After his Alzheimer’s diagnosis a few years ago, country music star Glen Campbell set out to record his final album and go on one last tour before the disease progressed to the stage that he’d be able to do neither. That final album was split into two — one being 2015’s I’ll Be Me, and the other the just-announced Adiós, which is out on 6/9. Campbell, who turns 81 next week, is in the final stages of the disease, and his wife Kim Campbell shared a statement with People:
A new Glen Campbell album coming out in 2017 might seem a bit odd since he hasn’t performed since 2012, and even more odd – if not absolutely amazing – when you consider that he has Alzheimer’s disease. Glen’s abilities to play, sing and remember songs began to rapidly decline after his diagnosis in 2011. A feeling of urgency grew to get him into the studio one last time to capture what magic was left. It was now or never.
What you’re hearing when listening to Adiós is the beautiful and loving culmination of friends and family doing their very best for the man who inspired, raised, and entertained them for decades – giving him the chance to say one last goodbye to his fans, and put one last amazing collection of songs onto the record store shelves.
Adiós features songs written by longtime collaborator Jimmy Webb and guest appearances from Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, and Roger Miller, and has covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Jerry Reed, and Dicky Lee. It also features a rendition of “Everybody’s Talkin’,” a track written by Fred Neil and popularized through Harry Nilsson’s version in Midnight Cowboy. Listen to it below.
01 “Everybody’s Talkin'”
02 “Just Like Always”
03 “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Feat. Willie Nelson)
04 “Arkansas Farmboy”
05 “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)” (Intro by Roger Miller)
06 “Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)” (Feat. Vince Gill)
07 “It Won’t Bring Her Back”
08 “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
09 “She Thinks I Still Care”
10 “Postcard From Paris”
11 “A Thing Called Love”
Adiós is out 6/9 via UMe. Pre-order it here.