The Ghost Who Walks

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This article is about the Karen Elson album. For the comic book character, see The Phantom.
The Ghost Who Walks
The Ghost Who Walks cover.jpeg
Studio album by Karen Elson
Released May 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
Genre Indie folk,, dark cabaret
Label XL, Third Man
Producer Jack White
Karen Elson chronology
- The Ghost Who Walks
Singles from The Ghost Who Walks
  1. "The Ghost Who Walks"
    Released: April 6, 2010[1]
  2. "The Truth Is In The Dirt"
  3. "Cruel Summer"
  4. "Pretty Babies"
  5. "The Birds They Circle"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC (positive)[3]

The Ghost Who Walks is the debut album from British singer-songwriter Karen Elson. Elson told DJ Steve Lamacq: "The title was a nickname that I had at school. It was one of the nicer nicknames I had for being tall, pale and a little bit haunted."[4]

The lead single from the album is title song, "The Ghost Who Walks".


  1. "The Ghost Who Walks" (Elson)
  2. "The Truth Is in the Dirt" (Elson)
  3. "Pretty Babies" (Elson, Garniez)
  4. "Lunasa" (Garniez)
  5. "100 Years from Now" (Elson, Garniez, Bojadziev)
  6. "Stolen Roses" (Elson)
  7. "Cruel Summer" (Elson)
  8. "Garden" (Elson)
  9. "The Birds They Circle" (Elson)
  10. "A Thief at My Door" (Elson)
  11. "The Last Laugh" (Elson)
  12. "Mouths to Feed" (Elson, Garniez)
  13. "In Trouble with the Lord" (Elson) (iTunes bonus track)

Chart performance[edit]

Album Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Austrian Album Chart 72[5]
Belgian Flanders Album Chart 76[6]
Belgian Wallonia Album Chart 99[7]
Greek Album Charts 30[8]
Swiss Music Charts 39[9]
US Billboard Heatseekers 16[10]
UK Indie Chart 16[11]
UK Independent Albums Breakers Top 20 2[12]

Singles Charts[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak Position
2010 "The Ghosts Who Walks" UK Independent Singles Breakers Charts[13] #19
2010 "The Ghosts Who Walks" NME Singles Charts[14] #14


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