biggest hits --
starting with 1968's Grammy Award-winning "Gentle On My Mind" -- have
been remixed and are included here. The songs have been stripped of the
overwrought production that dated them, and it's a fantastic
reinterpretation of Campbell's talent. By the time he wraps it up with
"Rhinestone Cowboy," which is the most powerful of the remixes, Campbell
has us all wanting to sign up for his star-spangled rodeo.