A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galv

A trio of stirring songs written by Jimmy Webb that Glen Campbell recorded in the late 1960s are legacy aplenty for both singer and songwriter: Campbell's incredible performances of the yearning "Galveston," wistful "Wichita Lineman," and stoic, soulful "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" are timeless classics. They, along with the gently insistent John Hartford gem "Gentle on My Mind," form the true backbone of this stellar greatest-hits collection, even if the soaring, mega-produced "Rhinestone Cowboy" may be the cut with which Campbell and many of his fans most identify. Time is less kind to poppier fare like "Southern Nights," "I Wanna Live," and "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)," but others hold up surprisingly well, like the time capsules "Hey Little One" and "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" and passionately performed nuggets "Try a Little Kindness," "Where's the Playground Susie," and "True Grit." While the power of the compilation is undeniable musically, the liner notes are disappointing, with a woeful lack of information on production and musicians. Still, that's a small complaint with a collection of such artistry.—RW

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