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Review: Glen Campbell's 'Goodbye Tour' is a bittersweet celebration at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater

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Country crooner Glen Campbell arrived in Clearwater Wednesday night for the first of two sold-out shows at the Capitol Theatre, as part of his "Goodbye Tour" -- the final shows the singer, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, will play for his public.

All night, the crowd of 485 offered Campbell standing ovation after standing ovation, even as he slurred a few lines to hits like Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman. Because for every missed moment, there were others, writes Sean Daly, that more than hit the mark:

Campbell's voice has always been as cozy as his demeanor, a honeyed mid-range delivery that can go up the ladder for the high-lonesome notes. Cocktail-lounge swooner Didn't We and big ol' weeper I Can't Stop Loving You were almost flawless, sterling showmanship greeted with swells of applause — and maybe relief, too. You couldn't help but root for this guy.

Click here for Sean's full review.

Campbell will return to the Capitol Thursday night for another sold-out show. Click here for details.

Photo: Jim Damaske, tbt*

[Last modified: Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:13am]

    

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