Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy

Rhinestone Cowboy

Glen Campbell

Released on March 30, 2015 by CMCapNash (N91)

Main artist: Glen Campbell

Genre: Country

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Early on in Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell sings that he's making his "comeback," a sentiment that can't help but seem to carry an autobiographical heft. While it is true that he was hardly off the charts in the early '70s, the quality of his music was a little inconsistent; the singles were often good, but his albums were burdened with schlock and erratic in quality. He started to break free with a pair of 1974 albums, Houston (I'm Comin' to See You) and the Jimmy Webb tribute Reunion, but it wasn't until 1975's Rhinestone Cowboy that he seemed in full control of his talent, delivering a record that stands proudly next to his '60s peaks. Much credit is due to the presence of producers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who help focus Campbell through their own tunes, their expert selection of songs, and their shimmering, high-gloss production that dazzles on the surface but also delivers considerable thematic and musical substance. Throughout the record, there are allusions to Campbell being a country boy stranded in the big city, where he's successful but emotionally adrift. This is most evident on the album's two big hits, "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" itself, but his yearning is underpinned by sad songs like "I'd Build a Bridge," the despairing "We're Over," and a heartbreaking version of Randy Newman's "Marie." Among this, a cheerful cover of the Temptations' "My Girl" seems a little out of place, but this is the only outright misstep in an otherwise masterful album that manages to sound soothing even when it's sad. Even with its undercurrents of melancholy, Rhinestone Cowboy sounds and feels like a triumph because of the assured, layered lushness of the Lambert/Potter production and Campbell's fine performances. He sounds engaged by the material, bringing out nuances within the songs, and it's positively a joy to hear after several years of wandering. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 00:48:44

  1. 1 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)

    Dennis Lambert, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Potter, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Glen Campbell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  2. 2 Comeback

    Dennis Lambert, Composer, Producer - Brian Potter, Composer, Producer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist - Tom Sellers, Conductor Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  3. 3 Count On Me

    Dennis Lambert, Composer, Producer - Brian Potter, Composer, Producer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  4. 4 I Miss You Tonight

    Dennis Lambert, Composer, Producer - Brian Potter, Composer, Producer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  5. 5 My Girl

    William Robinson, Jr., Composer - Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Ronald White, Composer - Glen Campbell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  6. 6 Rhinestone Cowboy

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - LARRY WEISS, ComposerLyricist - Glen Campbell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 1975 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  7. 7 I'd Build A Bridge

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Mike Settle, Composer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  8. 8 Pencils For Sale

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Johnny Cunningham, Composer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  9. 9 Marie

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Randy Newman, Composer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  10. 10 We're Over

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Barry Mann, Composer - Cynthia Weil, Composer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  11. 11 Record Collector's Dream

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - Glen Campbell, MainArtist - Billy C. Graham, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 1975 Capitol Records Nashville

  12. 12 Coming Home

    Glen Campbell, MainArtist - Billy Davis, Producer - B. Davis, ComposerLyricist - Dennis McCarthy, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Rod Mc Brien, ComposerLyricist - B Backer, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Capitol Records Nashville

  13. 13 Quits

    Danny O'Keefe, ComposerLyricist - Michael Murphy, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Glen Campbell, MainArtist - Chandler Harrod, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2015 Capitol Records Nashville

  14. 14 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) (2009 Remix)

    Dennis Lambert, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Potter, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Glen Campbell, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Sellers, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2009 UMG Recordings, Inc.

  15. 15 Rhinestone Cowboy (2008 Remix)

    Dennis Lambert, Producer - Brian Potter, Producer - LARRY WEISS, ComposerLyricist - Brian Gardner, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Glen Campbell, MainArtist - Howard Willing, Re-Mixer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2008 Capitol Records Nashville

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  • Early on in Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell sings that he's making his "comeback," a sentiment that can't help but seem to carry an autobiographical heft. While it is true that he was hardly off the charts in the early '70s, the quality of his music was a little inconsistent; the singles were often good, but his albums were burdened with schlock and erratic in quality. He started to break free with a pair of 1974 albums, Houston (I'm Comin' to See You) and the Jimmy Webb tribute Reunion, but it wasn't until 1975's Rhinestone Cowboy that he seemed in full control of his talent, delivering a record that stands proudly next to his '60s peaks. Much credit is due to the presence of producers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who help focus Campbell through their own tunes, their expert selection of songs, and their shimmering, high-gloss production that dazzles on the surface but also delivers considerable thematic and musical substance. Throughout the record, there are allusions to Campbell being a country boy stranded in the big city, where he's successful but emotionally adrift. This is most evident on the album's two big hits, "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" itself, but his yearning is underpinned by sad songs like "I'd Build a Bridge," the despairing "We're Over," and a heartbreaking version of Randy Newman's "Marie." Among this, a cheerful cover of the Temptations' "My Girl" seems a little out of place, but this is the only outright misstep in an otherwise masterful album that manages to sound soothing even when it's sad. Even with its undercurrents of melancholy, Rhinestone Cowboy sounds and feels like a triumph because of the assured, layered lushness of the Lambert/Potter production and Campbell's fine performances. He sounds engaged by the material, bringing out nuances within the songs, and it's positively a joy to hear after several years of wandering. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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