- The big break came in 2015, when a man named Ryota Masuko, himself something of a legend in the record-collecting business, emailed Glenn-Copeland from Japan to ask if he had any stock of Keyboard Fantasies, which had originally sold about 50 copies. Sure, Glenn replied, and shipped over three cassette tapes. They sold out, so he sent three more. Those went, too, and word started to spread. “Inside of a month, I had offers from 10 record companies,” he said. In 2016, Keyboard Fantasies was reissued and instantly recognized for the classic it has always been.
Since he began touring, Glenn-Copeland has been both astonished by the age of his fans and struck by how wounded they seem. After a show, one said to him, “Thank you for what you said about us. We only hear how selfish we are.” Glenn-Copeland was rent to the heart, and made a decision: “I’m going to travel and go out and sing as a way to be able to talk to them—to talk about how thrilled we are, how much they are needed, and how happy we are to see them!”