Glen Campell's Farewell Album & Tour

Jeff CazanovCategories:Music

Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Gives Bittersweet Note To “Ghost on the Canvas.”
Ghost on the Canvas is the just-released final album by music legend Glen Campbell.  He’s using the word “final” himself, as Campbell recently disclosed that he has been dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, since 2009.
The new album by the famous former member of “The Wrecking Crew” enlists the support of several well-known musicians such as Jakob Dylan, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Brian Setzer, Billy Corgan, and even the Dandy Warhols.
The title track Ghost on the Canvas was written by Replacements front-man Paul Westerberg, appearing on his PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys EP from 2009.
Certain editions of Ghost on the Canvas include the bonus track Wish You Were Here written by Campbell’s friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Webb.
Reviews of this swan-song album have been mixed — some calling it his masterpiece and comparing it to the final recordings of Johnny Cash, while a few others aren’t touched by Campbell’s overly-sentimental approach.
Campbell has just embarked on a final world tour.