Glen Campbell is the subject of a new documentary. Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me follows the Rhinestone Cowboy’s three year battle with Alzheimer’s and his Goodbye Tour.
U2 guitarist The Edge, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Sheryl Crow all contribute to the film. Award winning filmmaker, James Keach is directing.
“The audience being there somehow triggers his ability to access that other part of his brain… which is incredible,” states The Edge.
In June 2011, Campbell went public with the disease that had been diagnosed six months prior. While being told to “prepare for the worst,” Campbell embarked on his Goodbye Tour which included three of his children joining his backing band. Campbell performed his final show on November 30, 2012 in Napa, CA. In April 2014, it was announced that Campbell had become a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility.
“The audience being there somehow triggers his ability to access that other part of his brain… which is incredible.”
The film opens in theaters in New York City on October 24th, followed by a national release to 50 cities.
And EP soundtrack will be issued on September 30th through Big Machine Records that will feature the last song Campbell will record called “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” which he also co-wrote.
1. I’m Not Gonna Miss You
2. Gentle On My Mind (recorded by The Band Perry)
3. Home Again (recorded by Ashley Campbell, his daughter)
4. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium)
5. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium)
A complete soundtrack will follow sometime this fall.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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