Southern Nights & Basic Original recording remastered
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As many of you may know, Southern Nights has been Glen Campbell's last number one to date. And not only was it number one on the country charts, but on the Pop and Adult Contemporary Charts as well. Glen Campbell has never been a one trick pony. Most people try to paint him as solely as country artist. Listen to this album and you will think otherwise.
These two albums are honestly, the most non country albums ever put out by Glen prior to "Meet Glen Campbell" in 2008 and "Ghost on the Canvas" in 2011. Sure, they have a small country flavor, but listening to Glen's beautiful rendition of the Brian Wilson/Tony Asher classic "God Only Knows" will show you just how one of a kind and talented that Mr. Campbell is.
The standouts on this album for me are "You've Got to Sing it Nice and Loud for Me Sonny", "Southern Nights", and "Can You Fool". All in all, this is simply put, a great late 70's smooth music experience. Highly Recommended. Please also be sure to listen to "Meet Glen Campbell" and "Ghost on the Canvas". A+
(In alphabetical order)
07 EARLY MORNING SONG
03 FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD
04 GOD ONLY KNOWS
(Brian Wilson/Tony Asher)
06 GUIDE ME
10 HOW HIGH DO WE GO?Read more ›
This may sound strange, but the reason that I consider this album one of his top three albums is that: In 1978, I. Loathed. It. I really did not like this when I bought it at age 17. Really did not like it. A LOT of his fans didn't. It bombed.
The songs that hooked me about my middling high school years began with "Houston (I'm Comin' to See You)" and "Bonaparte's Retreat" on the C&W AM radio station, then the "Rhinestone Cowboy" through "Sunflower" period, at which point I picked up a $4.99 really cheap and junky 20 track budget album, THE GLEN CAMPBELL COLLECTION, TVLP 78038 (Capitol Special Markets), which had ten tracks per Lp side jammed tightly together (normal albums had 5-6 songs on each side)--horrible fidelity. I played the ... out of that budget clunker and heard his stuff all the way back to "Gentle On My Mind," which I liked the most out of all the tunes, for the basic guitar band sound that was just slathered over with sweet easy listening syrup on the later tracks. But I liked the songs; the guitar work and C&W feeling came through the pop backing that turned me off. Then I bought this album. It wasn't a Glen Campbell album, it wasn't what I expected (I heard "I'm Gonna Love You" -- that I wanted), and it was way too rock. Nearly all the songs are by one songwriter, Michael Smotherman. This album was a conspicuous statement, that GC was turning away from making anything that might be a Country & Western record, told his Goodtime Hour fans where to go--and they did. It was Southern funky pop, but it wasn't C&W.Read more ›
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Amazing quality and condition for such an old album. Love it!Published 4 months ago by David A. Humm
Great Glen twofer. I think he really hit his stride in the 1970s. He mastered the country/pop cross over. If you like Glen Campbell then you'll love these albums!Published 14 months ago by TMac
GLEN CAMPBELL IS ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREAT COUNTRY SINGERS. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF HIS SINCE THE EARLY SIXTIES. HE'S ONE OF THE BEST COUNTRY SINGERSPublished on July 3, 2013 by james l chadwick
Southern Nights is my favorite Glen Campbell album Every song on it is excellent. Although I've never heard anybody else's version of God Only Knows except for Olivia... Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by john thomas
Not only are these 2 CD's very good, they offer 70 minutes of listening and 34 songs which includes 3 bonus tracks. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Mari in CT
Had almost all of Glen's stuff on vinyl at some point, but some of that is in bad shape. Glad to update my collection!Published on November 29, 2012 by Douglas Albrecht