Ghost of a Dog

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Ghost of a Dog
Edie Brickell - Ghost of a Dog.jpg
Studio album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Released October 19, 1990
Genre Alternative rock, jangle pop, folk-rock
Length 53:29
Label Geffen
Producer Tony Berg
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians chronology
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Ghost of a Dog
Stranger Things
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Fretplay 4/5 stars[2]

Ghost of a Dog is the second album by American alternative rock band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music).

In the printed lyrics that accompany the album, each song has a word with a single letter missing. In order, they spell out "Ghost of a dog." The album sold about 500,000 copies.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mama Help Me" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, John Bush 4:02
2. "Black and Blue" Edie Brickell 3:55
3. "Carmelito" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, Wes Burt-Martin, Brad Houser, Matt Chamberlain, John Bush 4:12
4. "He Said" Edie Brickell 5:24
5. "Times Like This" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow 2:56
6. "10,000 Angels" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, John Bush 6:06
7. "Ghost of a Dog" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow 1:34
8. "Strings of Love" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow 4:13
9. "Woyaho" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow 2:34
10. "Oak Cliff Bra" Edie Brickell 1:28
11. "Stwisted" Edie Brickell 5:09
12. "This Eye" Edie Brickell 3:18
13. "Forgiven" Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, Wes Burt-Martin, Brad Houser, Matt Chamberlain, John Bush 5:35
14. "Me By the Sea" Edie Brickell 3:03


New Bohemians



  • Producer: Tony Berg
  • Engineers: Ken Jordan, Chris Lord-Alge, Susan Rogers, David Thoener
  • Assistant engineers: Greg Goldman, Mike Reiter
  • Mixing: Tony Berg, Bob Clearmountain, Susan Rogers
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Arrangers: Tony Berg, Wes Burt-Martin
  • Design: Lyn Bradley, Janet Wolsborn
  • Artwork: Lyn Bradley, Janet Wolsborn
  • Photography: Ann Cutting


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 32

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Mama Help Me" Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
1990 "Mama Help Me" Modern Rock Tracks 17