The Legacy (1961-2002)

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
This most valuable four-disc, 79-track box set emphasizes one point in particular: Glen Campbell has made a lot of good records -- and more than a handful of great ones. A long overdue retrospective, The Legacy 1961-2002, not only gathers Campbell's best work in one place, but, by its chronological nature, offers an instructive career overview. That impressive arc began with an adolescent sounding Campbell working deliberately through the melodramatic strains of "Turn Around Look at Me," his first Crest single his 1968 re-recording of the song, which became a hit, is included here as well; reached unassailable apex in the juggernaut years of 1967 through 1970 beginning ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
This most valuable four-disc, 79-track box set emphasizes one point in particular: Glen Campbell has made a lot of good records -- and more than a handful of great ones. A long overdue retrospective, The Legacy 1961-2002, not only gathers Campbell's best work in one place, but, by its chronological nature, offers an instructive career overview. That impressive arc began with an adolescent sounding Campbell working deliberately through the melodramatic strains of "Turn Around Look at Me," his first Crest single his 1968 re-recording of the song, which became a hit, is included here as well; reached unassailable apex in the juggernaut years of 1967 through 1970 beginning with his then-forward looking pop-country treatment of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind," one of country music's monumental singles; descended into schlock viz., 1975's "Rhinestone Cowboy"; and returned to respectability in the early '90s. Campbell's song selection has been impeccable, with gems from the likes of Roy Orbison "Crying", Tim Hardin "Reason to Believe", Ian Tyson "The Last Thing on My Mind", and, of course, Jimmy Webb, whose magnificent songs -- including 1969's stirring production of "Galveston" -- comprise the heart of Campbell's legacy. Also check out two beautiful but near-forgotten duets with the fabulous Bobbie Gentry on two Everly Brothers classics, "Let It Be Me" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream." It's all here and more -- disc four is live, culled from performances recorded between 1969 and 2002 -- as well as thorough annotation to put an important artist's body of work in proper perspective. Better late than never, The Legacy 1961-2002 delivers a wealth of exciting music and does a pop-country pioneer proud all at once.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given the overwhelming number of Glen Campbell collections released over the years, it comes as a shock to realize that Capitol's 2003 set Legacy 1961-2002 is the first-ever Campbell box set to be released. Legacy is one of the few serious, ambitious, and successful Campbell retrospectives assembled during the CD era. It contains everything on All the Best and falls somewhere between the overreach of the Razor & Tie set (33 of its 40 tracks are here) and the impeccable, if idiosyncratic song selection on the EMI collection (23 of its 46 tracks are here, if the "Houston (I'm Coming to See You)" variation "London (I'm Coming to See You)" counts). So, the basic song selection is right on the money, but, as in many Campbell collections, the devil is in the details, the biggest being disc four, containing 15 live tracks recorded between 1969 and 2002. While there are some good cuts here, including a Beach Boys medley, it's hampered by too many run-of-the-mill performances and stilted latter-day tracks. Since they're all squared away on one disc, it's easy to ignore it, but it would have been better to either release this as three discs, or use all four for his studio recordings, which are superior to live cuts. The other three discs are much better, but they do suffer from the typical box set tendency to extend the story too far after the quality of the artist's music starts to decline. After 1978's Basic, Campbell's music turned too calculatedly adult contemporary, and the last 14 tracks of disc three are devoted to cuts from the '80s and '90s, which, frankly, is too much space. It would have been much better to play up his glory years of 1967-1977. They are still emphasized here, but space should have been made for great