Your comments are understandable on the surface, Alain, but would you always put quantity before quality? Before I heard the album, I was a bit concerned that there were TOO MANY tracks, as is too often the case with albums nowadays, and that there may be weak songs that would spoil the shape and flow of the album. So I was actually RELIEVED of the album's respectable 42 minute running time, and the 6 short instrumentals form a nice flow to the album that make it much greater than the sum of its parts. The same goes for Brian Wilson's "Lucky Old Sun", which has a worrying 17 tracks, but actually runs for just 38 minutes, which is a nice running time, and it totally involves you, contains no filler, and never gets boring. Just like Ghost On The Canvas!
Also, I take it you don't like 1970s-style guitar solos, or perhaps you've never heard one in your life? The 3 minute solo that concludes this album is absolutely magnificent, and helps you blissfully drift away with the album at the end - especially on a warm and sunny evening. It's totally intentional, and there's no artificiality about it - this is the real deal that was commonplace in the 1970s, a sunny decade which this album makes frequent small references to, but is regrettably hardly ever done nowadays. Ghost On The Canvas stands as a rare modern day example of "as good as it gets", which contains all killer and no filler, in my opinion. It's also how I wish so many "almost classic" albums from the past - especially the recent past - could have been!