Reviewed by Phil Thomson
Have you ever stood in front of a modern painting and thought 'I could do that,' then it dawns on you that the simplicity, the sheer economy of the work belies the years the artist has spent searching, maturing, working to hone the craft? Wings Of Victory fits neatly into that picture. It is a long way down the track for the Witchitaw Lineman, haunted by million sellers and the silver screen, yet it would be surprising if we were offered anything less than a seamless production, rich in texture and emotion, from so consummate a 'star1 as Glen Campbell. Thankfully, the songs themselves leave the message intact. That distinctive, re-assuring voice never takes over. What we are offered is the sincerity of a faith hard won; an uplifting album of songs full of subtle country cross-over and revealing insights - "Shelter From The Storm", "Only One Life", "Second To None", "I Will Arise" - in effect, familiar territory, until you take that second look, and discover other layers, new ways of seeing with the heart.
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