Rhinestone Cowboy/Bloodline

Rhinestone Cowboy/Bloodline

by Glen Campbell
     
 
Raven's 2002 two-fer reissue of Glen Campbell's 1975 album Rhinestone Cowboy and 1976's Bloodline is given three bonus tracks and billed as "The Lambert & Potter Sessions 1975-1976," since these two albums were produced (and occasionally written) by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and have a distinctive sound unlike many other records in Campbell's

Overview

Raven's 2002 two-fer reissue of Glen Campbell's 1975 album Rhinestone Cowboy and 1976's Bloodline is given three bonus tracks and billed as "The Lambert & Potter Sessions 1975-1976," since these two albums were produced (and occasionally written) by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and have a distinctive sound unlike many other records in Campbell's catalog. It's not a coincidence that Campbell began working with Lambert and Potter after reuniting with Jimmy Webb for the understated Reunion, since this is a logical step forward from Webb's symphonic, intricate compositions. Lambert and Potter weren't as quirky as songwriters or producers, but they had an excellent ear for songs and had grand concepts, helping Campbell build on the excellent Reunion, as well as songs like "Houston (I'm Coming to See You)," with these two grandly polished, sweeping records. Sonically and thematically, there's not much separating the two records; they work as companion pieces, almost like two halves of a double album, so they work perfectly as a two-fer. Simply put, these two records are the best Campbell released since the late '60s, when he was delivering records like Galveston and By the Time I Get to Phoenix, because they work like those albums -- they're commercial and catchy, but there is real emotion in their opulent arrangements, along with consistently strong songwriting that makes this music easily enjoyable and quietly moving. And also essential to any country-pop library. [In addition to the two proper albums, this two-fer contains three bonus tracks, two of which are not Lambert/Potter tracks. Of those, "Houston (I'm Comin' to See You)" is clearly a template for their productions, and if "Bonaparte's Retreat" doesn't quite fit sonically, it's still fun. Then, there's the one song they did produce, "Record Collector's Dream." It is the greatest song Nick Lowe never wrote, a surging, tongue-in-cheek ode to collecting singles that was tucked away on a B-side until its glorious appearance here -- it's the icing on the cake for this great two-fer.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2002
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657013922
catalogNumber:
139
Rank:
80481

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Glen Campbell   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Don Menza   Horn
Jerome Richardson   Horn
Tom Scott   Horn
Ben Benay   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ginger Blake   Background Vocals
George Bohannon   Horn
Gary Coleman   Percussion
David Durham   Background Vocals
Scott Edwards   Bass
Chuck Findley   Horn
Billy Graham   Fiddle
Jules "Stix" Greenberg   Percussion
Ed Greene   Drums
Jim Horn   Horn
Paul Hubinon   Horn
Carl Jackson   Banjo
David Kemper   Drums
Dennis Lambert   Percussion,Keyboards
Lew McCreary   Horn
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
David Paich   Keyboards
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Brian Potter   Percussion
Lisa Roberts   Background Vocals
Tom Sellers   Conductor,Keyboards
Sid Sharp   Concert Master
Joe Sidore   Guitar
Lee Sklar   Bass
Dalton Smith   Horn
Michael Smotherman   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Dick Hyde   Horn
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Dennis Lambert   Composer,Producer
Michael Omartian   rhythm arrangement
Brian Potter   Composer,Producer
Tom Sellers   Arranger
Joe Sidore   Engineer
Glenn A. Baker   Concept
Keith Glass   Liner Notes
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Kevin Mueller   Concept
Peter Shillito   Concept
Ralph Osborn   Engineer

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