Saturday, September 22, 2012

CD Review: Glen Campbell And Jimmy Webb Share Stories While "In Session"

The Concord Music Group is preparing to release another volume in the “In Session” series. The first release in this series featured legendary blues guitarists Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn. This time around we get to hear songs performed by country legend Glen Campbell along with his favorite songwriter, Jimmy Webb on piano.

This release features a CD of the nine full songs recorded during this meeting on December 9, 1988. As a bonus, you also receive a DVD which is the true treasure of this collection. On the DVD you get to see conversions between the two artists, including how Glen Campbell met Jimmy Webb for the first time and didn’t care much for him. It is great to see when the two of them discuss the origins such songs as “Galveston” and “Where’s The Playground Susie.” Webb also discusses the origin of his massive hit “Wichita Lineman,” which became one of Glen Campbell’s biggest songs. Right after each discussion, you get a “one of a kind” performance of the song featuring Campbell on guitar and vocals, and Webb on piano. You truly feel as if you are in the studio with these great artists. One of the special things about this release is you get Glen Campbell’s only known recording of the song “Sunshower” which was originally written by Jimmy Webb for soul singer Thelma Houston.

As Glen Campbell embarks on his “Goodbye Tour,” it’s nice to see and hear him in his prime. This “In Session (CD/DVD)” will be released on October 9 through Fantasy Records. For more information, please visit concordmusicgroup.com.

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