Gran­ite City stage set for grate­ful Glen’s good­bye “Al­most like a home­com­ing” Mu­sic tal­ents cel­e­brate new record re­leases

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - MUSIC SCENE - By Eoin Smith By Sean Wal­lace

Stone­haven’s Copy Haho.

IT IS with a heavy heart coun­try le­gend Glen Camp­bell will play his last ever Bri­tish show in Aberdeen. STONE­HAVEN’S finest in­die ex­ports – Copy Haho – re­lease their self-ti­tled de­but al­bum on their own la­bel, Slow Learner. The al­bum is a mostly up­beat af­fair, packed full of sum­mery in­die tunes. It’s al­to­gether more co­he­sive than their last EP, Bred For Skills And Magic, and may well be one of the al­bums of the year. Bassist Richard Scott said: “This is the first re­lease of ours that peo­ple have been ac­tively look­ing for­ward to. “You’d think this would make us very ner­vous but it has the op­po­site ef­fect re­ally; it’s very en­cour­ag­ing. “The mo­ment we all have a vinyl copy in our hands will be a ‘con­tented sigh’ mo­ment for sure! “We recorded the al­bum in 10 days straight at Chem19 in Hamil­ton, and our friend Si­mon Ward – who plays in a re­ally great band called Er­rors – mixed the al­bum at his stu­dio. “His brother Steven mas­tered the al­bum. I can’t stress enough how en­joy­able it was to work with all three.

SHOW­MAN: Glen Camp­bell live. SCREEN HIT: Glen Camp­bell in True Grit. Af­ter a ca­reer span­ning six decades the Rhine­stone Cow­boy will bow out in the Gran­ite City. And the 75-year-old ex­pects an emo­tional farewell when he takes to the Mu­sic Hall stage on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 9. Speak­ing from his home in Arkansas he said: “It is the Good­bye Tour so it will be emo­tional when I play that fi­nal show in Aberdeen. “Hav­ing that show in Scot­land has ex­tra sig­nif­i­cance as I have an­ces­tors from that coun­try. “I have an emo­tional bond with Scot­land, and Ire­land, and it is al­most like a home­com­ing when I am there. “The ocean in Scot­land is spe­cial to me, I love to hear the waves crash­ing,” Glen added. “Play­ing in Scot­land has al­ways held a place in my heart so it is fit­ting that the fi­nal show is in Aberdeen. “I aim to put on a mem­o­rable show.” Glen has packed so much into his long ca­reer. He’s a Grammy award-win­ning song­writer, chart-top­per and star of Os­car-win­ning film True Grit. With world­wide record sales in ex­cess of 45 mil­lion, not only did he col­lab­o­rate with Elvis Pres­ley and Frank Si­na­tra, he also counted them as close friends. Glen may be say­ing farewell to Bri­tain, but he has not ruled out still per­form­ing back home in the States. “I love play­ing live so much I will prob­a­bly keep go­ing un­til I drop down,” he laughed, his rough South­ern drawl crack­ling. “It all de­pends on how long I live, I guess. “At the mo­ment ev­ery­thing is great and I feel on top of the world.” Glen will head­line the Mu­sic Hall to pro­mote Ghost On The Can­vas, a raw re­turn to ba­sics. Stripped down to acous­tic gui­tar his voice is given the space to breathe and soak up all his ex­pe­ri­ence. “It’s a good al­bum,” he said. “I’m very pleased with it.” Glen then burst into song, his rough-edged voice sud­denly soft­en­ing. Down the crack­ling line from the US, he sang: ‘The spirit al­ways knows what it sees. “I know a place be­tween life and death for you and me. “Like the ghost on the can­vas.” Haunt­ing – it sent shivers down my spine. “That’s a great song and a fit­ting ti­tle to the al­bum,” said Glen of the song writ­ten by Paul Wester­berg, for­mer lead singer of The Re­place­ments. “Ghost on the Can­vas is


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