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JOHN GRANT

pale green ghosts

bella union



cd

Released: 11th Mar 2013

£7.99


limited deluxe 2cd

Released: 11th Mar 2013

out of stock


2lp + cd

Released: 11th Mar 2013

£18.99


if you're expecting the czars' mainman to deliver a straight up follow-up to the rapturously received 'queen of denmark', then you're in for something of a surprise here, albeit a rather splendid one.

there's a large portion of synthesisers & beats which, given Grant’s enduring love of vintage synth-pop & industrial dance, feels completely natural. If 'Queen Of Denmark' is Grant’s ‘70s album, channelling the spirits of Karen Carpenter & Bread, then 'Pale Green Ghosts' is his 80s album, recorded with Biggi Veira of electro-popsters gusgus. the title track is a panoramic, brooding classic with sinead o'connor's goose-bumping backing vocals, while ‘Sensitive New Age Guy’ & ‘Black Belt’ have been retrieved from new wave clubs. ‘You Don’t Have To’ sees his influences blending together & features the distinct spacey Moog sounds of 'Queen Of Denmark'. midlake & bowie channelled through the dark synths of depeche mode, trentemoller & these new puritans - wonderful!

pale green ghosts

Tracklist

  1. Pale Green Ghosts
  2. Black Belt
  3. GMF
  4. Vietnam
  5. It Doesn’t Matter to Him
  6. Why Don’t You Love Me Anymore
  7. You Don’t Have To
  8. Sensitive New Age Guy
  9. Ernest Borgnine
  10. I Hate This Town
  11. Glacier

DISC 2 (limited deluxe version only)

  1. Black Belt (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)
  2. Black Belt (Gluteus Maximus Vocal Remix)
  3. Pale Green Ghosts (NIVOLT Remix)
  4. Pale Green Ghosts (NO CEREMONY /// Remix)
  5. Why Don’t You Love Me (NIVOLT Remix)
  6. Why Don’t You Love Me (Bon Homme Remix)