Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Live! His Greatest Hits
- Released: February 1, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Country Stars
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/03, p.1205 stars out of 5 - "...Campbell did justice to just about everything he sang....You'll need this collection more than you want it, and you'll want if for all time..."
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Personnel: Glen Campbell, Jeff Dayton (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars); Kenny Scaggs (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, dobro, mandolin); Noel Kirkland (vocals, steel guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboards); T.J. Kuenster (vocals, keyboards); Russ Skaggs (vocals, bass); Gary Bruzesse (vocals, drums); Debbie Campbell (vocals).
Engineers: D.C. Tong, Chuck Haines, David Hieronymus.
Recorded on August 9 & 10, 1994. Includes liner notes by Fred Bronson.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Recorded in 1994 at his own theater in Branson, Missouri (the subject of the wryly amusing anti-Nashville screed "Mansion in Branson"), this live set features Glen Campbell and an excellent band running through a sort of career retrospective. The emphasis is on his pop hits than on strictly country material, although "Kentucky Means Paradise" doesn't exactly protest the smell of cow manure, which is a good thing.
Campbell's voice has deepened a bit since his '70s heyday, but he's in otherwise fine form here and seems to be enjoying himself, particularly on a flashy cover of Mason Williams' "Classical Gas." There's also a nice duet with his daughter Debbie on the Everly Brothers' "Let it Be Me."
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