Holy Ghost!

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the most adept synthesists of '80s club music -- Morgan Geist (Metro Area), Stuart Price (Zoot Woman), Trevor Jackson (Playgroup) -- Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser know their history inside-out and how to manipulate the studio gear that made it. The two have the total package, including but not limited to the zipping synthetic basslines, the wriggling rhythm-guitar lines, the torrents of fleet drums, and the melancholy vocals over a sound that is altogether colorful and uplifting. It's all done with studious attention to detail and total sincerity, even when they evoke uncool-as-of-2011 mid-'80s reference points like Sly Fox ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Like the most adept synthesists of '80s club music -- Morgan Geist (Metro Area), Stuart Price (Zoot Woman), Trevor Jackson (Playgroup) -- Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser know their history inside-out and how to manipulate the studio gear that made it. The two have the total package, including but not limited to the zipping synthetic basslines, the wriggling rhythm-guitar lines, the torrents of fleet drums, and the melancholy vocals over a sound that is altogether colorful and uplifting. It's all done with studious attention to detail and total sincerity, even when they evoke uncool-as-of-2011 mid-'80s reference points like Sly Fox (Frankel's sung
apped delivery on "Do It Again") and stadium-era Simple Minds (the frosty piano on "Wait and See"). The same goes for the keyboard-triggered vocal chirps, the plastic horns, and -- oh yeah -- Michael McDonald, who's on the glistening midtempo closer "Slow Children," not as a stunt but out of necessity. (Frankel had written a part out of his range and used some connections to enlist the soft rock icon.) Three tracks from the duo's 2007-2010 run of singles and EPs are woven into the sequence, and they're naturally among the album's highlights. The new songs are, for the most part, up to that high standard. What doesn't make a direct hit on the hips and heart is, at the least, well constructed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • Label: Dfa Records
  • UPC: 829732226720
  • Catalog Number: 2267
  • Sales rank: 75,593

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do it, Again (4:14)
  2. 2 Wait & See (3:41)
  3. 3 Hold My Breath (3:58)
  4. 4 Say My Name (6:33)
  5. 5 Jam For Jerry (4:46)
  6. 6 Hold On (5:58)
  7. 7 It's Not Over (4:09)
  8. 8 Slow Motion (3:49)
  9. 9 Static On the Wire (6:28)
  10. 10 Some Children (5:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Holy Ghost! Primary Artist
Michael McDonald Vocals
Luke Jenner Background Vocals
Jonathan Powell Trumpet, Valve Trombone
Chris Zane Conga
Jerry Fuchs Trumpet, Drums, Hi Hat
Alex Aldi Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals, Clavinet, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Jupiter 6, Prophet 5
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Vocals
Eric Biondo Trumpet
Nick Millhiser Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Timbales, cowbell, Omnichord, Prophet 5, Prophet 600, Toms
Chris Maher Guitar, Background Vocals
Ben Grubin Background Vocals
Tama Techstar Drums
Mike Williams Trombone
John Maclean Guitar, Soloist
Chris Glover Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Cerrone Composer
Gary Cirimelli Engineer
Tim Goldsworthy Programming
The Juan MacLean Engineer
Chris Zane Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Eric Broucek Engineer
Alex Aldi Engineer, drum programming
Nick Millhiser Composer, drum programming
Wolfram Eckert Composer
Diskokaine Producer
D.Ray Composer
Jon Decola Photo Assistance
Holy Ghost! Producer, Engineer
James Murphy Producer, Engineer
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