Ghost on the Canvas

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  • Summary: In spite of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, the country pop musician releases a new album.
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Ghost on the Canvas
I know a place between life and death for you and me Best take hold on the threshold of eternity And see the ghost on the canvas People don't see... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Q Magazine
    Sep 21, 2011
    All the things he once did well, he's still doing here. [Oct 2011, p.112]
  2. 80
    The air is predictably valedictory, freighted with reflections on love, faith and intimations of mortality. 'Don't go to any trouble/You know I won't be here long . . . ' he sings in Westerberg's Any Trouble - in a voice as strong and clear as a bell.
  3. Sep 12, 2011
    Ghost on the Canvas is a lovingly produced nod to the musician and his music that summarizes the multiple dimensions of Campbell's remarkable genre-crossing career and, best of all, allows the honoree to help do the honors.
  4. Aug 29, 2011
    It's not a perfect album, but it's honest and ambitious, and it allows Campbell to end his career both on his own terms and on a real high note.
  5. Aug 30, 2011
    Perhaps Ghost on the Canvas doesn't revisit every high in Campbell's history, but it pays honor to his legacy and feels like an appropriate and subtly moving farewell.
  6. Sep 15, 2011
    Lavish with sentimental tunes befitting his patented countrypolitan appeal and troubled past, its songwriters, including Jakob Dylan ("Nothing but the Whole Wide World"), Paul Westerberg, and Robert Pollard, rise to the occasion of Campbell's final class act.
  7. 60
    There's a profound valedictory tone about it, as songwriters such as Jakob Dylan and Paul Westerberg craft material custom-built for Campbell's situation.

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  1. Nov 17, 2012
    In a year that took from us Clarence Clemmons and Amy Winehouse, the year