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GLEN CAMPBELL’S UNFORGETTABLE ALBUMS GENTLE ON MY MIND, WICHITA LINEMAN AND GALVESTON TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL

2/22/2017
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GLEN CAMPBELL’S UNFORGETTABLE ALBUMS GENTLE ON MY MIND, WICHITA LINEMAN AND GALVESTON TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL

 

ALL RELEASES DUE MARCH 24 VIA CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMe

 

Los Angeles – February 22, 2017 – Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston, the star-making albums that helped make Glen Campbell a global superstar and household name, will be reissued on vinyl on March 24 via Capitol Nashville/UMe. The three titles, which haven’t been available on vinyl for decades, will be released on standard black vinyl and housed in replicas of the original sleeve art. Each album will also receive a limited edition color run that will be available exclusively at GlenCampbell.com at a later date.  

 

Gentle on My Mind, released in 1967 on Capitol Records, was Campbell’s breakthrough album. It was the first to go to No. 1 on the country music charts and reach the platinum sales mark of one million albums sold. At its heart was the single, “Gentle on My Mind,” a cover of John Hartford’s original that so enchanted Campbell, he called in some of his buddies from his legendary studio band, The Wrecking Crew (which included Leon Russell), and recorded it himself to submit to his producer Al De Lory. His first major hit, the song earned him his first two Grammy Awards and made the Arkansas native a rising star. Gentle on My Mind can be pre-ordered here:

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Released as Campbell was becoming a television star, film actor and crossover sensation, Wichita Lineman remains Campbell’s best-selling album. The double-platinum release reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for a month (bracketed by Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland and only unseated by The Beatles (The White Album). Wichita Lineman stayed atop the country music charts for 20 weeks and was the year’s top release in the genre. Centerpiece single, “Wichita Lineman,” written by Campbell’s songwriting soulmate Jimmy Webb, was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards and Single of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2000, the title track – one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Wichita Lineman can be pre-ordered here:

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Campbell teamed up with Webb again for two hits on his next album, Galveston, released in 1969. The title track returned to No. 1 and was a crossover hit. The duo logged another minor hit with the follow up single, “Where’s the Playground Susie.” Campbell’s last platinum-selling album of his late-1960s run arrived as he began to host his own television variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” and became a household name in the U.S. Galveston can be pre-ordered here:

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Taken together, Gentle on My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston capture the Country Music and Musicians Halls of Fame member at the height of his powers. A country superstar, a member of The Beach Boys with his fingerprints on music history, one of pop’s greatest guitar players – all his personas can be found on this amazing run of albums. 

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Gentle on My Mind track listing

Side A

1. Gentle on My Mind

2. Catch the Wind

3. It’s Over

4. Bowling Green

5. Just Another Man

6. You’re My World

Side B

1. The World I Used to Know

2. Without Her

3. Mary in the Morning

4. Love Me As If There Were No Tomorrow

5. Cryin’

Wichita Lineman track listing

Side A

1. Wichita Lineman

2. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay

3. If You Go Away

4. Ann

5. Words

6. Fate of Man

Side B

1. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife

2. The Straight Life

3. Reason to Believe

4. You Better Sit Down Kids

5. That’s Not Home

Galveston track listing

Side A

1. Galveston

2. Take My Hand for a While

3. If This is Love

4. Today

5. Got to Have Tenderness

6. Friends

Side B

1. Where’s the Playground Susie

2. Time

3. Until It’s Time for You to Go

4. Oh What a Woman

5. Every Time I Itch I End Up Scratchin’ You

 

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