Ghost (Devin Townsend Project album)

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Ghost (The Devin Townsend Project album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Devin Townsend
Released June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
Recorded August - September 2010
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock, ambient
Length 72:45
Label HevyDevy, Inside Out
Producer Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend chronology
Contain Us
(2011)Contain Us2011
Alternative cover
Slipcase cover
Slipcase cover

Ghost is the fourteenth studio album by Canadian musician Devin Townsend, and the fourth album in the Devin Townsend Project series.[1] It was released on June 20, 2011, simultaneously with the third Devin Townsend Project album Deconstruction.[2] Townsend has stated that the album "is the mellowest (by far) and prettiest record I've done so far".[1]

Ghost was performed in its entirety once, on November 13, 2011, at the Union Chapel in London, England. The performance was filmed and recorded for the By a Thread – Live in London 2011 CD/DVD box set, along with performances of the other 3 Devin Townsend Project albums (up to that point).[3]

The song "Drench", a leftover slated to appear on a second volume of Ghost, was shared by Townsend on his official SoundCloud account.[4] Later, Mackie Gear posted the leftover track "Fall" on SoundCloud.[5]


Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com3.5/5 stars[6]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[7]
Blistering8/10 stars[8]
DPRP7.5/10 stars[9]
Metal Hammer9/10 stars[11]

The album was well received by Metal Hammer, who said, "Ghost could be the most convincing album of his career".[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Devin Townsend except where noted[12].

2."Heart Baby"5:55
8."Dark Matters"1:57
11."Infinite Ocean" (Townsend, Young, St-Jean)8:01
12."As You Were"8:47
13."Radial Highway" (iTunes exclusive bonus track)6:49

Ghost 2[edit]

Ghost 2 was originally to be released in September 2011. Ghost was originally to be a double album, but was ultimately released as a single disc. Ghost 2 would have included tracks that weren't released on Ghost. Devin Townsend has stated that these tracks were "too dark" and "heavier" than the rest of Ghost, which didn't fit the vibe of Ghost. On August 22, 2012, Townsend officially cancelled Ghost 2, saying, "I tried to finish Ghost 2 the other day, but it's not solid enough. Doesn't engage. Going to use the best bits and art for elements of ."[13] Some of these songs were eventually released on the bonus disc included with Casualties of Cool.



Chart Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[14] 12


  1. ^ a b "DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Albums To Arrive This Summer; Free Live EP Delayed". February 4, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 'Deconstruction', 'Ghost' Albums Get Release Date". March 27, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "DEVIN TOWNSEND: Special U.K. Shows To Be Filmed For Unique DVD". March 14, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "DRENCH by Devin Townsend!". Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Devin Townsend Project - Fall by MackieGear". Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  6. ^ Marsicano, Dan. "Devin Townsend Project - Ghost Review". Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Freeman, Phil (July 2011). "Ghost – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  8. ^ Donnelly, Justin (June 2011). "Ghost – Review". Blistering. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  9. ^ De Val, Tom (June 2011). "Devin Townsend Project: Deconstruction & Ghost – Review". DPRP. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  10. ^ Wiebe, Laura. "Devin Townsend Project Ghost". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Metal Hammer UK (219): 82. 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Devin Townsend's Twitter".
  14. ^ "Devin Townsend Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.