Ghost on the Canvas is the 61st album by Glen Campbell, which was intended to be Campbell’s farewell studio recording following him being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The production of the album was announced in March 2010.
Campbell and his wife delayed informing the public about his illness until shortly before he embarked on the “Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour”. The Campbells decided to announce his diagnosis so that his audience would understand why the performer might mistake the lyrics to songs or behave erratically. They also wished to combat the social stigma of Alzheimer’s, for the benefit of others suffering from the disease. (source)
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[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMh78jF-fMQ]Glen Campbell “A Better Place” (Official Video)
Published on Jun 14, 2012
“A Better Place” is the second video from Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed album “Ghost On The Canvas.” The video features a special guest appearance from Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures), and is directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco.
The legendary singer, guitarist, and television star, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. Following more than 20 Top 40 hits and selling 50 million records worldwide, Campbell this year received a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award (his 8th GRAMMY to date). He is currently midway through his “The Goodbye Tour” to say a fond thank you to his legions of loyal fans. Campbell’s final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas” is out now on Surfdog Records. The album represents a poignant look back at his life and career with contributions by the artists he continues to inspire.
This farewell video features Campbell looking back at his life and career. He also sends a personal message to his wife, Kimberley, a former Radio City Music Hall dancer that the Rhinestone Cowboy met on a blind date in 1981. “My love goes out to Kim, my amazing grace. You’ve been by my side through these changing times, and it means the world to me.”
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