Monday, September 8, 2014
– Glen Campbell, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, has recorded his last song.
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for a new documentary, "Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me." Produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios. The song will be released on Sept. 30 to all digital retailers.
The movie showcases the singer and his music throughout Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's. Directed and produced by James Keach (producer of "Walk The Line") and produced by Trevor Albert ("Groundhog Day"), the film opens in New York on Oct. 30,followed by a national release to 50 cities.
Big Machine Records will release a soundtrack for the film that also features The Band Perry, who previously paid tribute to Campbell during the 2012 Grammy Awards. The project also features Campbell's daughter Ashley who performs an original song.
"We are so honored to not only release Glen Campbell's final recording, but to be associated with such a profound film that will help raise awareness of those suffering from Alzheimer's and spotlight the important role of those who care for them, " saidBig Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta who serves as the project's Executive Producer with Keach.
The EP tracks include:
1. I'm Not Gonna Miss You
2. Gentle On My Mind (performed by The Band Perry)
3. Home Again (performed by Ashley Campbell)
4. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium)
5. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium)
A complete soundtrack featuring additional tracks from the film will be released later this fall.
Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge (from U2), Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Band Perry appear in the film.