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Glen Campbell: Live In Japan

Live In Japan is an artifact completely unworthy of the reissue treatment.


Glen Campbell

Live In Japan

Label: Real Gone
US Release Date: 2012-01-24
UK Release Date: 2012-01-24
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The only draw with this rerelease is its previous unavailability outside of Japan, but let's face it: the internet, or more specifically YouTube, has rendered the "live album" an antiquity. Seriously, Real Gone, what are you thinking? Don't you understand how unattractive and anachronistic Live In Japan is, or how awkward ambling through this reissue of it is in 2012, even if it was never available in most regions?

It hardly has anything to do with the content or the performance, which is what makes insubstantial rereleases of mediocre albums so difficult to review - Glen is in fine form, per usual - it's the vibe, the "audience track", the classic rock radio flashbacks and the fact that this is an album that was released almost 40 years ago.

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