Ghost on the Canvas

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Few artists get the luxury of crafting their final album as a conscious farewell, but Glen Campbell isn't just any artist. Campbell is a titan with a legacy that begins before he started to record solo albums, so if anyone deserves to craft a career-capping final record it is he, even if this opportunity is bittersweet, tainted by the knowledge that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's sometime during its recording. His disease does hang over Ghost on the Canvas, its sadness surfacing on the instrumental interstitials written by Roger Manning, but this album bears none of the ghoulish fetishization of death that haunts Rick Rubin's latter-day productions of Johnny ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Few artists get the luxury of crafting their final album as a conscious farewell, but Glen Campbell isn't just any artist. Campbell is a titan with a legacy that begins before he started to record solo albums, so if anyone deserves to craft a career-capping final record it is he, even if this opportunity is bittersweet, tainted by the knowledge that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's sometime during its recording. His disease does hang over Ghost on the Canvas, its sadness surfacing on the instrumental interstitials written by Roger Manning, but this album bears none of the ghoulish fetishization of death that haunts Rick Rubin's latter-day productions of Johnny Cash. No, producer Julian Raymond has crafted Ghost on the Canvas as a specific sequel to the very good 2008 Meet Glen Campbell, which consciously re-created Campbell's golden decade of 1967-1977 through newly written songs and covers of modern rockers. Raymond uses the same formula here, finding tunes by Manning, Paul Westerberg (the title track), Jakob Dylan ("Nothing But the Whole Wide World"), Robert Pollard ("Hold on Hope"), and Teddy Thompson ("In My Arms"), then crafting sturdy originals with Campbell, all evoking such luxuriant dramatic classics as "Wichita Lineman" without succumbing under self-conscious weight. It's a delicate trick that, apart from those too elegiac instrumentals, never once seems forced, a testament to Raymond's skills as a producer and Campbell's as a musician and singer. Perhaps Ghost on the Canvas doesn't revisit every high in Campbell's history, but it pays honor to his legacy and feels like an appropriate and subtly moving farewell.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2011
  • Label: Surfdog Records Ada
  • UPC: 640424999438
  • Catalog Number: 528496
  • Sales rank: 11,590

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Campbell Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dick Dale Electric Guitar
Chris Isaak Vocals
Steve Hunter Electric Guitar
Brian Setzer Electric Guitar
Kim Bullard Keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Billy Corgan Electric Guitar
George Doering Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Jason Falkner Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Josh Freese Drums
Danny Levin Trumpet
Wendy Melvoin Electric Guitar
Rick Nielsen Electric Guitar
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Julian Raymond Vocals
Marty Rifkin Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Bennett Salvay Conductor
Michael Ward Electric Guitar
Eric Skodis Vocals
Eric Dover Vocals
Todd Youth Electric Guitar
Chris Chaney Bass
Shannon Campbell Vocals
Corky James Acoustic Guitar
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Keyboards, Vocals
Aaron Sterling Drums
Courtney Taylor-Taylor Keyboards
Jessie Green Violin
Zac Rac Keyboards
Peter Molstrom Electric Guitar
Katie Cole Vocals
Technical Credits
Glen Campbell Composer, Liner Notes
Paul Westerberg Composer
Jakob Dylan Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Julian Raymond Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bennett Salvay String Arrangements
Howard Willing Producer, Engineer
Robert Pollard Composer
Dave Kaplan Executive Producer
Kii Arens Cover Direction
Teddy Thompson Composer
Sandy Brokaw Public Relations
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Instrumentation
Ken Weinstein Public Relations
Rick Shipp Booking
Kevin Tetreault Art Direction, Layout
Justin Grey Composer
Bill Maclay Tour Manager
Stanley B. Schneider Management
Scott Silver Executive Producer
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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    If you want heart and soul, if you only want to hear his voice one more time, if you wish to hear how a singer said good bye, this final studio album/CD is a must.
    Glen voice even at 75 is still the voice from 50 years ago, you know it right off.
    Glen on the guitar is what we all remember, he is one of the best if not the best even at 75.
    Don't let his medical condition decide for you to purchase this, remember the Glen for Glen and why he sold over 45 million records.
    Few entertainers take the time to end a career, they feel it will go on forever.
    Glen knows the future and Glen knows how to end a GREAT CAREER and to end it with CLASS.
    This is one of a kind that is a MUST.
    As a fan of Glen, this brings a closure to what is to happen and I can accept that now, it took Ghost on the Canvas to remind all who treasure his music that he is still Glen Cambell in the end.
    Steven E Hunnicutt

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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