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Glen Campbell’s New Album, ‘Meet Glen Campbell,’ to Be Released By Capitol/EMI on August 19

August 6, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Glen Campbell’s new studio album, Meet Glen Campbell, now available as a limited edition vinyl LP, will be released on CD and digitally on Tuesday, August 19 by Capitol Records/EMI. Campbell is actively promoting the album with national TV, radio and online appearances, including ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,”"Entertainment Tonight,”"Acoustic Cafe,” NPR’s “World Cafe” and “Fresh Air,” and “AOL Sessions,” and a special album release celebration concert in Los Angeles.

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In a legendary music career that spans more than five decades, Glen Campbell has achieved chart-topping, platinum-selling pop and country success singing everyday tales of life, love, work and heartache. For Meet Glen Campbell, his inspired, dynamic new studio album, the music icon has returned to his longtime label home, Capitol Records.

On Thursday, August 14, Campbell will be interviewed live on the syndicated “Mark & Brian” morning radio show. Broadcast live from KLOS 95.5 FM Los Angeles, “Mark & Brian” is heard on 15 Classic Rock stations in Western states, and can be streamed live online at http://www.markandbrian.com/markandbrian. On the same date, Yahoo! Music will launch “Early Edition,” exclusively streaming Meet Glen Campbell in its entirety at http://www.music.yahoo.com/ before the album’s CD and digital release.

On Monday, August 18, Campbell will be interviewed live on Indie 103.1 FM’s “Joe Escalante Morning Show.” The Los Angeles radio show can be streamed live online at http://www.indie1031.com/. On the same date, AOL will premiere “Glen Campbell: AOL Sessions,” an exclusive filmed performance by Campbell and his band, and “Acoustic Cafe” (http://www.acafe.com/) will premiere Campbell and his band’s exclusive performance for the syndicated radio show, heard on more than 75 commercial and non-commercial radio stations across the U.S. and also carried worldwide by Voice Of America.

On Tuesday, August 19, the album’s CD and digital release date, a new music video for Meet Glen Campbell’s “Angel Dream” will be exclusively premiered by Yahoo! Music. The nationally syndicated TV program “Entertainment Tonight” will air an interview with Campbell, and Campbell will perform a special concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW, 89.9 FM. Tickets for the concert are available from Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com/).

On Friday, August 29, Campbell and his band will perform a song from Meet Glen Campbell on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (12:05am ET/PT; 11:05pm CT).

On Wednesday, September 3, NPR’s “World Cafe,” carried by nearly 200 public radio stations across the country, will broadcast an exclusive performance by Campbell and his band.

National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Fresh Air,” heard on more than 450 public radio stations across the U.S. and on Europe’s World Radio Network, will broadcast an exclusive interview with Campbell (airdate to be announced: http://www.npr.org/).

For his new album, Glen Campbell has reinterpreted and re-imagined both older and contemporary songs with his own signature vocal and guitar arrangements. A true musician’s musician, Campbell’s distinct guitar playing, along with the clarity and emotion of his powerful vocal performance, come together to give new life to the songs he selected for Meet Glen Campbell.

The influential singer, guitarist and stylist, who has long made others’ songs his own, is doing it again, recording high-spirited, emotionally charged versions of tracks that have personally moved and inspired him. Campbell’s intimate performances convey an autobiographical and deeply personal connection to the album’s songs, which include Travis’ “Sing,” Tom Petty’s “Angel Dream” and “Walls,” The Replacements’ “Sadly Beautiful,” U2′s “All I Want Is You,” The Velvet Underground’s “Jesus,” and Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” among others.

A musician at heart, Campbell has maintained a sense of truth, respect and authenticity throughout his career. The songs on his new album were written by others, but become undeniably Campbell’s own as he has personally styled them for the new album. Titled evocatively by design, the album is certain to surprise and delight longtime fans and turn many new ears to the music icon’s legendary career. Meet Glen Campbell welcomes discovery and re-discovery of the legend and his music.

Recorded in March and April at The Recording Studio and Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles, Meet Glen Campbell is produced by Julian Raymond (Rosanne Cash, Fastball, Shawn Mullins, Wallflowers) with engineer/co-producer Howard Willing. The album features musical contributions by Campbell contemporaries as well as younger rock and alt-country artists who joined him in the studio, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Jason Faulkner from Jellyfish, and Chris Chaney from Jane’s Addiction. Campbell’s sons and daughters, who regularly perform with their father, recorded backing vocals for the tracks, providing the album’s warm family tone.

Conceived by Julian Raymond to honor Campbell’s musical legacy while showcasing his creative versatility and vitality, Meet Glen Campbell has been long in the making since its creative inception to the recent studio sessions. Says Raymond of the new album, “I’ve been listening to Glen since I was nine years old, so making this record is an honor and a dream come true. I am incredibly proud of this project.”

Meet Glen Campbell begins an exciting new chapter in the 50-year career of one of America’s most beloved musical icons. To watch a video trailer for the new album, please visit Campbell’s official Website, http://www.glencampbellshow.com/.

   Meet Glen Campbell (CD, limited edition vinyl LP, digital album)   1.  Sing                              (Travis)   2.  Walls                             (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)   3.  Angel Dream                       (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)   4.  Times Like These                  (Foo Fighters)   5.  These Days                        (Jackson Browne)   6.  Sadly Beautiful                   (The Replacements)   7.  All I Want Is You                 (U2)   8.  Jesus                             (Velvet Underground)   9.  Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day)   10. Grow Old With Me                  (John Lennon)  

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