Published Jun 13, 2012It looks as if Glen Campbell's victory lap on a decades-long career is coming to an end, with the singer unveiling a bittersweet video for farewell album Ghost on a Canvas's opening track "A Better Place."
Staged at an empty music club before a gig, the clip features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme playing the role of a bartender who also serves up a picture book of Campbell's past accomplishments. The acoustic guitar and orchestra arrangement plays softly as the "Wichita Lineman" peeps shots preserving old concerts, candid moments spent with friends like Johnny Cash, and some personal offstage activity, too.
"One thing I know, the world's been good to me," Campbell sings in the chorus.
The video ends with a scrolling statement from Campbell, who is currently battling Alzheimer's, about leaving the music biz behind. It's a heartbreaker.
You can check it out below courtesy of Spinner.