Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Adiós

First recorded by Linda Ronstadt (1989).
Hit album version by Glen Campbell (2017).
Also recorded by Jimmy Webb (1993).

From the wiki: “‘Adiós’ was written by hit songwriter Jimmy Webb (‘Up, Up and Away‘,’By the Time I Get to Phoenix‘), and was first recorded by Linda Ronstadt in 1989 for her album Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Webb recorded his own arrangement in 1993 for his album Suspending Disbelief.

“The song became more widely, and poignantly, known, in 2017 when Glen Campbell’s recording was released two months before his death in August, 2017, and also used as the title song of his final album, Adiós. Featuring twelve songs Campbell had long loved but never recorded, the album was made with the help of producer and longtime collaborator Carl Jackson. Singers Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Campbell’s children Ashley, Shannon and Cal also make guest appearances.

“The album was released on June 9, 2017. The only single from the album is the title track, which was released on July 25, 2017, two weeks before his death. The album debuted at #40 on Billboard 200, Campbell’s 16th Top-40 album on the chart. It also debuted at #7 on Top Country Albums, his 19th Top-10 album on that chart.”

Jimmy Webb, “Adios” (1993):

Glen Campbell, “Adios” (2017):

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