Glen Campbell: Alzheimer's means musician won't tour, new album on the way
It's no secret that Glen Campbell has Alzheimer's, but the disease has finally brought the country singer's touring days to a close. Instead, he'll release a new album called "See You There" on July 30.
Because of how far his disease has progressed, Campbell's wife Kim Campbell confirmed that his 2012 goodbye world tour would be his last. "Glen still wants to record, but it's just a matter of if he's able to," Kim tells the Associated Press. "It just gets more and more difficult for him all the time."
As for "See You There," the album will reimagine some of Campbell's most popular songs including "Wichita Lineman," ''By the Time I Get to Phoenix," ''Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Hey Little One," the Associated Press reports. Surfdog Records owner Dave Kaplan tells the site that the new album is meant to feel like the listener is sitting next to Campbell in a home.
"I was immediately struck that they were kind of intimate and they definitely shook your spine," Kaplan says. "They were haunting and stunning and had this new intimacy in a way I hadn't heard these songs."
Campbell says of the songs he is rerecording, "Oh, they're great. Those are great."