Rare Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb Show Coming To CD and DVD
Conqueroo sent over these details: In Session was taped in 1983 in the Hamilton, Ontario studios of CHCH-TV. The syndicated Canadian concert TV series was conceived and produced by Ian Milne Anderson as a way of pairing artists with deep mutual admiration, such as Campbell and Webb, B.B. King and Larry Carlton, Dr. John and Johnny Winter, and Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. (The King-Vaughan appearance is available on a Stax Records CD/DVD set also titled In Session.)
Campbell remains one of Webb's closest friends. "What is happening with Glen, which is basically his long goodbye, is really one of the most painful things I've been through in my life," said the songwriter of Campbell's public battle with Alzheimer's disease. "There's no way it can compare to what has happened with the family, but in terms of someone outside the family, I would have to be the one who feels the most."
To be released on the heels of Campbell's Goodbye Tour, the In Session CD/DVD collection includes not only rare, previously unreleased Campbell/Webb performances of some of Campbell's biggest hits, but also features a version of Webb's "MacArthur Park" (best known for the rendition by Richard Harris), plus "Sunshower," "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," and "Still Within the Sound of My Voice" — all gems from the pen of Webb. This collection is also interspersed with excerpts from an interview with Webb and engaging and insightful reminiscences between the two legendary artists.