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Holy Ghosts (Orchestral Reworks from Union Chapel / Pro Patria Mori)

Ian McCulloch Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EDSEL.
  • ASIN: B00BL5K256
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Bring on the Dancing Horses (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 4:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rescue (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 4:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Idolness of Gods (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 4:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 2:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Pro Patria Mori (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 3:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Angels and Devils (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Nothing Lasts Forever (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 5:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Arthur (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 3:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Candleland (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 3:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Killing Moon (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 4:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. All My Colours (Zimbo) [Live at Union Chapel] 3:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Watch Me Land (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 3:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Fountain (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 4:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Somewhere in My Dreams (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Lips Like Sugar (Orchestral Reworkings Live at Union Chapel) 5:57£0.69  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Different Trees 3:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Empty as a House 3:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lift Me Up 4:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pro Patria Mori 4:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Raindrop on the Sun 3:08£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fiery Flame 3:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Party's Over 5:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Watch Me Land 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Me and David Bowie 5:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Somewhere in My Dreams 3:42£0.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Product Description

Ian McCulloch has announced the release of Holy Ghosts , featuring two unique discs of new and stunning recordings.

The first is a collection of orchestral re-workings of classic Echo & The Bunnymen and solo tracks, originally recorded during McCulloch s show at the Union Chapel in 2012, mixed and produced by Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve)
The second disc is the new studio album Pro Patria Mori that showcases ten new songs, highlighting an exciting new direction in McCulloch s solo work and completes a fantastic package.

Product Description

File : ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN. Fan-funded 2012 solo album "Pro Patria Mori" plus a BONUS 19-track live disc of orchestral reworkings of solo and Echo & The Bunnymen songs, recorded at The Union Chapel in London in May 2012.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mac at his best 17 April 2013
By AnnieG
Format:Audio CD
A real treasure and highlight of my collection. Love the combination of classic McCulloch and new studio recordings although it's CD 1 (orchestral reworks) that will see the most spins for me.

CD 1 is a relative best of Echo and the Bunnymen with chilling new versions of highlight tracks like Rescue, Nothing lasts Forever, Killing Moon and Bring On The Dancing sti Horses stripped back to an acoustic with Mac's voice shining with every track bolstered by new string arrangements. I prefer a lot of these to the originals and is worth the mere 10 quid price alone!

CD 2 is his new studio album Pro Patria Mori which is good, but not mind blowing. Best of his solo works by a mile but not a patch on the orchestral reworks but the title track, somewhere in my dreams and most definitely Watch Me Land sizing up well in McCulloch's songbook.

It's a great price for a well put together 2CD collection which features all the lyrics from Pro Patria Mori and offers something really compelling for fans and newcomers to Bunnymen's music. I must buy
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2.0 out of 5 stars Is it just me? 13 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
I am a long time follower of both Echo & the Bunnymen and Mac's solo work but certainly don't fall into the sycophant bracket.
I find very little to like on either of these albums.
Pro Patria Mori seems a weak (even half-hearted) effort, the songs sound like rehashed versions of songs from The Fountain or Sliding (both of which I liked). I found the lyrics to be simplistic to the point of being childish, especially evident in Me & David Bowie and the cringeworthy opener Different Trees.

I have to admit I was never a fan of live albums and the Union Chapel recordings do nothing to win me over. Mac's voice sounds brittle and lifeless, the re-workings do not improve the original recordings. No revelatory moments here for me, sorry Mac.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great "Deluxe" McCulloch/Edsel Release 18 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
So I missed out on the whole PledgeMusic thing and didn't purchase "Pro Patria Mori" or "Live at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral" via that arrangement. I'm not terribly upset as this "Holy Ghost" two disc serves nicely to give me the studio "Pro Patria Mori" disc AND an altogether different live performance on the second disc named "Orchestral Reworks from The Union Chapel". It's this live CD that's caused some confusion and had left me wondering if it was the same show with an alternate track list, edited time(s), etc. It is, in fact, not the same. "Orchestral Reworks" times in at 59.5 minutes w/15 tracks while "Liverpool Anglican Cathedral" runs 80 minutes with 19 tracks. They are both great in their own right. I prefer the "...Reworks" track listing but favor the more lively setting (clearly audible) within "...Liverpool". Just to be perfectly clear, if it wasn't obvious already, I bought both and couldn't be happier. Nice job Mr. McCulloch and please do come back to Chicago sometime very soon (I'm still suffering from the March 2012 postponed/cancelled show).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 11 Jun 2014
By Charlie
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite CD's at the moment. Loved the stunning version of Bring On the Dancing Horses. I saw Echo & The Bunnymen live at The Troxy recently. Ian McCulloch was just brilliant. They have still gorrit! Buy this CD! X
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Ghosts. 16 Nov 2013
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Great product and transaction. Why do I have to write all these words? Fab artist, music and cd. Was there when it was recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 29 Aug 2013
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Absolutely love this cd. Some excellent stuff here from ian mcculloch. Adore his bunnymen & solo stuff alike! Great listening material
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!! 9 Aug 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed the orchestral rewordings of classic tunes on disc 1. Disc 2 of original songs is good, but is probably not Ian McCullochs best album. Worth having for Disc 1 alone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ian McCulloch, Holy Ghosts. 21 Jun 2013
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I love this album, but then I'm an Echo and the Bunnymen fan. There are some wonderful moments on this, however, as with most live albums (except for the exceptional Athlete at the Union Chapel) there are moments that seem a bit long drawn out. This is a great album though for all that.
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