Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Album Review: See You There by Glen Campbell

If you'll remember back in January 2012 I reviewed Glen Campbell's farewell album from 2011 Ghost on the Canvas. Well when he recorded that album he also laid down vocals for some of his old hits and that has now been worked up and presented as See You There.

It's interesting to note that Campbell laid down these vocals cold and from what I can tell with no arrangement. The instruments were all added after the fact and so it was completely left to the producers to work musical arrangements around his vocals. For the most part they do fine. "Rhinestone Cowboy" is very well done.

I listened to this album the other day while taking a bike ride on a rails to trail that runs in front of my house. Riding along with no one around and listening to this album I realized that this is a tough listen. Hearing Campbell cover his big hits like "Gentle On My Mind" you can here his age and frailty and it's a bit difficult. By the time the album came around to "Rhinestone Cowboy" I found a tear in my eye. I can't really recommend this album. It's a personal choice any Glen Campbell fan will have to make as to whether they wish to listen or not.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 1 out of 5 stars for Just OK.


  1. Thanks for your thoughts. The album is not that bad, I think. Yeah, he's in his 70s, but his voice is still great. It cracks here and there, but that's the beauty of the whole thing. Wichita Lineman sounds as good as ever. Ghost on the canvas was his final proper album, though.

  2. I liked this version of "Hey, Little One," too.