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Lost In The Ghost Light

a Studio release
by
Tim Bowness

Release Year: 2017

Date Label Catalog # Comments
17 Feb 2017 InsideOut Music Limited media book CD/DVD edition with hi-res stereo files and Bruce Soord 5.1 surround mixes of both the Lost In The Ghost Light and Stupid Things That Mean The World albums
17 Feb 2017 InsideOut Music Extremely limited hand-numbered heavyweight gold vinyl edition of Lost In The Ghost Light in a gatefold cover (with CD in polythene sleeve).
17 Feb 2017 InsideOut Music Heavyweight black vinyl edition of Lost In The Ghost Light in a gatefold cover (with CD in polythene sleeve).

Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson,

Lost In The Ghost Light is a concept album revolving around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional 'classic' Rock musician in the twilight of his career.  Jarrod Gosling provides the detailed artwork, which includes a visual history of the career of the concept's subject.

 

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/1/2017 12:17:00 PM by: DBSilver

CD:

  1. Worlds Of Yesterday - 5.41
  2. Moonshot Manchild - 8.58
  3. Kill The Pain That's Killing You - 3.44
  4. Nowhere Good To Go - 4.46
  5. You'll Be The Silence - 9.01
  6. Lost In The Ghost Light - 1.40
  7. You Wanted To Be Seen - 5.32
  8. Distant Summers - 4.06

DVD:

Lost In The Ghost Light - DTS 24/96 5.1 Surround / PCM 24/96 Stereo:
  1. Worlds Of Yesterday - 5.41
  2. Moonshot Manchild - 8.58
  3. Kill The Pain That's Killing You - 3.44
  4. Nowhere Good To Go - 4.46
  5. You'll Be The Silence - 9.01
  6. Lost In The Ghost Light - 1.40
  7. You Wanted To Be Seen - 5.32
  8. Distant Summers - 4.06
Stupid Things That Mean The World - DTS 24/96 5.1 Surround / PCM 24/96 Stereo:
  1. The Great Electric Teenage Dream - 3.58
  2. Sing To Me - 5.46
  3. Where You've Always Been - 4.07
  4. Stupid Things That Mean The World - 3.05
  5. Know That You Were Loved - 6.44
  6. Press Reset - 3.54
  7. All These Escapes - 3.06
  8. Everything You're Not - 3.40
  9. Everything But You - 1.12
  10. Soft William - 1.40
  11. At The End Of The Holiday - 4.58
  • Photo gallery 

Tim Bowness
Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synths and Rhythm Programming (6)


Stephen Bennett
Keyboards, Additional Guitars (1, 2, 4, 5)


Bruce Soord
Guitars (1, 3, 5, 7, 8), Backing Vocals (1)


Hux Nettermalm
Drums (1, 2, 5)


Andrew Booker
Drums (3, 4, 7, 8)


Colin Edwin
Electric, Fretless and Acoustic Bass Guitars


With:

Ian Anderson: Flute (8)
Steve Bingham: Violin (7, 8)
Charlotte Dowding: Violin Ensemble (3, 4, 5)
Andrew Keeling: String Arrangements (3, 4, 5), Flute (3, 4, 5), Acoustic Guitars (4)
David Rhodes: Guitar (3)
The ‘unknown’
Pete Smith: Rickenbacker Bass (7)
Kit Watkins: Flute (1, 6), Waterphone (6)

Reviewed by Marc on 14 Feb 2017


The least we can say is that Tim Bowness is not known for his heavy and intense music. Still, his two most recent solo albums featured a good number of famous Prog musicians (i.e. Pat Mastelotto, Peter Hammill, Bruce Soord...) that contributed to introduce some Prog Rock elements in his songs. On his third album in less than three years, and even though some of his famous guests are back, Lost In The Ghost Light is a less ambitious project than his two previous records.

What we get on here are mellow Art Rock songs that rely mostly on Bowness' singing and on keyboards. A couple of tracks are long (8 to 9 minutes) but they are basically normal songs streched out by nice and calm solos. I can't help myself from thinking of some of Tony Banks' solo material (i.e. Lucky Me, For a While...) or his ballads for the trio version of Genesis (i.e. Me and Sarah Jane, Many Too Many, Guide Vocal...).

Personnally I pretty much always enjoy Tim Bowness' songs (and also Tony Bank's ballads, unless he puts himself on automatic pilot) and there is nothing on Lost In The Ghost Light that will contribute to changing my mind. To make a wine lover's analogy, Lost In The Ghost Light is perhaps not a great vintage wine, but I'll certainly enjoy it on a number of occasions.