Ghost (Radical Face album)

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Ghost
Studio album by Radical Face
Released March 2007 (2007-03)
Genre Alternative rock, Folk music
Length 47:46
Label Morr Music

Ghost was the first studio album released by Radical Face in March 2007 on Morr Music.[1]

Ghost is a concept album based on the idea of houses retaining stories of what has happened in them. Each song is a story, some told from the house's point of view. Emeral Cooper cited an old house he lived in as one of the inspirations for Ghost. Most of his work on the album was done in an old tool shed behind his house. Cooper, Mark Hubbard, and Alex Kane collaborated with Ben Cooper for some tracks on the album.

Ghost has been compared to musical acts such as Pinback, The Mountain Goats, Sufjan Stevens, The Postal Service,[2] Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Paul Simon,[3] and Animal Collective.[4]

"Welcome Home"[edit]

The song "Welcome Home" has been featured in advertisements and films, including a Nikon advertisement in several countries of Europe, an advertisement[5] for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a promotional video for the University of Oregon that aired during the 2011 BCS Championship between Auburn and Oregon. The song appeared in the movie Humboldt County. It was featured in the Discovery Channel TV Series North America. The 2011 documentary film Forks Over Knives features the song over the ending credits. It is used in the climax of the film The Vicious Kind and featured in the film The Swiss Machine as speed alpine climber Ueli Steck ascends the Eiger. This film was part of the 2010 Reel Rock Tour. Steck's ascent to the tune of Radical Face's "Welcome Home" is featured in the Reel Rock Tour trailer. It was also used at the end of UK program Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, toward the end of the first episode of the TV series Graceland, in the latter portion of the trailer for the 2012 documentary Mission to Lars and in a mountain bike short film of free-ride pro Andi Wittmann.[6][7] The song was heard in the fifth season of the popular British show, Skins, the second season of James May's Man Lab, and in the eighth episode of The Blacklist's first season. The song is listened to by a character in the opening scene of the pilot episode of the TV series The Returned. The song was featured during the credits of the 2016 movie Before I Wake. The song has been used as the official theme song for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Marine Debris Unit. The song reached number 58 in the UK Singles Chart in July 2012.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Asleep On The Train" 2:00
2. "Welcome Home" 4:46
3. "Let The River In" 5:05
4. "Glory" 6:11
5. "The Strangest Things" 4:24
6. "Wrapped In Piano Strings" 3:36
7. "Along The Road" 4:16
8. "Haunted" 4:43
9. "Winter Is Coming" 4:22
10. "Sleepwalking" 4:41
11. "Homesick" 3:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morr Music". Morr Music. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  2. ^ Richardson, Mark. Radical Face: Ghost. Pitchfork Media, April 13, 2007. Retrieved on June 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Ghost Review. Boomkat, February 2007. Retrieved on May 11, 2009.
  4. ^ Kelly, Jennifer. Ghost Review. Pop Matters, May 11, 2007. Retrieved on June 20, 2008.
  5. ^ Volt ad on YouTube
  6. ^ Andi Wittman video Video on Vimeo
  7. ^ Andy Wittman video on YouTube
  8. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-11-03.