Glen Campbell: Live In Japan
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:02PM
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Glen Campbell: Live in Japan  ORDER NOW!

With Glen Campbell playing to sold-out audiences around the world on his Farewell Tour, we thought the time was right to bring out this long-lost gem from his back catalog, a 1975 concert that was recorded and released only in Japan! Glenn is at the peak of his powers here, pulling favorites from his vaunted songbook while displaying his usual unerring taste in covers (Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe,” Paul Anka’s “My Way,” even an adrenaline-pumping take on the “William Tell Overture”), backed by a band that includes drummer Bob Felts, bassist Billy Graham and pianist Dennis McCarthy as well as a Japanese musical assembly nicknamed The Coming Home Orchestra in honor of Glen’s Vietnam-era anthem that became one of his biggest hits over there. But, as always with Glen Campbell, it’s not just the music that needs no translation; the man’s trademark wit and sincerity are on full display here, all the qualities that made him Goodtime Glen here at home and a superstar the world ‘round. This album was released in a gorgeous gatefold package, which we’ve faithfully reproduced here along with all of its other original graphic elements (except the Japanese obi strip) with added notes and photos. Worldwide debut CD release, never available in any format in this country, and a timely tribute to one of the great entertainers of our time!

SONGS: Intro/I Believe in Music; Galveston; It’s Only Make Believe; Lovelight; I Honestly Love You; Annie’s Song; Song for Y’all; Coming Home (to Meet My Brother); Try to Remember/The Way We Were; Hits Medley: By the Time I Get to Phoenix/ Wichita Lineman/Try a Little Kindness/Honey Come Back/Gentle on My Mind; My Way; William Tell Overture; Amazing Grace

 

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