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Album Cover Of The Year
Lost In The Ghost Light has won the 2017 Prog Awards ‘Album Cover Of The Year’. Thanks to everyone who voted for it.
“Only 200 more to go before I equal Steven Wilson’s Prog trophy haul!
Lost In The Ghost Light follows the career of a fictional Rock musician from 1967 to 2017 and takes him from a time when music had cultural and financial value to a point where he’s sitting backstage after playing to fifty people at the Warrington Parr Hall. It makes Samuel Beckett seem like Benny Hill.
Generally speaking, since the age of Sgt Peppers, beautifully crafted records have become poorly paid streams and album covers are now more often than not tiny images on mobile phones.
The best artwork provides additional layers of meaning or mystery to the album experience. Via the likes of Hipgnosis’s designs for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, Roger Dean’s work for Yes, Paul Whitehead’s art for Van Der Graaf Generator and Genesis, or brilliant one-offs such as In The Court Of The Crimson King, Prog was at the forefront of combining music and imagery in a way that offered an immersive experience for the listener.
Musically and visually, Lost In The Ghost Light is a tribute to the Progressive spirit of the 1960s and 1970s that got me interested in being a musician in the first place. It’s an honour to be in a room with so many of my teenage favourites.
Thanks to everyone who voted for the cover, Jarrod Gosling for brilliantly transforming ideas into reality, Inside Out for their ongoing support, and Jerry and Prog magazine for promoting creative music that the mainstream ignores.”
Songs From The Ghost Light update
The limited one-off pressing CD of Songs From The Ghost Light – now sold out – is in this week’s UK charts at #20 in the Rock chart, #10 in the Indie Breakers chart and #39 in the Independent Albums chart.
Congratulations to Steven Wilson for his astonishing #3 chart placing and Judy Dyble on being #14 in the Indie Breakers chart.
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.