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Holy Ghosts [VINYL] [Limited Edition, Import]

Ian McCulloch Vinyl
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Vinyl (30 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Demon Records UK
  • ASIN: B00DPH7OGI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475,317 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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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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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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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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
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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 good. 3 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
well done ian
can not fault what you have done here,nothing more to on the bloke my hero you are so carnt write anything bad
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 12 days ago by Alex Chalmers
5.0 out of 5 stars ian mccllouch
I played this a few days ago I have lots of Liverpool music black cilla black cast coral china chrises Christians billy fury Gerry and the pacemakers billy j Kramer Frankie goes to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by paul david hurst
4.0 out of 5 stars Ian McCulloch, Holy Ghosts.
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... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ziggy Starstruck
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Was a little wary that the new album was being bundled with a live album. However, the album is good and the live album is nothing short of excellent.
Published 13 months ago by TCW
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Superb reworking of classic tracks in a live setting. The maturing fragility of his voice provides a different dynamic to familiar favorites. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ten Men
4.0 out of 5 stars Echo and the Bunnymen fan?
If you are Echo and the bunnymen and enjoyed previous solo albums from Ian, you'll notice something is missing here.
Go and listen Candleland, instead! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mario Moreira Sa
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen
A fine double header from Ian McCulloch. Pro Patria Mori is a solid solo album but the real star for me are the pared down Union Chapel tracks, having recently seen Ian in acoustic... Read more
Published 14 months ago by G. Dobson
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