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