On Friday, June 21, the expanded four-disc box set Glen Campbell – The Legacy [1961-2017] was released — paying homage to the late, great country music and pop culture icon with a remastered re-release of a compilation that was previously released in 2003.
The initial news release summed it up as follows:
This new edition picks up where the previous one left off and adds songs from Campbell’s thrilling late-career renaissance to paint a complete picture of his peerless and pioneering catalog. Now included are songs from his string of acclaimed albums of the aughts – 2008’s Meet Glen Campbell, 2011’s Ghost On The Canvas, 2014’s soundtrack to his revealing and emotional documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, and 2017’s Adiós, released shortly before he passed away from complications from his long, public battle with Alzheimer’s. This beautiful box set includes a stunning 60-page booklet and updated liner notes by well-known music scribe Joel Selvin who wrote the original liners.
One of the special tracks included on the set is “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which was the final song he recorded in the studio in his life:
The last song Campbell ever recorded was “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” This touching goodbye to his family and fans co-written by him and producer Julian Raymond and recorded with members of The Wrecking Crew, is one of the many high points that round out the box set. The song featured in the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me,” which chronicles Campbell’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and his final tour, won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Country Song and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards. The retrospective culminates with three songs from Campbell’s bucket list album Adiós, recorded while fighting his disease and released in 2017 to universal acclaim: a banjo-filled take on “Everybody’s Talkin,’” country weeper “It Won’t Bring Her Back” and the bittersweet title track, which brought Campbell’s career full circle by reuniting him one last time with his lifelong collaborator Jimmy Webb.
You can currently stream the entire set, featuring all 78 songs and spanning nearly four hours — below, via Spotify: