Ghosts of the Past

Ghosts of the Past

Starflyer 59

For the uninitiated, this odds-and-sods collection of B-sides and demos also does well as an introduction to the low-gloss, sleepily atmospheric new wave that Jason Martin has been doing so well since the mid-'90s. Many of the songs appeared in full-band form on the 2008 release Dial M; having the acoustic demos available for side-by-side comparisons opens the songs up in interesting new ways, driving home Martin's talent for strong melodies and trenchant lyrics. Respectful covers like the Smiths' "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" and the Church's "Under the Milky Way" provide no new entrée into those songs, but sound perfectly at home in this context, and throw a light on Martin's influences.

Album Tracks

Song Title Length
Mr. Martin (Acoustic Version) 0:00
I Love You Like the Little Bird 0:00
Mall Monarchy 0:00
M23 0:00
Guitar Man 0:00
Black Jacket 0:00
Broken Arm 0:00
Taxi 0:00
Gangs of Riverside 0:00
The Brightest of the Head 0:00
Automatic 0:00
Altercation 0:00
Compulsion 0:00
Concentrate 0:00
Pearl of Great Price Daniel Brigham (Remix) 0:00
Minor Keys 0:00
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want 0:00
Easy 0:00
Spooky 0:00
Mr. Martin 0:00
Under the Milky Way 0:00
Magic 0:00
The Man Who Will Lead 0:00
Thin As a Needle 0:00
The Lucky Ones 0:00
For Us 0:00
White Fog 0:00
Family Line 0:00
W.S. 2005 0:00
The Brightest of the Head (Acoustic Version) 0:00
I Love You Like the Little Bird (Acoustic Version) 0:00

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