All the Best

All the Best

by Glen Campbell
     
 
With 25 tracks and a running time of over 70 minutes, this Glen Campbell compilation lives up to its name, as long as you believe that Campbell's best consists of his pop singles hits. Nineteen of the 21 recordings he placed in the Billboard Hot 100 for Capitol Records are included. (The missing are "Can You Fool" [number 38] and "Oh Happy Day" [number 40].) Of course

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With 25 tracks and a running time of over 70 minutes, this Glen Campbell compilation lives up to its name, as long as you believe that Campbell's best consists of his pop singles hits. Nineteen of the 21 recordings he placed in the Billboard Hot 100 for Capitol Records are included. (The missing are "Can You Fool" [number 38] and "Oh Happy Day" [number 40].) Of course, Campbell was an even bigger country star than he was a pop star, but this collection focuses on the tracks that became pop crossover hits. Twenty-four of his 39 singles to reach the Top 40 on Billboard's country chart are included. Among the 15 not included are such Top Ten entries as "Bonaparte's Retreat" and "Manhattan Kansas," which failed to cross over pop. The one track on the album that made neither chart is Campbell's version of Jimmy Webb's "Highwayman," cut before it became a number one country hit for the quartet of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, later dubbed "the Highwaymen" after the record. The album's sequencing pushes Campbell's biggest hits and best-remembered recordings -- "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Galveston," "Wichita Lineman," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Gentle on My Mind," and "Southern Nights" -- up to the front, thus satisfying the desires of more casual fans. Country fans and those who have a deeper interest in the singer may find the result inadequate, but if you only want to have one Glen Campbell album in your collection, this is it.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/2003
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724354181627
catalogNumber:
41816

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Tracks

  1. Rhinestone Cowboy
  2. Galveston
  3. Wichita Lineman
  4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  5. Gentle on My Mind
  6. Southern Nights
  7. Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)
  8. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
  9. It's Only Make Believe
  10. I Wanna Live
  11. Try a Little Kindness
  12. Sunflower
  13. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
  14. Honey Come Back
  15. Let It Be Me
  16. True Grit
  17. Houston (I'm Comin' to See You)
  18. Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  19. Highwayman
  20. I'm Gonna Love You
  21. Where's the Playground Susie?
  22. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  23. Hey Little One
  24. The Last Time I Saw Her
  25. Everything a Man Could Ever Need

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