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Ghost On The Canvas – Glen Campbell’s Final Studio Album

15 Jun

Glen Campbell has announced what’s mooted to be his final studio album. It takes its title from Paul Westerberg’s Ghost On The Canvas. What follows is Surfdog Records release statement:

I’ve tried and I have failed Lord
I’ve won and I have lost
I’ve lived and I have loved Lord
Sometimes at such a cost
One thing I know
The world’s been good for me
A better place awaits
You’ll see

-Glen Campbell, “A Better Place”

Simply put, Ghost On the Canvas is the album of Glen Campbell’s life. Take that as literally or figuratively as you like and it still is the case. With beauty, power, heartfelt emotion and deep spirituality, this set of songs – a song cycle, if you will – traces the arc of Campbell’s 75 years: From dirt-poor, tiny-town Arkansas origins to Hollywood triumphs on the pop charts, TV and movies. From barnstorming days of youthful touring to hobnobbing with Elvis, Sinatra and the Duke. From troubled freefalls of addiction and bad life choices to personal and spiritual redemption. Continue reading

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