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.
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)
Tim’s Lost in the Ghost Light is #8 in the Official Chart Company’s UK Progressive Albums chart (printed in Prog magazine). The album is also a new entry at #16 in the fan nominated Progstreaming chart.
Classic Pop (UK) – February edition
Shindig! (UK) – February edition
Mojo (UK) – February edition (Martin Aston)
Classic Rock (Italy) – January / February edition. Review and interview
Classic Rock (UK) – March edition review
Classic Rock (Germany) – February edition. Review and interview
Prog (UK) – February edition. Review and interview
Prog Italia (Italy) – March edition. Review and interview
Fireworks (UK) – March edition. Review and interview
IO Pages (Netherlands) – March edition. Review and interview
Metalized (Denmark) – March edition. Review and interview
Eclipsed (Germany) – February edition. Review and interview
Empire Music (Germany) – February edition. Review and interview
Metal Hammer (Poland) – February edition. Review and interview
This Is Rock (Spain) – February edition. Review and interview
Rock Hard (CZ/SK) – March edition. Review and interview
Teraz Rock (Poland) – February edition. Review and interview.
Lost in the Ghost Light, the 4th solo album from Tim Bowness, is available to buy (CD & vinyl) and stream on all major platforms. The Spotify stream is available here.
Purchases of the album from Burning Shed before Midnight on the 22nd February 2017 will receive a free download of Songs From The Ghost Light – which contains alternative versions of songs intended for the concept.
The continuous download file comprises:
1 Potential Interlude 1
2 Stupid Things That Mean The World (alternative version)
3 The Great Electric Teenage Dream (live)
4 Potential Interlude 2
5 The Sweetest Bitter Pill (alternative version)
6 Dancing For You (live)
7 Lost In The Ghost Light (early version)
8 Potential ending
Tim has released a new video for Kill the Pain That’s Killing You. Tim said:
“Kill The Pain That’s Killing You is definitely the odd one out on Lost In The Ghost Light. It’s the angriest piece on the album by far and it depicts a point when the musician Lost In The Ghost Light concerns is spiralling out of control in terms of both his family life and career. In basic terms, it’s a hellish account of a night on the town mid-tour, while his wife is having an affair back home. It’s also chronicling how music is in the background at this particular point in his life.
Bruce Soord’s brilliantly manic lead guitar lines are supported by a fine David Rhodes riff, and a frenetic Colin Edwin/Andrew Booker rhythm section. On top of that, Andrew Keeling’s flute and string quartet arrangements take the piece into some interesting and unexpected territory, I think.”