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Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Aug 15, 2013
    100
    Producers Dave Kaplan and Dave Darling have sanded the new arrangements of smooth oldies such as Gentle on My Mind down to the rough grain. The result is a deeply moving record--a warm, valedictory squeeze of the listener’s hand from the cowboy hunk.
  2. Aug 13, 2013
    88
    There's little studio sweetening applied to Campbell's boy-next-door voice, a smart move that gives his age and condition the honest respect he's earned in what's been a difficult but brave fight.
  3. Aug 23, 2013
    80
    New versions of Wichita Lineman and Gentle On My Mind are sparser than the originals, if no less affecting, but pale in comparison to the impossibly tender reading of By The Time I Get To Phoenix.
  4. Magnet
    Aug 16, 2013
    80
    [It] only adds to the glory of his catalog. [No. 101, p.53]
  5. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    If this proves to be the country legend's final album, it's a mighty and very fine way to bow out.
  6. Uncut
    Aug 6, 2013
    80
    No one can actually improve on the perfection of "Wichita Lineman," but the version of "Rhinestone Cowboy" included here, stripped down to grunge guitar and a Willie Nelson-esque vocal, is bold and definitive. [Aug 2013, p.68]
  7. Mojo
    Aug 6, 2013
    80
    Except for hitting the odd unfamiliar note, as on an exquisitely lap-steel and fingerpicked Galveston, the singer's vocals sound unchanged, still keening and honey-pure. [Aug 2013, p.89]
  8. Sep 5, 2013
    70
    See You There is still quite a marvelous record with many more peaks than valleys.
  9. Aug 13, 2013
    70
    The results in no way surpass those towering originals--how could they, when songs such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston” are towering peaks on the map of popular music? These new takes do offer some worthy alternative perspectives.
  10. Aug 13, 2013
    70
    What could be a late-game throwaway instead has near-definitive versions of "Wichita Lineman," "Galve­ston" and "Gentle on My Mind," conjuring the originals with a patina of age and minus the arrangement lard.
  11. 70
    Surprisingly the results are pretty great and even if they won’t make you forget the often charmingly dated originals.
  12. See You There revisits his classics as well as finding room for one new track and a beauty of an alternate version of "What I Wouldn't Give."
  13. 70
    See You There may turn out to be Glen Campbell’s swansong and, if that is the case, it’s a fair testimony to the man.
  14. Aug 6, 2013
    70
    The music wisely remains sombre; eschewing the cheesy crescendo you kinda fear is coming at the chorus only for it to stick to gloom as the vocals reach to be optimistic.
  15. Q Magazine
    Jan 27, 2014
    60
    This final testament is all the more heart-breaking for the fact we'll never hear from Campbell again. [Oct 2013, p.99]
  16. Aug 12, 2013
    60
    Here, he remains in fine, yet undeniably altered, voice; the power of his interpretations is undimmed even as intimacy overtakes their former lushness.
  17. Aug 6, 2013
    60
    While the arrangements are relatively unadorned compared to the original versions, Campbell's voice is strong, and the overall results are a dignified last letter to his fans. There may be little appeal beyond that.
  18. Aug 12, 2013
    50
    No matter how carefully constructed this whole enterprise is, See You There doesn't carry the same weight as Ghost on the Canvas.
  19. 40
    This collection of re-recorded hits and newer material lacks both that album's imaginative approach and its understated nobility.

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