Personnel: Glen Campbell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (vocals, keyboards); Chris Isaak, Shannon Campbell, Eric Dover, Eric Skodis, Julian Raymond, Katie Cole (vocals); Tim Pierce (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Jason Falkner (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); George Doering (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin); Corky James (acoustic guitar); Dick Dale, Peter Molstrom, Michael Ward , Rick Nielsen, Steve Hunter, Todd Youth, Wendy Melvoin, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer (electric guitar); Marty Rifkin (dobro); Jessie Green (violin); Danny Levin (trumpet); Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Kim Bullard, Zac Rac (keyboards); Josh Freese, Aaron Sterling, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums).
Audio Mixers: Howard Willing; Julian Raymond.
Liner Note Author: Glen Campbell.
Recording information: East West Studios; Henson Studios; Sunset sound; Sunset sound Factory.
Photographers: Chris Anthony; Collin Stark.
Arranger: Julian Raymond.
In June of 2011, Glen Campbell, 75 years old, announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In spite of the ailment, he finished and released an album, Ghost on the Canvas, at the end of the summer and announced plans for a tour that was to be his farewell to the music business.
Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "GHOST is a baroquely arranged drama that echoes his string-swelled Seventies hits."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] powerfully resonant singer's farewell, and a last reminder of just how special he's been for so long."
Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is an attempt to produce the final statement of a man facing the dimunition of his faculties, and death. It's a delicate balance, but the obvious sincerity of Campbell's performance overcomes any qualms about what could be an exploitative concept."