The Capitol Years 65/77

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There is no definitive Glen Campbell compilation, but this 130-minute, two-disc set from England comes very close to it, and also forms a perfect compliment to Razor & Tie's Glen Campbell Collection: 1962-1989 (which it overlaps amazingly little). With 46 songs, selected from various singles, starting with Campbell's first pop
ock hit "Universal Soldier" and rarities such as the beautiful flops "Guess I'm Dumb" (co-authored and produced by Brian Wilson) and "Less of Me," along with various album tracks and B-sides, it's as good a cross-section of his sound (including two duets with Bobbie Gentry) and his successes as you can find. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There is no definitive Glen Campbell compilation, but this 130-minute, two-disc set from England comes very close to it, and also forms a perfect compliment to Razor & Tie's Glen Campbell Collection: 1962-1989 (which it overlaps amazingly little). With 46 songs, selected from various singles, starting with Campbell's first pop
ock hit "Universal Soldier" and rarities such as the beautiful flops "Guess I'm Dumb" (co-authored and produced by Brian Wilson) and "Less of Me," along with various album tracks and B-sides, it's as good a cross-section of his sound (including two duets with Bobbie Gentry) and his successes as you can find. What's more, by ranging freely through the hits and the album cuts, it shows off Campbell's strengths in various idioms, from the country-ish "Just Another Man" and the more pop-focused "It's Over," to the brilliant "Reason to Believe" and non-LP sides, such as "You're Young and You'll Forget" sandwiched in between "Wichita Lineman" and Campbell's own "Everytime I Itch I Wind Up Scratching You." "True Grit," the title-song of the film in which he co-starred, is very much a piece with the best of his singles from that era, immersed in rich melodic textures, supported by moderately dense orchestration backing a superb vocal performance. Disc two is intriguing for its inclusion of the Jimmy Webb songs Campbell recorded during the early '70s (beginning with "Honey Come Back") that didn't become hits, and which haven't been heard often (if at all) on CD; they make a logical core for the second half of Campbell's Capitol history, and have generally been ignored along with most of that history (other than "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights"), and "As Far As I'm Concerned," "It's Only Make Believe," "Just Another Piece of Paper," "Last Time I Saw Her," and "Dream Sweet Dreams About Me" are among the best sides Campbell ever recorded, and are comparable to his finest work from the 1960s. The sound is crisp, state-of-the-art fidelity circa 1998, which makes it comparable (or superior) to most of the rival compilations out there from American Capitol. The annotation is also reasonably thorough, and the packaging is neat and unpretentious. This British release is worth tracking down, though its virtues are also both sad reflections of the lack of respect with which American Capitol has usually treated Campbell's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/1999
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724382183426
  • Catalog Number: 821834
  • Sales rank: 31,750

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Campbell Primary Artist
Bobbie Gentry Track Performer
Technical Credits
Glen Campbell Composer
Mac Davis Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer
Barry De Vorzon Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Johnny Cymbal Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Jimmie F. Rodgers Composer
Joseph Allen Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Dennis Lambert Composer
Brian Potter Composer
Bobby Austin Composer
Jerry Reed Hubbard Composer
Mitchell Torok Composer
Michael Lendell Composer
Jeremy Slate Composer
Ramona Redd Composer
Bill Ezell Composer
Curt Sapaugh Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Belongs in any Glen Campbell collection!

    This album by far is the BEST Glen Campbell album out,and one of the best albums I've ever purchased.If you are a true Campbell fan like me that enjoys his heyday's non-hits as well as his classic hits,then this is the album to buy.All prime tunes on both discs.Essential to any true Campbell fan.Just give it a listen and see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    This album brings back so many great memories! Glen will always be one of the greatest! A classic!

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