Q - 3/02, p.1334 stars out of 5
- "...All casual misogyny and regretless betrayal, leading to his first gold album..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/02, p.120
"...Nice,, smooth-voiced covers..."
Digitally remastered by Bob Norberg & Rob Christie (Capitol Mastering).
This is part of Capitol's Cornerstones series.
Compared to the purer Nashville Sound country of the albums that immediately preceded it, including Glen Campbell's breakthrough album BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX, GENTLE ON MY MIND is basically an orchestrated folk-rock record. It's much less twangy than most of Campbell's albums from the period, and includes some excellent pure-pop covers, most notably wonderful versions of Donovan's "Catch the Wind," Harry Nilsson's "Without Her," and Roy Orbison's "Crying," alongside more country-oriented material. Although the title track was the only hit extracted from GENTLE ON MY MIND, the album holds together beautifully and is easily among the best records of Campbell's career. As the least country-oriented of his early albums, it's also an excellent starting point for newcomers intrigued by Campbell's earlier work with the Beach Boys but dubious about country music.