your posts read like poetry.
robduloc wrote:I can tell you what I took away from that TV show, the rhythm guitar and banjo playing off each other, it's a stream, or that is at least how I felt as a child, the guitar are the big blocks of waves and the banjo are the little ripples straking over the surface, and the tempo is a man that is familiar with the backwoods and back roads, never too far from the joys and woes of the city but more comfortable living life on his own terms because a wise man knows the river provides.
Yep, heavy duty magic, a life cycle lesson for me, there's a river flowing freely in the arrangement.
Wonderful stuff, I love it. I'll tell you what Glen's music, at the deepest level, means to me. To me, it's the sound of freedom. When Glen plays a lightning fast or lyrical solo on his guitar, it's like he is transported (and I am transported with him) to this other place, where no boundaries exist, where anything is possible.
About The Legacy box set... personally I think it's a must-have for fans. Not so much because of the song selection, the songs on it can be found elsewhere too. But the whole package is really well presented. Great liner notes, detailed credits and beautiful pictures.
The other compilation CDs I would recommend are The Essential series, 3 CDs that were released in 1995. Also very well researched, and on this set, a lot of previously unreleased tracks.
About the 45 rpm singles, your're right, in the late 80s / early 90s, Glen stopped releasing regular singles. The ones that were released, were promo singles (mostly CD singles and a few cassettes), intended for radio. All singles are listed here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campb ... hy#Singles
). In 2002, the UK "Rhinestone Cowboy (Giddy Up Giddy Up)" single was the only single from that whole period that was available for purchase by the general public.
From 2008, a few singles were released through digital music stores like iTunes. For those, physical copies exist only as promo CD singles intended for (mainly UK) radio.
The first "digital download" single to be released in the USA was Glen's last, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You".
I'm a carefree, range ridin', driftin' cowpoke...