It’s been a busy couple of years for country music legend Glen Campbell.
Shortly after revealing his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, the 77-year-old “Rhinestone Cowboy” crooner announced his farewell tour and final album, Ghost On the Canvas.
One year later in July 2012, Campbell wrapped up the tour and released a farewell video for his song “A Better Place.”
Oh, but we haven’t heard the last of Glen Campbell.
Although Campbell’s Alzheimer’s has progressed to the point that he’s officially no longer able to tour, he’s still able to wow his fans with his most popular hits. Campbell and Surfdog will release another album, See You There, next week.
The 12-track compilation features many of the songs Campbell is most famous for, including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “True Grit,” and “There’s No Me…Without You.”
So, how did another Campbell album happen? According to an editorial:
These gorgeous vocals were initially recorded during the Ghost On The Canvas sessions. Producers Dave Darling and Dave Kaplan were so moved by these powerful performances, they decided to bring a group of musicians into the studio that would complement Glen s legendary voice. The resulting album is at once chilling, uplifting, haunting and spine tingling.
According to an Kim Campbell, his wife, Glen is thrilled with the results:
When Glen heard what they did in reinterpreting these songs, he lit up and was smiling from ear to ear. And I was too. This record is a more intimate and unique take on many of Glen’s most popular songs as well as some other gems. The producers took the magic of his voice and showcased it in a whole new way for Glen.
See You There is available for pre-order and, according to Amazon, will be released August 13, 2013.
You can get a sneak peek (er, listen) of the first remastered song, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” over at NPR’s On Point.
How many Glen Campbell fans plan to add See You There to their collection?