album tracks, forgotten singles, and obscurities that have been on other collections. While it is asking too much to see the B-side "Record Collector's Dream" (not on CD until Raven's 2002 two-fer of Rhinestone Cowboy/Bloodline), "See You on Sunday," "Comeback," and the Jimmy Webb masterpiece "Christian No" should have been on here. There are other good, idiosyncratic choices to be sure, but it winds up not being as sharp as The Capitol Years, which remains the best collection because it captures Campbell at his best, regardless of hits. This has its nicely idiosyncratic song selection and, like Razor & Tie's collection, runs out of steam toward the end. However, it gets things mostly right, and it is a good, thorough overview, although it doesn't contain every great thing Campbell recorded -- which it could have, if it had thrown out the live disc and concentrated on his peak. Still, it's an admirable box set and a worthy addition to Campbell's prodigious catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359049328
  • Catalog Number: 90493

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turn Around, Look at Me (2:36)
  2. 2 Kentucky Means Paradise - The Green River Boys (1:43)
  3. 3 Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry (2:36)
  4. 4 Universal Soldier (2:10)
  5. 5 Guess I'm Dumb (2:41)
  6. 6 Burning Bridges (2:31)
  7. 7 Just to Satisfy You (2:27)
  8. 8 Less of Me (2:37)
  9. 9 Gentle on My Mind (2:58)
  10. 10 Crying (2:53)
  11. 11 By the Time I Get to Phoenix (2:44)
  12. 12 Tomorrow Never Comes (2:29)
  13. 13 Hey Little One (2:33)
  14. 14 I Wanna Live (2:44)
  15. 15 Turn Around, Look at Me (2:55)
  16. 16 Legend of Bonnie & Clyde (2:19)
  17. 17 Let It Be Me - Bobbie Gentry (2:05)
  18. 18 Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Bobbie Gentry (3:20)
  19. 19 Wichita Lineman (3:05)
  20. 20 Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (2:33)
  21. 21 Reason to Believe (2:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Galveston (2:41)
  2. 2 Where's the Playground Susie? (2:56)
  3. 3 This Is Love (2:10)
  4. 4 True Grit (2:32)
  5. 5 Try a Little Kindness (2:26)
  6. 6 Honey Come Back (3:04)
  7. 7 One Pair of Hands (2:32)
  8. 8 All I Have to Do Is Dream - Bobbie Gentry (2:36)
  9. 9 Everything a Man Could Ever Need (2:34)
  10. 10 It's Only Make Believe (2:27)
  11. 11 Pave Your Way to Tomorrow (1:41)
  12. 12 MacArthur Park (4:52)
  13. 13 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) (2:32)
  14. 14 The Last Time I Saw Her (4:07)
  15. 15 I Say a Little Prayer/By the Time I Get to Phoenix [Medley] - Anne Murray (3:14)
  16. 16 The Last Thing on My Mind (3:56)
  17. 17 I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star) (2:53)
  18. 18 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (2:28)
  19. 19 Houston (I'm Comin' to See You) (3:21)
  20. 20 Bonaparte's Retreat (2:50)
  21. 21 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (3:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Rhinestone Cowboy (3:15)
  2. 2 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.) (3:06)
  3. 3 Arkansas (2:39)
  4. 4 Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye [Medley] (3:23)
  5. 5 Southern Nights (2:59)
  6. 6 Sunflower (2:52)
  7. 7 God Only Knows (3:21)
  8. 8 I'm Gonna Love You (3:26)
  9. 9 Can You Fool (3:11)
  10. 10 Highwayman (3:04)
  11. 11 Something 'Bout You Baby I Like - Rita Coolidge (2:45)
  12. 12 Any Which Way You Can (3:14)
  13. 13 I Was Too Busy Loving You (3:12)
  14. 14 Faithless Love - The A-Strings (3:17)
  15. 15 A Lady Like You (3:34)
  16. 16 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle - Steve Wariner (3:07)
  17. 17 I Have You (3:20)
  18. 18 If These Walls Could Speak (2:59)
  19. 19 Unconditional Love (3:19)
  20. 20 She's Gone, Gone, Gone (2:48)
  21. 21 Show Me Your Way - The A-Strings (3:19)
  22. 22 Only One Life - The A-Strings (4:10)
  23. 23 Somebody Like That (3:17)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Impossible Dream (2:50)
  2. 2 The Lord's Prayer (2:44)
  3. 3 Didn't We (3:36)
  4. 4 My Way (4:29)
  5. 5 Try to Remember/The Way We Were (4:18)
  6. 6 Galveston - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3:38)
  7. 7 Amazing Grace (3:55)
  8. 8 Classical Gas (2:51)
  9. 9 Medley: Good Vibrations/Help Me, Rhonda/Surfer Girl/Surfin' U. S. A. (5:44)
