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By the Time I Get to Phoenix
     

By the Time I Get to Phoenix

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by Glen Campbell
 

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Glen Campbell's commercial breakthrough came by way of the title track, which was the direct precursor in production terms to "Wichita Lineman," and by the same writer. The cover of Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" is sincere if a little perfunctory, but Campbell's rendition of Ernest Tubb's "Tomorrow Never Comes"

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Glen Campbell's commercial breakthrough came by way of the title track, which was the direct precursor in production terms to "Wichita Lineman," and by the same writer. The cover of Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" is sincere if a little perfunctory, but Campbell's rendition of Ernest Tubb's "Tomorrow Never Comes" is a bravura performance, rich and soulful, as well as recalling Rodgers & Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone" as done by Gerry & the Pacemakers. "Cold December in Your Heart" harks back to Campbell's country-folk material, a piece of midtempo country-pop. Material like that and the similar "Back in the Race," Dorsey Burnette's "Hey Little One," Jerry Reed's "You're Young and You'll Forget," and Bill Anderson's "Bad Seed" hold up better than more pop-focused numbers like "My Baby's Gone," though the string backings on most of these very much date them. The final number here, the touching "Love Is a Lonesome River," makes a brilliant coda. By the Time I Get to Phoenix was reissued in August of 2001 in a newly remastered, upgraded edition, with somewhat crisper sound, as part of Capitol-Nashville's Cornerstones series.

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Release Date:
10/09/2001
Label:
Emi Special Products
UPC:
0724353523121
catalogNumber:
35231
Rank:
32139

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By the Time I Get to Phoenix 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
There are a few Greatest Hits CDs out there but they simply cannot do justice to the four essential Glen Campbell albums: 1) Gentle On My Mind, 2) By the Time I Get to Phoenix, 3) Wichita Lineman and 4) Galveston. Along with the hit title track, this album has "Hey Little One" and other great songs written by Paul Simon, country legend Ernest Tubb, Jerry Reed and others all done in the way only Glen can do them. A Classic country-pop album from 1967!