Price: £17.49
Format: vinyl
Artist: Tim Bowness
CatNo: 88985405441
Tim Bowness's 2017 follow-up to Stupid Things That Mean The World (Top 10 in the UK Rock, Vinyl and Prog charts).
 
Mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson, Lost In The Ghost Light uses a core band of Stephen Bennett, Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Hux Nettermalm (Paatos) and Andrew Booker, plus guests including Kit Watkins (Happy The Man/Camel), Steve Bingham (No-Man), David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel / Kate Bush) and the legendary Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull). Andrew Keeling (Robert Fripp/Hilliard Ensemble/Evelyn Glennie) arranges for string quartet and flute on three of the album's songs.
 
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. Ranging from the hypnotic opener Worlds Of Yesterday to the wistful climax of Distant Summers, via the thrilling rage of Kill The Pain That's Killing You and the orchestral expanse of You'll Be The Silence, the album features some stunning solos and harmonically rich compositions that represent Bowness's most musically ambitious work to date.
 
Jarrod Gosling provides the fantastically detailed artwork, which includes a visual history of the career of the concept's subject.
 
An album unlike any in his back catalogue, Lost In The Ghost Light was released to the best sales, reviews and chart positions of Bowness's career outside of No-Man.
 
Heavyweight black vinyl edition of Lost In The Ghost Light in a gatefold sleeve (with CD). 
LP:
 
Side One:
 
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)
 
Side Two:
 
1. You'll Be The Silence (9.01)
2. Lost In The Ghost Light (1.40)
3. You Wanted To Be Seen (5.32)
4. Distant Summers (4.06)
 
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)
Tim Bowness - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synths and Rhythm Programming on 6
Stephen Bennett - Keyboards, Additional Guitars on 1, 2, 4 and 5
Bruce Soord - Guitars on 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8, Backing Vocals on 1
Colin Edwin - Electric, Fretless and Acoustic Bass Guitars
Hux Nettermalm - Drums on 1, 2 and 5
Andrew Booker - Drums on 3, 4, 7 and 8
 
with
 
Ian Anderson - Flute on 8
Steve Bingham - Violin on 7 and 8
Charlotte Dowding – Violin Ensemble on 3, 4 and 5
Andrew Keeling - String Arrangements on 3, 4 and 5, Flute on 3, 4 and 5, Acoustic Guitars on 4
David Rhodes - Guitar on 3
The ‘unknown’ Pete Smith - Rickenbacker Bass on 7
Kit Watkins - Flute on 1 and 6, Waterphone on 6
 
Produced by Tim Bowness
Additional Production by Stephen Bennett
Mixed and Mastered by Steven Wilson