Always gentle on your mind

Source: http://www.dustbury.com — Wednesday, August 09, 2017
“Love in the real world is a mixture of the magical and the mundane, and the two never intersected more beautifully than in this Jim Webb classic.” — Me, after proposing a Valentine’s Day mixtape . As Webb himself will tell you, it’s as much the singer as the song. And for “Wichita Lineman,” he got exactly the singer he needed: Of course, Glen Campbell was so singular a singer that we tended to forget his virtuosity on the guitar: they’d didn’t let just anyone into the Wrecking Crew . And if you happened to flip over his 1977 cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights,” you got to hear him try his hand at Gioacchino Rossini: And then there was that time he sounded nothing like himself and still demanded your attention: Now I ask you: who else from Arkansas ever did Italian overtures and musique concrète in the same lifetime? It was, alas, a lifetime that ended in confusion and bewilderment. Two weeks ago, this heartbreakingly apt video appeared: “Adiós” was recorded in 2015, a couple of years before the final curtain. Take a bow, sir. …

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