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Glen Campbell makes push on new covers disc

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 – Glen Campbell will make a media push behind his covers album due out next week, featuring his interpretation of songs by the likes of U2, Green Day and John Lennon. "Meet Glen Campbell," now available as a limited edition vinyl LP, will be released on CD and digitally on Tuesday, Aug. 19 by Capitol Records/EMI. Campbell will be on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Entertainment Tonight," "Acoustic Cafe," NPR's "World Cafe" and "Fresh Air," and "AOL Sessions," and a special album release celebration concert in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, Aug. 14, Campbell will be interviewed live on the syndicated "Mark & Brian" morning radio show. Broadcast live from KLOS 95.5 FM Los Angeles, "Mark & Brian" is heard on 15 Classic Rock stations in Western states. On the same date, Yahoo! Music will launch "Early Edition," exclusively streaming Meet Glen Campbell in its entirety at http://www.music.yahoo.com before the album's CD and digital release.

On Monday, Aug. 18, Campbell will be interviewed live on Indie 103.1 FM's "Joe Escalante Morning Show." The Los Angeles radio show can be streamed live online at http://www.indie1031.com. On the same date, AOL will premiere "Glen Campbell: AOL Sessions," an exclusive filmed performance by Campbell and his band, and "Acoustic Cafe" (http://www.acafe.com) will premiere Campbell and his band's exclusive performance for the syndicated radio show, heard on more than 75 commercial and non-commercial radio stations across the U.S. and also carried worldwide by Voice Of America.

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, a music video for "Angel Dream" will be exclusively premiered by Yahoo! Music. The nationally syndicated TV program "Entertainment Tonight" will air an interview with Campbell, and Campbell will perform a special concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW, 89.9 FM.

On Friday, Aug. 29, Campbell and his band will perform a song from Meet Glen Campbell on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, NPR's "World Cafe," carried by nearly 200 public radio stations across the country, will broadcast an exclusive performance by Campbell and his band.

National Public Radio's (NPR) "Fresh Air," heard on more than 450 public radio stations across the U.S. and on Europe's World Radio Network, will broadcast an exclusive interview with Campbell with the date to be announced.

Recorded in March and April at The Recording Studio and Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles, "Meet Glen Campbell" was produced by Julian Raymond (Rosanne Cash, Fastball, Shawn Mullins, Wallflowers) with engineer/co-producer Howard Willing. The album features musical contributions by Campbell contemporaries as well as younger rock and alt-country artists who joined him in the studio, including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Jason Faulkner from Jellyfish, and Chris Chaney from Jane's Addiction. Campbell's sons and daughters, who regularly perform with their father, recorded backing vocals for the tracks.

Conceived by Raymond, he said, "I've been listening to Glen since I was nine years old, so making this record is an honor and a dream come true. I am incredibly proud of this project."

Songs on the CD are:
1. Sing (Travis)
2. Walls (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
3. Angel Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
4. Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
5. These Days (Jackson Browne)
6. Sadly Beautiful (The Replacements)
7. All I Want Is You (U2)
8. Jesus (Velvet Underground)
9. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) (Green Day)
10. Grow Old With Me (John Lennon)


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