Glen Campbell was diagnosed with alzheimer's two years ago, so for him to release an album is quite an amazing feat. And this isn't just a another compilation album. This is new recordings of old tracks, and some new tracks.
The new recordings tend to be slightly different arrangements of his classic tracks, and this breathes a breath of fresh air into them. The first two tracks are a great example of this, 'Hey Little One' and 'Wichita Lineman'. Gone are the strings and overproduced sound. There's now steel guitars and accordions, and another thing that's changed slightly is the vocals. For a man who's now nearly 80 he still has a fantastic voice. It's got more emotion to it than the original recordings, and I think it just adds so much to it. The new tracks are as good as the old, and the whole album is great.
To me these tracks are just timeless. I hate to say it, but I actually prefer some of these to the original. I just find they have better depth, and are less cheesy at times. It really is just a breath of fresh air. The fact that the Glen Campbell also has alzheimer's and the man is getting close to his ninth decade is even more remarkable.
I have enormous respect for Glen Campbell after making this album. The more sobering thought is that this is mist likely his swansong. I would be extremely surprised if he ever records another album again. But this a good and fitting ending.
I thoroughly recommend any fan to give this a listen. It really is that good.