Galveston (album)

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Galveston
Glen Campbell Galveston album cover.jpg
Studio album by Glen Campbell
Released March 1969
Recorded 1969
Studio Capitol Recording Studio,
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country, pop
Length 28:07
Label Capitol
Producer Al De Lory
Glen Campbell chronology
Wichita Lineman
(1968)Wichita Lineman1968
Galveston
(1968)
True Grit
(1969)True Grit1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Galveston is the thirteenth album by American singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1969 by Capitol Records.[1] The album was a major hit for Campbell, reaching number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and generated the number one hit single on the Hot Country Singles and Easy Listening charts, "Galveston", written by Jimmy Webb, who also wrote the follow-up single, "Where's the Playground Susie", which peaked at number 28 on the Hot Country Singles chart, and number 10 on the Easy Listening chart.[1]

Critical response[edit]

In his review for Allmusic, Bruce Eder gave the album four and a half out of five stars, calling it "a smooth, lively, sentimental, and occasionally even exciting album."[1] Eder concluded that the album "shows off the romantic, the virtuoso, and the country sides of Campbell's persona about as well as any album he ever cut."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Galveston" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:39
  2. "Take My Hand for a While" (Buffy Sainte-Marie) – 2:41
  3. "If This Is Love" (Glen Campbell, Bill Ezell) – 2:08
  4. "Today" (Randy Sparks) – 2:29
  5. "Gotta Have Tenderness" (Ramona Redd, Mitch Torok) – 2:09
  6. "Friends" (Dick Bowman, Glen Campbell) – 2:31
Side 2
  1. "Where's the Playground Susie" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:55
  2. "Time" (Michel Merchant) – 2:42
  3. "Until It's Time for You to Go" (Buffy Sainte-Marie) – 3:02
  4. "Oh What a Woman" (Jerry Hubbard) – 2:39
  5. "Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin' You" (Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate) – 1:51

Personnel[edit]

Music
Production

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (United States)

Chart Entry date Peak position No. of weeks
Billboard Country Albums 04/05/1969 1(11) 26
Billboard 200 04/12/1969 2(1) 42

SinglesBillboard (United States)

Year Single Hot Country Singles Hot 100 Easy Listening
1969 "Galveston" 1 3 1
1969 "Where's the Playground Susie?" 28 26 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Eder, Bruce. "Galveston". Allmusic. Retrieved November 2, 2012.