  10. 10 Mansion in Branson (2:42)
  11. 11 Let It Be Me - Debbie Campbell (2:39)
  12. 12 Highwayman (3:03)
  13. 13 The William Tell Overture (2:51)
  14. 14 Still Within the Sound of My Voice (4:02)
  15. 15 Time in a Bottle (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Campbell Primary Artist, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Doug Dillard Track Performer
Jerry Douglas Track Performer
Gail Davies Track Performer
Lee Greenwood Background Vocals
Wayland Patton Background Vocals
Steven Curtis Chapman Background Vocals
Donna McElroy Background Vocals
Leon Russell Conductor, Track Performer
Alan Broadbent Conductor
Frank Capp Track Performer
Al Casey Track Performer
Don Randi Track Performer
Matt Rollings Track Performer
Don Bagley Track Performer
Mike Henderson Track Performer
Pete Jolly Track Performer
David Foster Track Performer
James Burton Track Performer, Group Member
Carol Chase Background Vocals
Steve Gibson Track Performer
Joey Scarbury Background Vocals
Jimmy Webb Conductor, Track Performer
John Neel Track Performer
Blaine Sprouse Track Performer
Joe Chemay Background Vocals
Dennis McCarthy Conductor
Hal Blaine Track Performer
Billie Barnum Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Track Performer
Max Bennett Track Performer
Matt Betton Track Performer
John Blakeley Track Performer
Chris Brosius Background Vocals
Larry Byron Track Performer
Charles Calello Conductor
Mark Casstevens Track Performer
Roy Caton Track Performer
Gary Coleman Track Performer
John Cowan Background Vocals
Kim Darigan Track Performer
Jeff Dayton Track Performer
Al DeLory Conductor
Shane Keister Track Performer
Stuart Duncan Track Performer
Scott Edwards Track Performer
Craig Fall Track Performer
Pat Flynn Track Performer
Paul Franklin Track Performer
Donald Frost Track Performer, Group Member
Sonny Garrish Track Performer
Catherine Gotthoffer Track Performer
Ed Greene Track Performer
Rob Hajacos Track Performer
Jimmie Haskell Conductor
Tom Hemby Track Performer
Jim Horn Track Performer
Brent Howan Track Performer
Dann Huff Track Performer
Carl Jackson Track Performer
John Jarvis Track Performer
Wendy Suits Johnson Background Vocals
Carol Kaye Track Performer
Larry Knechtel Track Performer
Dennis Lambert Track Performer
Don Lanier Track Performer
Mike Lawler Track Performer
Paul Leim Track Performer
Neil Levang Track Performer
Gary Lunn Track Performer
Jay Dee Maness Track Performer
Carl Marsh Track Performer
Marty Paich Track Performer
Brent Mason Track Performer
Bill McCubbin Track Performer
Larry McNeely Track Performer
Jay Migliori Track Performer
Farrell Morris Track Performer
Roger Morris Track Performer
Andra Willis Muhoberac Background Vocals
Larry Muhoberac Track Performer
Weldon Myrick Track Performer
Phil Naish Track Performer
Louis Dean Nunley Background Vocals
Mark O'Connor Track Performer
Michael Omartian Track Performer
David Paich Track Performer
Earl Palmer Track Performer
Dean Parks Track Performer
Weldon Dean Parks Track Performer
Larry Paxton Track Performer
Ray Pohlman Track Performer
Joe Porcaro Track Performer
Allan Reuss Track Performer
Michael Rhodes Track Performer
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Track Performer
Brent Rowan Track Performer
Tom Sellers Track Performer
Lisa Silver Background Vocals
Michael Smotherman Track Performer
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus Track Performer
James Stroud Track Performer
Fred Tackett Track Performer
Tommy Tedesco Track Performer
Tom Thacker Track Performer
Steve Turner Background Vocals, Track Performer
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Track Performer
Ann White Background Vocals
Bergen White Background Vocals
John Willis Track Performer
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Lonnie Wilson Track Performer
Paul Worley Track Performer
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Reggie Young Track Performer
Maurice Cridlin Track Performer
Russ Skaggs Track Performer
Geoff Thurman Background Vocals
William Turner Track Performer
Alyn Ainsworth Conductor
Gregg Gordon Background Vocals
Peter Christlie Track Performer
George Hamilton Green Track Performer
Leland Sklar Track Performer
Dennis Budimer Track Performer
Sidney Sharp Conductor
Louis Shelton Track Performer
Jai Winding Track Performer
Berwyn Linton Track Performer
