As a long time fan of Glen Campbell who used to sing along to “Wichita Lineman”, “Where’s the Playground Susie” and “Gentle On My Mind” when they were on the radio, the news about Campbell’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and his self-proclaimed “final album” that came out earlier this year was bittersweet. With his last two sets of songs by mostly contemporary songwriters, Campbell has put out some of the best music he’s made since those 1970’s glory days. Yesterday Campbell premiered a new video on the Ellen show for the latest album’s title track, his version of Paul Westerberg‘s “Ghost in the Canvas”, which you can see here. Haven’t seen this confirmed anywhere but it looks as if Westerberg is the guy watching the TV in the video.
For a bonus video, here’s Westerberg’s original version of the same song: