Basic (Glen Campbell album)

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Basic
Glen Campbell Basic album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1978
Recorded1978, Lagniappe, Sherman Oaks, California
GenreCountry pop
Length33:34
LabelCapitol
ProducerGlen Campbell, Tom Thacker
Glen Campbell chronology
Live at the Royal Festival Hall
(1977)
Basic
(1978)
Highwayman
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link

Basic is the thirty-fourth album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Micheal Smotherman; except where indicated
Side 1:

  1. "(You've Got To) Sing It Nice and Loud for Me Sonny" (Michael Smotherman, Marc Durham) - 2:45
  2. "Stranger in the Mirror" - 3:44
  3. "Can You Fool" - 3:08
  4. "I See Love" - 2:13
  5. "(When I Feel Like) I Got No Love in Me" - 3:24

Side 2:

  1. "Love Takes You Higher" - 2:39
  2. "Never Tell Me No Lies" - 2:18
  3. "I'm Gonna Love You" - 3:22
  4. "California" - 3:31
  5. "Let's All Sing a Song About It" (Smotherman, Billy Burnette) - 3:14
  6. "Grafhaidh Me Thu" - 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers - Glen Campbell, Tom Thacker
  • Recording Engineer - Chuck Mellone
  • Mastered - Wally Traugott, Capitol studios
  • String arrangements - TJ Kuenster, Larry Muhoberac
  • Photography - Norman Seeff

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Chart Entry date Peak position No. of weeks
Billboard Country Albums 12/09/1978 17 15
Billboard 200 12/16/1978 164 5

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Hot Country Singles Hot 100 Easy Listening
1978 "Can You Fool" 16 38 7
1979 "I'm Gonna Love You" 13 - 38
1979 "California" 45 - -

References[edit]

  • Welles, Robin (7 January 1979). "Records". Reading Eagle: 92. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  • Reilly, Peter (1979). "Popular Discs and Tapes". Stereo Review. 42: 96. Retrieved 15 January 2010.