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Tim Bowness Bandcamp page
Tim has set up a Bandcamp page for downloads only. This will include downloads for albums Tim owns plus collections of rarities. The store currently contains a pre-order for Songs From The Ghost Light, an expanded Schoolyard Demos (including the original version of The Warm-Up Man Forever) and a five track Voiceloops EP. Visit Tim’s Bandcamp page for further details.
New mini-album – Songs From The Ghost Light
Songs From The Ghost Light is a companion release to Tim Bowness’s acclaimed Inside Out label albums, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (2014), Stupid Things That Mean The World (2015) and Lost In The Ghost Light (2017).
Comprising an eclectic combination of radical re-imagings, live performances and atmospheric outtakes, the 34 minute mini-album collects songs relating to the Lost In The Ghost Light concept (which revolves around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional ‘classic’ Rock musician in the twilight of his career).
Find out more about the album, which is now available to pre-order in limited CD and vinyl editions on the Songs From The Ghost Light page.
It Could Be Home
Tim has completed work on the 45 minute album, It Could Be Home. Mixed by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow), mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), and featuring guest performances from Michael Bearpark, Peter Chilvers and Steve Bingham, this is a debut album 30 years after the event by Tim’s Liverpool-based pre-no-man 1980s Art Pop band Plenty (Tim Bowness, Brian Hulse and David K Jones).
Whilst re-writing some lyrics and streamlining elements of the songs’ arrangements, the band have remained faithful to both the spirit of the original recordings and the era in which the songs were written. A label and release date are currently under discussion.
Beautiful Songs You Should Stream
Tim has curated five hour long Spotify playlists, Beautiful Songs You Should Know Volumes One to Five. The third playlist is dedicated to ‘Pretty Prog’ and the fifth to ‘Alternative Beauty’, while the remaining three contain favourite tracks of Tim’s through the years. This will be an ongoing series.
You can listen to (and follow) the playlists on Tim’s Spotify page or listen to the individual playlists via the links below.
Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Volume One
Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Volume Two
Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Volume Three (Pretty Prog)
Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Volume Four
Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Volume Five (Alternative Beauty)
UK Album Charts
Lost In The Ghost Light’s UK chart placings are
#5 in Rock & Metal albums (the highest new entry)
#35 in the vinyl chart
#53 in the mid-week charts
#64 in the Physical Sales albums chart
All an improvement upon Stupid Things That Mean The World‘s chart positions and especially encouraging given that this was the week of The Brits (one of the busiest sales weeks of the year).
The official Prog album charts will be announced over the next few weeks.
Many thanks to all of you who have bought and enjoyed the album.