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From backroom bods to the Hollywood Bowl, from tiny specialist shops to a million-selling album, from using more singers than a Broadway musical and trucking on regardless, Zero 7’s story has always been about thinking that little big bigger. How else to explain I Have Seen, a record that brims with the smouldering orchestral soul of a thousand strings, yet was made in a tiny makeshift ... Read more in Amazon's Zero 7 Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Sept. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B002JPZ8SS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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1. Count Me Out
2. Mr McGee
3. Swing
4. Everything Up [Zizou]
5. Pop Art Blue
6. Medicine Man
7. Ghost sYMbOL
8. Sleeper
9. Solastalgia
10. The Road
11. All Of Us

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Fourth album, following 2006's 'The Garden', from the Brit downtempo/chill out duo. Not content to make the same album again, with 'Yeah Ghost' they have turned in a markedly different work brimming with new ideas, from funky uptempo club bouncers, through avant-garde ambient, to indie-influenced, organic-sounding tracks like the free single 'Everything Up (Zizou)'. Features vocals from folkie Martha Tilston and the soulful, throaty Eska Mtungwazi, who has performed with Matthew Herbert.

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Over the last ten years, Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker (aka Zero 7) have amassed a decent reputation as one of the 90’s key ‘post-rave’ electronica outfits. Their debut album Simple Things, was one of the most uplifting and coherent downtempo documents of the era, up there with classics by Massive Attack, Air and Nightmares On Wax. Subsequent albums When It Falls and The Garden have been good, if less consistent. Their latest offering, Yeah Ghost, is their patchiest yet, zigzagging carelessly through experimental electronica, meandering acoustic folk ("Pop Art Blue", "Swing") and upbeat tracks like the Basement Jaxx-esque "Mr McGee" and "Medicine Man" (both featuring London vocalist Eska). While there are undeniably some good songs here, many of them featuring the golden Zero 7 sound, others such as recent single "Everything Up (Zizou)"--which features Binns on vocals--feel sub-standard, especially lyrically, and the more outré moments ("Count Me Out", "Solastalgia", "Ghost sYMbOL", often feel jarring rather than interesting or exploratory. While it’s doubtless good for bands to step out of their comfort zones, it’s generally better if they can do it with a little more grace and vision. --Danny McKenna

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ben on 25 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
For me, there is a clear difference between Yeah Ghost, and Zero 7's previous three albums.

The reason I love Zero 7 is that all the music on their first three albums is, whether sublimely chilled or more upbeat, soulful, exotic, warm, summery, relaxing, enchanting, emotional, and lavished with layers of soaking wet electronica goodness for the ears. I was a bit torn over The Garden at first, but when I gave it a chance, I found the upbeat stuff to work, because it still had those lovely warm qualities that make Zero 7 my go-to band for a summer soundtrack.

You can tell where I'm going with this can't you? The album cover says it all.

Yeah Ghost is comparatively cold, haunting, unsettling, dry and startling. There are some catchy tracks such as Mr. McGee and Everything Up (Zizou), and there is also Swing and Pop Art Blue which are a little cheerier and warm the album up slightly, but in general, Yeah Ghost strips Zero 7 of everything I love about them and leaves behind what sounds like a very self-indulgent album of experimental sound engineering that doesn't really flow as an album or leave me wanting more of the same.

I'm not saying Zero 7 should go back to their roots. I liked The Garden. They can do upbeat, they can do soul, they can do jazz, they can probably do rock, they can tell stories, they can have fun. I hope their next album continues to explore other ideas. All I ask is that they get back their signitaure warmth, because it's that that keeps me coming back one summer after another.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Uglow on 30 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Music is a very personal and subjective thing which is why I take most reviews with a pinch of salt but I felt I should redress the balance with this album as it doesn't appear to have got the recognition it deserves. Yeah Ghost isn't like Simple Things and it shouldn't be. Artists become boring and predictable if they don't develop but when they do, many fans deplore them.

This album has real depth and introspection, and marks a very exciting new direction into the next decade. Even so, it is still Zero 7 at its core, you just have to look a bit deeper. I was quite disappointed with Air's new album, Love 2, as I really enjoyed Pocket Symphony (more so than Zero 7's The Garden) and I think they have gone backwards by trying to remake Moon Safari.

If you're wanting more of Simple Things or When It Falls then go and listen to them again. If you want to enjoy even more great music sit down and listen to this with an open mind. Those who do will be rewarded.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. Beckett on 8 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having taken several steps in a different direction, this is Zero 7's least accessible offering. I can't help but think by the time they did "The Garden" that these steps were needed, because with the exception of "Futures", the album lacked everything good in the first 2 albums have. This album still lacks the soul and bliss of the first 2 albums and it's edgier and less dynamic than anything they've done before... But it's more interesting too; lots of ideas, new sounds and unconventional melodies and sounds.

I like to think Zero 7 won't be put off by the harsh judgements of this album and progress in this direction. It's tough for bands to not sell out and carry on creating replicas of the album that won the critics love.

Anyway, this one is a keeper.. And I hope that they continue in this direction with their next album and put more soul into it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Denton on 8 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
My husband and I have been a massive fans of every different incarnation of Zero 7 'Since simple things.' I even walked down the isle to 'Somersault', so as you can imagine we had eagerly awaited the (late) release of 'Yeah Ghost'. Though some of their albums are instantly brilliant, the growers quickly reach the same status after a few listens. Unfortunately, this album sounds like it was written back in the late '90s. With Basement Jaxx vocals, and self indulgent interludes even 'Fat Freddy's Drop' couldn't get away with, we sadly resigned the album to the recycle bin and flogged our long looked forward to, Roundhouse gig tickets.
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Format: Audio CD
'Yeah Ghost' is the fourth studio album from the UK's down-tempo aficionados Zero 7

As Kenny Rogers once said, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run". For Binns & Hardaker, they took another twist and have unfortunately soured what has been, in my eyes, a truly beautiful project thus far.

Simple Things was a downtempo classic, lush and rich in emotion with a suave and composed poise. When It Falls then built upon the success of their début by showcasing the vocal talent of Mozez, Sia, Sophie Barker and Tina Dico; but also providing a warm and nostalgic backbone of musical intrigue. The Garden was a change of direction, having already perfected a rather saturated genre of music. This was the right choice and I think they pulled off the transition as well as they could have.

I can't suggest what may have been the right path after this. Maybe it would have been the right time to close the project. Certainly the finished product of 'Yeah Ghost' was not up to scratch.
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