The writer first puts Glen's last three albums including ADIOS into thoughtful perspective.
Glen Campbell: Adiós Review
By Craig Dorfman
June 5, 2017 | 12:16pm
Ghost On The Canvas was a tearful farewell embrace on the platform, See You There worked as the final wave from the departing train.
Adiós feels instead like a love letter left behind, a rush of goodbyes and appreciations and parting thoughts jotted down to make sure he (Glen) leaves nothing unsaid.
Campbell proves once again that he’s his generation’s finest interpreter of others’ songs....
The lone misstep is the opening cover of Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” which lacks the youthful optimism in Harry Nilsson’s definitive 1969 reading.
...nearly every song has at least one heartstring-tugging allusion to departure or mortality, and for the most part, those lines work. Campbell delivers them with the kind of class and grace that characterized much of his career.
Regarding the biographical song "Arkansas Farmboy" written by Carl Jackson (scroll down to listen to the full music video):
...it’s hard not to imagine the farm as Campbell himself. And when he sings of the “five dollar guitar/that led to a fortune/I’d trade just to go back in time,” it’s even harder not to wish that he could.
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https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... eview.html