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  • Summary: Recorded in 2012-2013, the 64th and final studio album for singer-songwriter (who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011) features guest appearances from Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, and Vince Gill.
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  • Record Label: Universal
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, Country-Pop
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Postcard from Paris
Dear friend of my mine Weather's fine Today, I saw some ruins Of the Roman world's decline And I climbed all those Spanish steps You've heard of... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    80
    Though he recorded Adiós in the same sessions that yielded See You There, Campbell’s voice sounds better on this record: slightly aged, but still remarkably rich and surprisingly versatile.
  2. Uncut
    Jun 16, 2017
    80
    He signs off with a collection of mostly familiar songs, including three others by Webb, Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's All Right," Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" and a sublime version of the Dickey Lee heartbreaker "She Thinks I Still Care." [Aug 2017, p.15]
  3. Jun 9, 2017
    70
    Adiós ultimately seems more like a coda than a grand farewell, with the album displaying a suitable modesty that suits the somewhat reduced circumstances of the artist. But it's also a potent reminder of Glen Campbell's talent, style, and musical legacy, and this album is the recorded curtain call he truly deserves.
  4. Jun 9, 2017
    70
    Campbell really thrives on Adios when given top-shelf material that digs a little deeper into more traditional country sounds.
  5. Jun 9, 2017
    60
    Interspersed, however, with Campbell's finest performances are several moments that fall short on a record that occasionally feels like a forced final effort. ... Ultimately, though, it's Campbell's voice, still nimble and newly haunting in its frailty, that makes Adiós a worthy conclusion from the legendary singer.
  6. Jun 23, 2017
    60
    Unable to hold a guitar for the majority of the sessions, his progressing dementia making it difficult to remember lyrics, it is nonetheless a celebratory affair laced with surprisingly black humour.
  7. Jun 19, 2017
    57
    Adiós doesn't add much to Campbell’s legacy--the comeback records of recent years formed a fitting final act--but it’s a pleasant postscript, a wistful reminder of the joys a great musician once gave.