By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is a song written by Jimmy Webb. Originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965, it was covered by American country music singer Glen Campbell on his album of the same name. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) named it the third most performed song from 1940 to 1990
In March 1969 the album won the Grammy for Album of the Year (for 1968), the first country album to do so. In February 1968 the album's lead single "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", released October 1967, won Grammys for both Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance (for 1967).
Like "MacArthur Park," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was written by Jimmy Webb about a love affair he had with Suzy Horton, whom he began dating when they were high school students in Colton, California. She caused him considerable anguish when she ran off to Lake Tahoe to work as a dancer; it got worse when she married another guy, inspiring Webb to write "Worst That Could Happen," a hit for the Brooklyn Bridge in 1969. It took up virtually the whole side of an album, but I really liked i. "The whole talking blues thing at the beginning was like a novel - a major opus," he continued
All lyrics from By The Time I Get To Phoenix album, popular Glen Campbell songs with tracklist and information about album. Arranged By. Al De Lory.
The album By the Time I Get to Phoenix won the 1968 Grammy for Album of the Year, the first country album to do so. In 1967 the song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" won two Grammys in the categories Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance References. Top Country Albums number-one album of the year 1968. Succeeded by Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell. v. t. e. Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Album. The Last Time I Saw Her. Anne Murray, Glen Campbell. The Artistry of Glen Campbell. Glen Travis Campbell. I Knew Jesus Before He Was a Star. I Remember Hank Williams. By the Time I Get to Phoenix". Dreams of the Everyday Housewife". Let It Be Me" with Bobbie Gentry.
|A1||By The Time I Get To Phoenix|
|A3||Tomorrow Never Comes|
|A4||Cold December (In Your Heart)|
|A5||My Baby's Gone|
|A6||Back In The Race|
|B1||Hey Little One|
|B3||I'll Be Lucky Someday|
|B4||You're Young And You'll Forget|
|B5||Love Is A Lonesome River|
|ST 2851, ST-2851||Glen Campbell||By The Time I Get To Phoenix (LP, Album, Los)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||ST 2851, ST-2851||US||1967|
|R-00456, S/4579||Glen Campbell||By The Time I Get To Phoenix (LP, Album, Club, RE)||World Record Club, World Record Club||R-00456, S/4579||Australia||1975|
|5C 048-50 705||Glen Campbell||By The Time I Get To Phoenix (LP, Album, RE)||Emidisc||5C 048-50 705||Netherlands||Unknown|
|ST 2851, ST-2851||Glen Campbell||By The Time I Get To Phoenix (LP, Album, Jac)||Capitol Records, Capitol Records||ST 2851, ST-2851||US||1967|
|X 2851||Glen Campbell||By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album)||Capitol Records||X 2851||US||1967|