Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me [Soundtrack]

Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me [Soundtrack]

by Glen Campbell
     
 

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The final chapters of Glen Campbell's life have played out like something from an old movie -- just as Campbell was re-launching his career with the albums Meet Glen Campbell and Ghost on the Canvas, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and since then, the great singer and instrumentalist has been saying a long

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The final chapters of Glen Campbell's life have played out like something from an old movie -- just as Campbell was re-launching his career with the albums Meet Glen Campbell and Ghost on the Canvas, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, and since then, the great singer and instrumentalist has been saying a long goodbye to his audience, trying to make music as long as he possibly can. And now that story is a movie -- filmmaker James Keach and a camera crew tagged along for Campbell's farewell concert tour, and the footage provides the backdrop for Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, a documentary about Campbell and his family as he struggles to hold on to himself while Alzheimer's takes its toll. The film's soundtrack album certainly reflects Campbell's condition, as he takes the lead on only six of its ten tracks, two of which are slightly different versions of the same recording. Elsewhere, Campbell's daughter Ashley performs "Home Again" and "Remembering" with skill and poignancy, while the Band Perry contribute two versions of their polished but rootsy cover of "Gentle on my Mind." As for Campbell, his live performances at Nashville Ryman Auditorium and the single "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" are powerful stuff -- his voice isn't as strong as it once was, and one can hear a faint uncertainty in his phrasing, but it's obvious how much this music means to him, and there's an undercurrent of passion and gratitude that's unavoidable. Music was Glen Campbell's life, and the obvious if unstated theme of I'll Be Me Soundtrack is his desire to keep music in his life in spite of his battle with time and illness; the album is something of a patchwork with its various vocalists and multiple versions, but there's something extraordinary in Campbell's performances that will make this a deeply moving experience for his fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2015
Label:
Big Machine Records
UPC:
0843930014866
catalogNumber:
0100
Rank:
10092

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Campbell   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Don Randi   Piano
Hal Blaine   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Dann Huff   Dobro,Piano,Electric Guitar
T.J. Kuenster   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tim Pierce   Acoustic Guitar
Julian Raymond   Bass,Background Vocals
Bennett Salvay   Keyboards
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Tim Lauer   Keyboards
Shannon Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Zac Rae   Keyboards
Siggy Sjursen   Bass,Background Vocals
Aaron Sterling   Drums
Reid Perry   Bass
Joe Osborne   Bass
Mike Ward   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ashley Campbell   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Cal Campbell   Drums,Background Vocals
Ryan Jarred   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Danny Rader   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Judge   Synthesizer,Accordion,Keyboards
Neil Perry   Mandolin
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Will Carter   Dobro
Nat Smith   Cello

Technical Credits

Glen Campbell   Composer
John Hartford   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
James Keach   Executive Producer
Dann Huff   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Julian Raymond   Composer,Producer
Howard Willing   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Scott Borchetta   Executive Producer
Trevor Albert   Executive Producer
Becky Reiser   Art Direction
Sandi Spika Borchetta   Art Direction
Seth Morton   Engineer
Ashley Campbell   Composer
Kai Welch   Composer
Jesse Hodges   Composer
Juliette Amoroso   Engineer
Larry Rintye   Composer
Allan Geiger   Art Direction

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