On the sleeve notes he writes: “Ghost On The Canvas is the last studio record of new songs that I plan to make. I’ve been saying it to friends and family, but now that it’s in writing it really seems final.” In June, Campbell revealed he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier and that he was going to do a farewell tour before retiring. The announcement was shocking in its bluntness. Many of us still remember Glen Campbell as the eternally youthful hunk with huge shoulders or the naive boy-man who stars alongside John Wayne in True Grit. Glen Campbell wasn’t made for growing old.
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