For his fans smart enough to pick up “Adios,” his final studio album, joy likely will waltz – or perhaps Texas two-step – with melancholy while listening to Glen singing at a time when he knew he was going away forever, as memories of love, accomplishment and friendship vanish." -Interview with Kim Campbell and Carl Jackson ('the sideman')
The whole thing ('Adios') just came together, I truly believe, in the way that it was supposed to. Glen Campbell is just the best, and I mean that with all my heart. He's the best singer that I've ever heard and I mean that technically, as well as just beautiful to my ear. His voice always was -- and I realize people can have different things that they like and I'm sure there are people that would argue, "Oh, he's the best" -- but I'm talking not just how pleasing his voice was, but how great he was technically. I tell people to go find me a bad note on YouTube and I'll pay ya for it. - Carl Jackson
The singer sounds frail and uncertain throughout, which occasionally makes for some uneasy listening — particularly with the overly polished production. As a farewell, it lacks the gravity of Johnny Cash’s defining work. But that hardly diminishes the emotional punch of hearing one of the rock era’s defining voices fade away.
Adiós ultimately seems more like a coda than a grand farewell, with the album displaying a suitable modesty that suits the somewhat reduced circumstances of the artist. But it's also a potent reminder of Glen Campbell's talent, style, and musical legacy, and this album is the recorded curtain call he truly deserves.
LA Times reporter Randy Lewis, who covers pop music, shared some back stories about how this album came together on the KOMO Midday News
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