By the Time I Get to Phoenix (album)

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By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Glen Campbell By the Time I Get to Phoenix album cover.jpg
Studio album by Glen Campbell
Released November 1967
Recorded 1967
Capitol Recording Studio,
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country, Folk
Label Capitol Records
Producer Al De Lory
Nick Venet
Glen Campbell chronology
Gentle on My Mind
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Hey Little One
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

By the Time I Get to Phoenix is the seventh album by American singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1967 by Capitol Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:42
  2. "Homeward Bound" (Paul Simon) – 2:37
  3. "Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ernest Tubb, Johnny Bond) – 2:27
  4. "Cold December (In Your Heart)" (Alex Hassilev) – 2:27
  5. "My Baby's Gone" (Hazel Houser) – 2:50
  6. "Back in the Race" (Glen Campbell, Vic Dana) – 1:56
Side 2
  1. "Hey Little One" (Dorsey Burnette, Barry De Vorzon) – 2:30
  2. "Bad Seed" (Bill Anderson) – 2:18
  3. "I'll Be Lucky Someday" (Lee Martin, Dick McBride, Bob Wills) – 2:24
  4. "You're Young and You'll Forget" (Jerry Reed) – 2:15
  5. "Love is a Lonesome River" (Glen Campbell, Kella Christian) – 2:05


  • Al De Lory – producer, arranger, conductor
  • Nick Venet – producer ("Tomorrow Never Comes")
  • Mort Garson – arranger ("Cold December" and "Bad Seed")
  • Leon Russell – arranger ("My Baby's Gone")
  • Jimmie Haskell – arranger ("Tomorrow Never Comes")
  • Ed Simpson/Capitol Photo Studio – photography


AlbumBillboard (United States)

Entry date Chart Peak position
12/30/1967 Billboard Country Albums 1
Billboard Top LPs 15

Singles – Billboard (United States)

Year Single Hot 100 Hot Country
1967 "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" 26 2 12
1968 "Hey Little One" 54 13 20


The album By the Time I Get to Phoenix won the 1968 Grammy for Album of the Year, the first country album to do so. In 1967 the song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" won two Grammys in the categories Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance.[2] In 2004 "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.[3][4]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Official Grammy website
  3. ^ Official Grammy website Grammy Hall of Fame Awards
  4. ^ Basham, David (February 28, 2002). "Got Charts? Expect 'O Brother' Sales Boost After Unexpected Win". MTV. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
Preceded by
There Goes My Everything by Jack Greene
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
Succeeded by
Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell