Glen Campbell

Back to Back Hits

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Glen Campbell and Conway Twitty may make a good pairing for a Back 2 Back Hits compilation, since they both had big country-pop hits during the '70s. However, the execution on this disc is poor. Campbell's five songs -- "Wichita Lineman," "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Galveston," "Southern Nights" -- are all original recordings. Twitty's five songs ("Hello Darlin'," "Touch the Hand," "She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries)," "You've Never Been This Far Before," "After All the Good is Gone") are not. They are re-recordings from 1991, all competent but none interesting. Unfortunately, they devalue a collection that could have been very good. Campbell's contributions are certainly good, but all listeners would be better off if they purchased them on a collection devoted to him, instead of this hodgepodge.

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