Glen Campbell

Galveston

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Hawaiian singer Don Ho recorded the Jimmy Webb song "Galveston" as a 1967 single, having been offered the song by Webb's publisher Johnny Rivers. Glen Campbell had visited the Texas Gulf coast town of Galveston when he was a teenaged musician performing in a band. "Galveston" would continue Campbell's string of hits covering Webb's songs including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and the million-selling "Wichita Lineman." Produced by Al DeLory, "Galveston" went to number four pop, number one country for three weeks, and number one adult contemporary for six weeks in the spring of 1969. The Galveston album went platinum, peaking at number two pop.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Galveston 1969 Capitol Nashville / Capitol 2:41
Glen Campbell's Greatest Hits 1971 Liberty
No Image 1976 Capitol Nashville / Capitol
Twenty Golden Greats 1976 EMI / Liberty 2:42
The Very Best of Glen Campbell [Capitol/Liberty] 1987 Capitol Nashville / Liberty 2:44
The Best of the Early Years 1987 Curb 2:43
Country U.S.A.: 1969 1989
Various Artists
Time / Life Music
Classics Collection 1990 Liberty 2:41
All-Time Favorite Hits [Capitol Special Markets] 1991 CEMA Special Markets / EMI Music Distribution / EMI-Capitol Special Markets 2:40
Texas State of Mind 1991
Various Artists
Liberty 2:39
No Image 1991 Excelsior Recordings
All-Time Favorites [Capitol] 1991 Pair
AM Gold: The Late '60s 1992
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:40
Country Music Classics, Vol. 18 (1965-70) 1993
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:40
Country 'Round The Country 1994
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:40
Ultimate 1995 Bransounds 2:40
Back to Back Hits 1995 CEMA Special Markets 2:40
Only Country 1965-1969 1995
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 2:39
Essential, Vol. 1 1995 Liberty / Capitol 2:40
Kings of Country [Crescendo] 1995
Various Artists
GNP / Crescendo 2:40
The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989): Gentle on My Mind 1997 Razor & Tie 2:40
Classic Country [Crimson] 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:42
Original Gold 1998 Disky 2:40
Original Gold, Disk 2 1998 Disky 2:40
My Hits and Love Songs 1999 Capitol 2:40
The Capitol Years 65/77 1999 EMI Music Distribution 2:40
Classic Country: 1965-1974 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:42
Classic Country: Late '60s 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:42
Classic Country: 1965-1969 [2 CD 1999] 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:42
20 Greatest Hits [Capitol] 2000 Capitol 2:42
And Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain... 2000 Polygram / PolyGram 2:40
Southern Nights: Greatest Hits 2000 Woodford 2:41
Wichita Lineman [Castle Pulse] 2001 Castle Pulse / Pulse 2:46
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:39
Rhinestone Cowboy: The Best of Glen Campbell 2003 EMI Music Distribution 2:40
All the Best 2003 Capitol 2:42
All-Time Favorite Hits [Collectables] 2003 Collectables 2:40
Let Freedom Sing [Capitol] 2003
Various Artists
Liberty / Capitol 2:41
The Legacy 1961-2002 2003 Capitol 3:38
Tunesmith: The Songs of Jimmy Webb 2003
Various Artists
Raven 2:38
Rock on 1969 2004
Various Artists
Madacy 2:40
The Glen Campbell Collection 2004 EMI 2:38
Country Number Ones [EMI] 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution / Mixed Repertoire / Parlophone / Warner Music 2:41
Country Tearjerkers: 60 Original Heartbreakers 2004
Various Artists
Disky 2:40
Rhinestone Cowboy [Mastersong] 2004 Mastersong
Country Tearjerkers [CD2] 2004
Various Artists
Disky 2:40
Rock Breakout Years: 1970 2005 Madacy 2:40
Complete Sixties 2005
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:40
Sings the Best of Jimmy Webb 1967-1992 2006 Raven 2:41
Classic Campbell 2006 EMI Music Distribution 2:41
Icon 2007 Capitol 2:41
Pure: 60s [EMI] 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:40
Meet Glen Campbell 2008 Capitol / EMI Records
Greatest Hits 2009 Capitol
...Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 2010
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 2:43
See You There 2013 The Record Company / Surfdog Records 3:11
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1969 2013
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 2:48
10 Great Songs: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection 2014 Capitol / Universal Music 2:47
Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock, Vol. 2: 1969 2014
Various Artists
Bear Family Records 2:49
No Image
Various Artists
EMI 2:46
Country Legends [Sony 2013]
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:41
Country Music of Your Life
Various Artists
Rhino / StarVista / Time Life 2:39
No Image
Various Artists
Time / Life Music / WEA
The Capitol Albums Collection CMCapNash / Universal 3:36
The Capitol Albums Collection, Vol. 1 CMCapNash / Universal 2:41
The Essential Glen Campbell EMI / EMI Digital 2:40
The Greatest Country [Mixed Repertoire]
Various Artists
Mixed Repertoire / Parlophone / Warner Music 2:41
Time Life: '60s Country
Various Artists
Time Life 2:40
No Image
Various Artists