18 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ghost On the Canvas is a bittersweet victory. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell agreed to record one final album and perform one final “Goodbye Tour.” Producer Julian Raymond recruited musical guests Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Rick Nielsen and the Dandy Warhols, and elicited songs from Paul Westerberg, who provided the title track, Robert Pollard, Jakob Dylan and Teddy Thompson. “A Thousand Lifetimes” evokes the melodic hook of “Wichita Lineman.” The title track brilliantly stokes the classic Campbell sound with an ambitious melody and orchestration evocative of Campbell’s ‘60s-‘70s work. The entire album is weaved together with instrumental interludes that create the impression that it’s all one grand song. Despite the impressive list of contributors, the star is still Glen Campbell and his shimmering voice. Guided By Voices’ “Hold On Hope” brings Campbell to an unexpected and abstract place with an overall sentiment that reflects life itself. This edition of the album includes two notable bonus tracks, “Wish I Wouldn’t Give” and the thrilling “Wish You Were Here.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ghost On the Canvas is a bittersweet victory. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell agreed to record one final album and perform one final “Goodbye Tour.” Producer Julian Raymond recruited musical guests Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Rick Nielsen and the Dandy Warhols, and elicited songs from Paul Westerberg, who provided the title track, Robert Pollard, Jakob Dylan and Teddy Thompson. “A Thousand Lifetimes” evokes the melodic hook of “Wichita Lineman.” The title track brilliantly stokes the classic Campbell sound with an ambitious melody and orchestration evocative of Campbell’s ‘60s-‘70s work. The entire album is weaved together with instrumental interludes that create the impression that it’s all one grand song. Despite the impressive list of contributors, the star is still Glen Campbell and his shimmering voice. Guided By Voices’ “Hold On Hope” brings Campbell to an unexpected and abstract place with an overall sentiment that reflects life itself. This edition of the album includes two notable bonus tracks, “Wish I Wouldn’t Give” and the thrilling “Wish You Were Here.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
417 Ratings

417 Ratings

IMOKRUOK ,

This will make you weep.....

What a phenomenal record. You won't hear emotion like this everyday. Put on the earphones and soak it up. AMAZING. What a swan song Glen, you should be so proud. Pick out a nice suit for the Grammy's =)

Atompkins ,

Hold on Hope

I am a little "Over the Top" about Glen to begin with. He is the only artist I have ever been a groupie to, because of his range and frankly because of his guitar skills.

Hold on Hope just knifed me in the heart. It may be one of his finest works.

But "The Rest is Silence" a simple, quiet instrumental gives me a moment or two, at the end of this remarkable work to say thank you to a man who has given us so much to enjoy.

In a musical world filled with hyped-up self promotion I so appreciate an artist who can re-invent himself time and again. 50 years of music from this guy and he can still make me cry.

God bless him and bless the people who believed in him enough to get these songs produced and recorded when so many would be ready to move on to the next meat-dress wearing crooner.

Planet Mule ,

Music fans are fortunate to have this

Imagine if someof the other great musicians of a generation had released a final album with this kind of heart and soul. This album has a personal, sad feel but it also celebrates Campbell's great voice and musicianship. Plus - the songs are absolutely top notch. This is truly a wonderful album.

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