Your Ghost

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"Your Ghost"
Your Ghost Kristin Hersh.jpg
Single by Kristin Hersh
from the album Hips and Makers
B-side"The Key", "Uncle June and Aunt Kiyoti", "When the Levee Breaks"
ReleasedJanuary 10, 1994
Format7", CD single
RecordedStable Sound, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
GenreIndie rock, folk
Label4AD (UK)
Sire (U.S.)
Songwriter(s)Kristin Hersh
Producer(s)Lenny Kaye, Kristin Hersh
Kristin Hersh singles chronology
"Your Ghost"
"A Loon"

"Your Ghost" is the first track from Kristin Hersh's debut solo studio album Hips and Makers. It features additional backing vocals from Michael Stipe of R.E.M..


The song was released as a single on January 10, 1994 and reached #45 in the UK singles chart. It was featured in the film With Honors that spring and appears on the original motion picture soundtrack. According to Filmmaker magazine, the music video for the song was directed by Katherine Dieckmann and is an homage to Maya Deren's groundbreaking 1943 experimental film Meshes of the Afternoon.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • CD single (BAD 4001 CD)
  1. "Your Ghost"
  2. "The Key"
  3. "Uncle June and Aunt Kiyoti"
  4. "When the Levee Breaks"

Samples and covers[edit]

Hersh re-recorded the song, titling it "Your Ghost 2006", with her group 50 Foot Wave.

The song was sampled in DJ Scott Browns's gabber song "Ghosts" and μ-Ziq's "Phiesope."

Recorded cover versions include those by Black Lab, on their album Passion Leaves a Trace, IRA, on their X album, and Greg Laswell, on his October 2009 five-song EP Covers. Laswell's version was featured in US television programmes Grey's Anatomy and Dollhouse.


  1. ^ 50 Most Important Independent Films, Filmmaker Magazine, Fall 1996, retrieved 2008-02-15