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Re: Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb on solo album Western Stars

Post by jay » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am

I wonder when (and how) Bruce made the correlation. It certainly seems like Glen's passing happened around the time he started the album.

In April, Rolling Stone wrote...
The first track off a forthcoming solo LP, “Hello Sunshine” is Springsteen’s precisely-calibrated throwback to a particular style of late 1960s/early-1970s anti-anxiety radio balladry, perhaps epitomized by Glen Campbell’s magnificent 1968 version of Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman.”
Personally, I hear more of "Everybody's Talking" than "Wichita Lineman"... but how cool is it that someone like Bruce is putting Glen out in front of his album.



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Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb on solo album Western Stars

Post by Cowpoke » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:08 am

Bruce Springsteen has finally released his Glen Campbell inspired solo album called "Western Stars" he recorded a few years back.
“Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records. I don’t know if people will hear those influences, but that was what I had in my mind,” Springsteen explained.
Here's the first single, which sounds quite familiar, or should I say "gentle" to my ears...



Read more: https://www.mygoldmusic.co.uk/news/musi ... ern-stars/


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