Hear a Rare 1990 Glen Campbell Recording in England
Although he’s since retired from touring and making music following his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011, Glen Campbell remained a top concert draw up until his final show in 2012. Now, a new live recording — the first in a series of U.K. concerts by artists from Rick Wakeman to Belinda Carlisle — helps preserve Campbell’s onstage prowess.
Titled the British Live Performance Series, the recordings capture artists on tour in England between 1979 and 1991. Campbell’s, set for release on September 18th via Rainman Records, is a chronicle of a 1990 engagement at the Dome in Doncaster, England. Part of Campbell’s 21st anniversary tour, the singer-guitarist plays some of his biggest hits. Listen to “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Galveston” and “Gentle on My Mind” below.
But the set list doesn’t only feature Campbell cuts. There are solo acoustic readings of Ralph McTell’s “Streets of London” and Jimmy Webb’s “Highwayman,” which the Rhinestone Cowboy once performed alongside Willie Nelson at the inaugural Farm Aid in 1985. Glen Campbell: British Live Performance Series also includes a version of Paul McCartney‘s “Mull of Kintyre,” with Campbell playing bagpipes.
The new U.K. album marks Campbell’s first live LP since In Concert With the South Dakota Symphony. That record, however, was recorded and released in 2001. Campbell’s only other live recording from the Nineties was 1994′s His Greatest Hits, recorded at Campbell’s Goodtime Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
Rick Wakeman: British Live Performance Series will also be released on September 18th. Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me, the Academy Award-nominated documentary about his final tour, will arrive on DVD and Video On Demand on September 1st.