Surfdog Records has announced “A Better Place,” the second video from Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed album Ghost On The Canvas, featuring a special guest appearance from Joshua Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures) and directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco is being released to media nationwide. This farewell video showcases Campbell looking back at his life and career. He also sends a personal message to his wife, Kimberley, a former Radio City Music Hall dancer that the Rhinestone Cowboy met on a blind date in 1981. “My love goes out to Kim, my amazing grace. You’ve been by my side through these changing times, and it means the world to me.”
Ghost On The Canvas – the final studio recording of the iconic eight-time GRAMMY winning singer/guitarist/songwriter – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #23 and the UK album chart at #27. USA Today declared the record “a museum-quality masterpiece,” extolling it as “not simply a coda to an impressive career but also the sort of artistic swan song that might receive serious consideration for album of the year come Grammy Awards time.” The Boston Globe called Ghost On The Canvas “gorgeous and charming” while Pitchfork noted that “Campbell conveys a certain nostalgia for that defining sound of his prime…His voice remains strong enough that he doesn’t need your pity to put these songs across.” “The years have added an edge to his singing,” said Rolling Stone, noting “Dude’s definitely not going out softly.” The Village Voice perhaps summed it up best: Ghost On The Canvas is “maybe the finest album (Campbell’s) ever made.”
The collection has met with similar acclaim across the Atlantic, where BBC Music declared it to be “the real deal, musical and emotionally true and sometimes devastating, on a par with (Johnny) Cash’s performance on ‘Hurt.’” Uncut awarded Ghost On The Canvas four stars, applauding Campbell’s “majestic storytelling” while Mojo praised his “glorious undiminished tones, particularly his reckoning with the hereafter on ‘A Better Place.’” Campbell has charted 13 albums in the UK in just over four decades, reaching #1 with the 1976 compilation, Twenty Golden Greats.
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