"Regret? I've never thought about it. They work me to death," Campbell laughs. "No. I like to sing and play and the thing I've done with Julian (Raymond), boy, this is one of the best things I've done lately. He put whatever we needed together and I said, 'Here, do a good one.' All I had to do was go in and sing, I really liked that. I didn't put myself in the way of anybody, I'll put it that way. I said what I wanted, 'I'd like to do something here and a little something there.' All I wanted to do was sing or maybe do a couple of hot licks on the guitar, that was really it. It was very, very easy, there was no tension or anything, it's like sitting down here and talking, it was fun."
Raymond pipes up, "Most of it started right here in this room in this house. We'd just take out the guitars and I'd show Glen some tunes and he'd sit and revise what he didn't like. Then obviously we reached out to some friends of ours who sent us some songs and a few of those we really liked. Jakob Dylan sent us a great one called 'Nothin' But the Whole Wide World,' Glen loved that song, so we cut it. And Paul Westerberg, same thing with him on 'Any Trouble' and 'Ghost on the Canvas,' Glen liked those, so we decided to cut those songs."
"Everything I have in this world I give to you. It's your amazing grace," Campbell sings. "It's a great, great song, is that going to be a single?"
"I think the first single's 'Ghost on the Canvas,'" says Raymond.
Campbell sings a phrase from "Ghost on the Canvas" and then returns to warbling, "It's your amazing grace-- maybe that one on 'Leno' though, huh? Get that one started. That one?"
"You can do any one you like," grins Raymond.
I ask Raymond how long it took to create the new album.
"The whole process from beginning to end was about two and a half years and the reason why it took so long is Glen was working a lot, I was working a lot, but we'd get together occasionally to work on these songs," replies Raymond. "It took an enormous amount of songs before we decided on the 10 we loved because Glen is very hands-on and very picky about lyrics and melodies and arrangements and we went through a lot of songs that didn't make the cut. We were very pleased with the outcome. We took our time, we weren't worried about it, we were doing it on our own. We did this without a record company."
"That's as good as anything I've done," Campbell adds.
"And you've done some great stuff," says Raymond.
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests