Could there be a more inspirational project than Glen Campbell's own final studio album, "Ghost On The Canvas"
, released in mid-2011?
From the archives of Glen Campbell Forums is an article written by music therapist Rachelle Norman for her blog for Kansas City elders and caregivers, Soundscape Music Therapy
, dated November 7, 2011:Glen Campbell’s Final Album: This Music Therapist’s Perspective
Just a few months ago, the world learned that long-time country star Glen Campbell has received a probable diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell is currently on his farewell tour, and he released his final album, “Ghost On The Canvas” at the end of August. This album includes several songs he co-wrote with the album’s producer, Julian Raymond, as well as songs written for him by Jakob Dylan, Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard. When I heard about this album, I knew I wanted to listen to it. Glen Campbell is already popular among many of the folks I see for music therapy, and I thought it would be fascinating to hear the artistic work of a person who has been diagnosed with dementia – a person who is nearing the end of his career and facing a daunting disease process. “Ghost on the Canvas” did not disappoint.
Through these songs, Campbell sings messages that could be helpful for listeners who are in the early stages of dementia as well as listeners who are caregivers. The song “In My Arms” repeats the line, “keep it on the recent. Keep it on the now,” which is certainly good advice for people fearing what is to come from a disease process. In “Strong,” Campbell sings a message to which I imagine many people with dementia and caregivers could relate....
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