Glen Campbell: 20 Essential Songs

From his signature "Rhinestone Cowboy" to an unconventional Foo Fighters cover

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"Ghost on the Canvas" (2011)

On the 2008 LP Meet Glen Campbell, the singer used the songs of Tom Petty, U2, Lou Reed and others to introduce himself to a new generation of fans. One of the songs on that record, "Sadly Beautiful" was penned by Paul Westerberg, lead singer of alt-rock band the Replacements. For Campbell's penultimate studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, Westerberg supplied "Any Trouble" and the title track. Written a few years before Campbell's Alzheimer's diagnosis, "Ghost" addresses life, death, spirituality and the mysteries embedded within all of those things, yet still comes off more comforting than haunting.

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