Though the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s have kept Glen Campbell from performing since his emotional 2012 farewell tour (documented in the 2014 film “I’ll Be Me”), the legendary country singer made one more album. Set for release June 9 on the UMe label, “Adios” will be his last studio record.
A poignant inclusion is Willie Nelson’s classic “Funny How Time Slips Away,” with Nelson himself joining Campbell the track. Other guests include Vince Gill on the late Roger Miller’s “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)” and three of Campbell’s children on “Postcard From Paris,” written by Campbell’s longtime collaborator Jimmy Webb.
Three other Webb songs also appear: “Just Like Always,” “It Won’t Bring Her Back” and the title track, which fittingly closes the album. Webb, who performed a tribute show to Campbell at One World Theatre last year, also wrote about their relationship in his new memoir “The Cake and the Rain,” due out next Tuesday, April 18, on St. Martin’s Press. Webb returns to One World Theatre on Oct. 26.
Campbell’s album also includes his takes on Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin'” (see video above), Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” the George Jones smash “She Thinks I Still Care,” and a song written about Campbell’s life called “Arkansas Farmboy” by Campbell’s longtime banjo player Carl Jackson, who produced the album.