I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star)

I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star) is the 24th album by American singer/guitarist Glen Campbell, released in 1973.

I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star)
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1973
Recorded1973
StudioHollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
GenreCountry
LabelCapitol
ProducerJimmy Bowen
Glen Campbell chronology
Glen Travis Campbell
(1972)
I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star)
(1973)
I Remember Hank Williams
(1973)
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Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star)" (Neal Hefti, Seymore Styne) – 2:50
  2. "I Take It On Home" (Kenny O'Dell) – 3:11
  3. "Sold American" (Kinky Freidman) – 3:22
  4. "I Want to Be with You Always" (Lefty Frizzell) – 2:18
  5. "If Not for You" (Bob Dylan) – 2:46

Side twoEdit

  1. "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" (Bill C. Graham) – 2:46
  2. "You're the One" (Bob Morrison) – 2:42
  3. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton) – 4:24
  4. "On This Road" (Ted Hamilton) – 2:18
  5. "Someday Soon" (Ian Tyson) – 2:16

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ChartsEdit

AlbumBillboard (United States)

Chart Entry date Peak position No. of weeks
Billboard 200 September 6, 1973 154 6
Billboard Country Albums September 6, 1973 13 9

SinglesBillboard (United States)

Year Single Hot Country Singles Hot 100 Easy Listening
1973 "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star)" 48 45 26