December 11, 2011 – 4:29 am

GLEN CAMPBELL R.I.P. 1936 - 2017

Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, reported Metro News. His publicist Sanford Brokaw confirmed the Rhinestone Cowboy singer passed away on Tuesday (August 8, 2017) at an Alzheimer’s facility in Nashville surrounded by his family. His family said in a statement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.” Born in 1936, Campbell was the seventh of 12 children born to sharecroppers in Delight, Arkansas. His love for music started early, learning guitar as a boy and playing in his uncle’s band as a teenager. He considered Rhinestone Cowboy his best song, which topped the country, pop and adult contemporary charts in 1975.

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Nashville 2011 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN; November 30, 2011. Good to very good audience recording. A bit distant.

In August 2011, Glen Campbell released Ghost On The Canvas, the singer’s farewell album, before going on the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour.

The Wikipedia noted that Campbell first became aware of his affliction with Alzheimer’s while recording the music in 2009, although his wife Kim had suspected that his memory was faulty several years prior. In June this year, the couple went public with Glen’s diagnosis. Kim told People magazine: “Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer… But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn’t want people to think, ‘What’s the matter with him? Is he drunk?’ ”

Though he now requires a teleprompter, Campbell is still a very accomplished performer. And from now, Campbell’s songs of loss such as By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife (a Chris Gantry song that appeared on the Wichita Lineman album; and also ably covered by Gary Puckett) will have an added poignancy. Ironically, what’s missing from the set list is True Grit, which the man clearly has by the bucketload.

Thanks to Lonmoher for taping the show and sharing the tracks on Dime.

Lonmoher added: “First show back in the USA for Glen and his band, and he killed. What better venue than the Mother Church of Country Music (the Ryman) to host legendary CMA Hall of Famer Glen Campbell on his final tour. This show sold out immediately and a second show was added for Dec 5 (also sold out). Glen’s health issues haven’t affected his voice or his razor-sharp Wrecking Crew guitar skills at all… he is, however, reliant on his teleprompter. The teleprompter failed during the opener, Gentle On My Mind, and the band started again after Glen made a few jokes about it. That was the only “Spinal Tap” moment of the evening, and the rest of the show was a joy to watch.”

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Track 01. announcement/intro (4.8MB)
Track 02. Gentle On My Mind (false start) (2.5MB)
Track 03. Gentle On My Mind (5.4MB)
Track 04. Galveston (5.8MB)
Track 05. Try A Little Kindess (6.3MB)
Track 06. It’s Only Make Believe (3.7MB)
Track 07. Where’s The Playground, Susie (3.5MB)
Track 08. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife (4.0MB)
Track 09. By The Time I Get To Phoenix (5.3MB)
Track 10. Lovesick Blues (5.9MB)
Track 11. Dueling Banjos (6.4MB)
Track 12. Hey Little One (3.7MB)
Track 13. Ghost On The Canvas (7.3MB)
Track 14. It’s Your Amazing Grace (4.8MB)
Track 15. Any Trouble (5.2MB)
Track 16. Southern Nights (6.0MB)
Track 17. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (4.5MB)
Track 18. Wichita Lineman (5.3MB)
Track 19. Rhinestone Cowboy (7.0MB)
Track 20. In My Arms (5.0MB)
Track 21. A Better Place (4.5MB)

Click here to order Ghost On The Canvas.

  1. 15 Responses to “GLEN CAMPBELL - NASHVILLE 2011”

  2. I talked about Glen just 2 hours before seeing this set. Wichita Lineman-what an absolutely inspiring finish! Thanks!

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 11, 2011

  3. Thank you for this show. I’ve yet to listen
    but skimmed owing to the “distant” sound comment. Definitely distant but sounds clear.
    Here’s hoping the audience around the taper
    was focused on the music. “Ghost on the Canvas” is well worth the purchase. I have surprised at least several friends who could not believe how good it is.

    By Arizona on Dec 11, 2011

  4. Thanks Big O. This is great to hear, hopefully a better quality recording comes up of this show.

    By JBB on Dec 11, 2011

  5. Glen is a true treasure. Saw him 13 years ago, he was mind-blowing. Saw him this tour in L.A. & he was still a trouper. Vibrant & engaging with the audience. His kids backing him up are a delightful surprise. Thanx……..!

    By Timmy on Dec 12, 2011

  6. I disagree with the “good to very good, a bit distant” declaration, it sounds very fine to me. Got a lot of atmosphere and picks up the acoustic intruments very nicely.

    By Karlos on Dec 12, 2011

  7. Am I to assume that thats Glen playing that fantastic lead guitar in “Try A Little Kindness”?Holy shit! How do put THAT on a teleprompter?

    By MACKIE on Dec 13, 2011

  8. David I know you are as big a Glen & Jimmy Fan as I…have you heard ANYTHING of their duo gig in NYC sometime in the last decade or so…I know they played a club called the Flamingo for TWO weeks in a residency…SOMONE had to have recorded them. but I’ve never even seen a word of it mentioned past the time I saw the announcement of the gig…Have you heard anything? A friend of mine JUST saw Jimmy Webb solo 150 miles from me…I didn’t know about the gig… he must be on tour , too…Do you have a copy of the Campbell/Webb LP Reunion? Let me know. I owe you…got some other Glen stuff too

    By Duncanmusic on Dec 14, 2011

  9. Regarding the comment by Karlos about how “distant” still sounds fine…

    I haven’t grabbed these yet (my internet speed is sporadic and I don’t want to tie up the lines when it’s slow here), but I’m sure the sound IS fine. I live in Nashville, and have seen quite a few shows at the Ryman from just about every vantage point you can. That place either has great acoustics or they have a great sound system to accommodate for it. Can’t wait to grab and listen to these!

    By Jerry Dunaway on May 18, 2012


    Does anyone have a FM show to share of Glen?

    By JALtheImpaler on Jun 30, 2012

  11. Thanks, Big O. We all knew this day was coming. Glen was a great guitarist, singer and performer, played the guitar hook on “Mary, Mary” by the Monkees in 1966 and had scores of hit pop and country songs on his own for decades. A real icon.

    By Charles Raymond on Aug 9, 2017

  12. Another sad news: Marian Varga, a well-known Slovak musician, one of Europe’s best keyboard and organ players, founder of band Collegium Musicum, died. R.I.P. Marian.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Aug 10, 2017

  13. What the hell does that have to do with Glen Campbell? What a fucking idiot you are!

    By Josef (Czech republic) IDIOT on Aug 10, 2017

  14. Nothing, it´s only another sad news. You great IDIOT! Are you afraid to sign your right nick name?

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Aug 11, 2017

  15. Very good performance, especially considering that he was 74-75 years old at the time. How nimble would your fingers be? And he still had his voice. Crank up the volume just a tad for your listening pleasure, and thank God Glen was around all those years to enjoy.

    By ScarRad on Aug 12, 2017

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