Paul Westerberg, Robert Pollard and Jakob Dylan Pen Songs for Glen Campbell's Farewell Album
Published Mar 29, 2010Country music legend Glen Campbell has been releasing records since the early '60s and in that time he has issued over 50 studio albums. Now, at 73 years old, the one-time host of The Glenn Campbell Goodtime Hour is preparing to say goodbye to the music industry with one final album, Ghost on the Canvas.
The album still doesn't have a record label or release date, but Reuters reports [via TwentyFourBit] that an impressive list of collaborators are on board to offer their songwriting talents. Among those penning tracks for the disc are Robert Pollard, Jakob Dylan, Lou Reed side-man Steve Hunter, Prince collaborator Wendy Melvoin, ex-Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese and members of the Dandy Warhols.
Also contributing is ex-Replacements front-man Paul Westerberg, whose "Sadly Beautiful" appeared on Campell's 2008 covers album Meet Glen Campbell. At the time, Westerberg told the Guardian [via Paste], "I called my manager and said, 'Tell Glen I'll be his next Jimmy Webb' and he took the bait." Jimmy Webb previously wrote Campbell's hits "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman."
Producer Julian Raymond told Billboard that the album is mostly finished, with orchestra sessions due to begin on April 2. After that, Campbell will seek out a record label before hitting the road for a farewell tour.