So, okay. I'm up to that challenge. I was born in 1956, and a lot of the albums I first loved came out between 1968 and 1972 or so. One of the first albums I ever bought with my own money was Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman. This record featured a lot of really fine songwriting, which impressed me as a literary-minded boy. The fact that songs could tell stories, could even be at times high poetry, really meant something to me.
The Wichita Lineman album featured many fine songs, including "Reason to Believe," which would probably rank high on my best-songs-ever list. But the title track, written by the great Jimmy Webb, deserves to be featured here .I've chosen a live version from a much older Glen Campbell.