Label: Raven Records - RVCD-167 • Series: 2 For 1 • Format: CD Album, Compilation, Remastered • Country: Australia • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Following two excellent records made with producers Dennis Lambert Let Go - Glen Campbell - Southern Nights & Basic Brian PotterGlen Campbell turned to Gary Klein for 's Southern NightsFront 242 - Back Catalogue record that retains some of the feel of Rhinestone Cowboy and Bloodline but is simultaneously too streamlined and diffuse, never developing the unified sound of either of its predecessors.
That hardly means it's a bad album, of course; but it does mean that it's a record of moments, individual bright spots that stand alone and never quite Red Sky - Das Machine - Red Sky (File) Let Go - Glen Campbell - Southern Nights & Basic something cohesive.
Part of the problem is that the best moments have different, not necessarily complimentary, moods. There are the two big singles, Allen Toussaint 's "Southern Nights" and Neil Diamond 's "Sunflower," both sharing a cheerful catchiness and a bright, colorful feel. The rest of the record -- "Guide Me," "Let Go," "How Stargazer - Various - Heavy Metal - Killing Yourself To Live Did We Go" -- are also from forgotten writers, and they're entirely too generic soft rock, emphasizing that Smotherman had some true skills something that Basic confirmed.
So Southern Nights is a bit of a mixed bag, but those three separate sets of highlights are excellent and help elevate the record to one of Campbell 's better ones, no matter how flawed it ultimately is.
Track Listing. Southern Nights. Allen Toussaint. Glen Campbell. This Is Sarah's Song. Jimmy Webb. For Cryin' Out Loud. Micheal Smotherman. God Only Knows. Neil Diamond. Guide Me. John Jennings. Early Morning Song.
I'm Getting Used to the Crying. Let Go. Brian Cadd. How High Did We Go. Southern Nights Allen Toussaint. Sunflower Neil Diamond. Guide Me John Jennings.
Early Morning Song Jimmy Webb. Let Go Brian Cadd.
Please, Baby, Please (Come On Back To Me) - The Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt - Im A Happy Man, Sweety - Prof. Strunk - Travel, Joe Ignorant - Rest In Pieces - My Rage, Angels Walk With You - Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper, Poor White Trash - Barracudas - Barracudas