Glen Campbell – Ghost On The Canvas (Surfdog Records)

The Rhinestone Cowboy rides one final time on Ghost On The Canvas. Boasting a collection of songs by the likes of Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Teddy Thompson and Guided By Voices in addition to a generous helping of originals, it is a more than fitting send off for the musical legend. Leaning equally upon country and pop, Campbell makes these 16 songs a celebration of life instead of it being a way to mourn what might have been had Alzheimer’s not laid claim to him first.  Though we will not be fortunate enough to hear any newly recorded music from Campbell in the future, Ghost On The Canvas is a poignant closure to a remarkable career in music.