Italo Disco HiNrg Albums at Odimusic
Release Info: Ghost - When you're dead - one second (1970)
The nucleus of The Ghost formed around former Velvet Fogg guitarist Paul Eastment, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Shirley Kent who would go on to a solo career as a British folk and jazz singer. This is a pleasant album to listen to, but it is remarkably uneven, especially the first half of the tracks. вЂњHearts and FlowersвЂ� and вЂњTime is My EnemyвЂ� have an almost Fairport Convention kind of thing going on for example, including the very dated but pleasant hippie-harmonizing vocals of Kent and Eastment. But вЂњWhen YouвЂ™re DeadвЂ� and вЂњIn HeavenвЂ� are fully developed and guitar- driven psychedelic works in the finest tradition of The United States of America, Jefferson Airplane, and all the rest of the west-coast flower-power kids. So it seems like the band is really trying to find a sound that works for them, rather than taking a sound and direction they already shared and trying to develop it.
By the second half of the album the band settles into a very folk-influenced sound with farfisa organ, simple vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, and tambourine.
1. When You're Dead (4:25)
2. Hearts And Flowers (2:54)
3. In Heaven (3:21)
4. Time Is My Enemy (4:06)
5. Too Late To Cry (5:04)
6. For One Second (5:25)
7. Night Of The Warlock (4:22)
8. Indian Maid (4:21)
9. My Castle Has Fallen (2:57)
10. The Storm (3:36)
11. Me And My Loved Ones (4:09)
12. I've Got To Get To Know You (4:02)