William Everett Strange Track Performer
Dale Fitzsimmons Group Member
Jerry Fuller Background Vocals
Joe Osborn Group Member
Fletcher Watson Track Performer
Tom Wilson Track Performer
James E. Jr. "Chops" Bond Track Performer
Michael Spencer Track Performer
Kenneth Bell Track Performer
David Briggs Track Performer
Jerry "Jerry Cole" Kolbrak Track Performer
A. T. Bartold Track Performer
Sandy Campbell Brink Track Performer
Gary Bruzesse Track Performer
Debbie Campbell Background Vocals
Josephine Dapar Track Performer
Earl Debeau Track Performer
Shane Deister Track Performer
Steven Douglas Track Performer
Bob Felts Track Performer
David Gungate Track Performer
Jon Edwards Track Performer
Michael LeVang Track Performer
Bob Mason Track Performer
David Mathews Track Performer
Allen Petty Jr. Track Performer
Robert Ross Track Performer
Kenny Scaggs Track Performer
Carl Tandberg Track Performer, Group Member
Technical Credits
Glen Campbell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Author
Mac Davis Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
John Hartford Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Loretta Lynn Author
Reba McEntire Author
Paul Overstreet Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Mason Williams Composer
Tim Hardin Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie Composer
Elmer Bernstein Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Jim Croce Composer
Neil Diamond Composer
Art Garfunkel Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Leon Russell Arranger
Paul Simon Composer
Brian Wilson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ted Harris Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Gilbert Bécaud Composer
Barry De Vorzon Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Chris Gantry Composer
Kelly Gordon Producer
Mike Love Composer
Jack Nitzsche Arranger
Walter Scott Composer
Jimmy Webb Arranger, Composer
Larry Weiss Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
Johnny Bond Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Milton Brown Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Larry Bryant Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Dennis McCarthy Arranger
Brian Ahern Producer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Don Black Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Chuck Britz Engineer
Jonathan David Brown Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Charles Calello Arranger
Jerry Capehart Composer, Producer
Jerry Crutchfield Producer
Manny Curtis Composer
Joe Darion Composer
Hal David Composer
Al DeLory Arranger, Producer
Pierre Delanoé Composer
Steve Dorff Composer
Tim DuBois Composer
Craig Fall Composer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett Composer
Billy Graham Composer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
Harlan Howard Composer
Gary Klein Producer
Dennis Lambert Composer, Producer
Mitch Leigh Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Larry Muhoberac String Arrangements
Jack Nance Composer
John Newton Composer
Bob Norberg Remastering
Michael Omartian Arranger
David Paich Composer
Neely Plumb Producer
Brian Potter Composer, Producer
Gioachino Rossini Composer
Tom Sellers Arranger
Harold Shedd Producer
Michael Smotherman Composer
J.D. Souther Composer
Keith Stegall Composer
Richard Supa Composer
John Tartaglia Arranger
Tom Thacker Producer
Russ Titelman Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Jim Weatherly Composer
Bergen White Arranger, Producer
Hank Williams Composer
Joel Selvin Liner Notes
Geoff Thurman Composer, Producer
Harvey Schmidt Composer
Bobby Austin Composer
Don Bowman Composer
Pete Nelson Composer
Mitchell Torok Composer
Ed Keeley Producer
Michelle Azzopardi Art Direction
Ken Harding Producer
Keith Urban Author
Joe Melson Composer
Jacques Revaux Composer
Donny Lowery Composer
Claude François Composer
Seymore Styne Composer
Gilles Thibault Composer
Ramona Redd Composer
Barbarita Campbell Composer
Gene Nelson Composer
Jerry Fuller Producer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Traditional Composer
T. Jones Composer
Tony Asher Composer
Al Quattrocchi Art Direction
Brian Philips Author
Kami Benway Memorabilia
Steven Douglas Producer
Keith Harding Producer
Michael Jonson Discographical Annotation
David Kuenster Producer
Bill Ezell Composer
Curt Sapaugh Composer
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