Whiskey for the Holy Ghost

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mark Lanegan's first solo album, 1990's The Winding Sheet, was a darker, quieter, and more emotionally troubling affair than what fans were accustomed to from his work as lead singer with the Screaming Trees. The follow-up album, 1994 's Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, used The Winding Sheet's sound and style as a starting point, with Lanegan and producer/instrumentalist Mike Johnson constructing resonant but low-key instrumental backdrops for the singer's tales of heartbreak, alcohol, and dashed hopes. While The Winding Sheet often sounded inspired but tentative, like the solo project from a member of an established band, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost speaks with a quiet but ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Mark Lanegan's first solo album, 1990's The Winding Sheet, was a darker, quieter, and more emotionally troubling affair than what fans were accustomed to from his work as lead singer with the Screaming Trees. The follow-up album, 1994 's Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, used The Winding Sheet's sound and style as a starting point, with Lanegan and producer/instrumentalist Mike Johnson constructing resonant but low-key instrumental backdrops for the singer's tales of heartbreak, alcohol, and dashed hopes. While The Winding Sheet often sounded inspired but tentative, like the solo project from a member of an established band, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost speaks with a quiet but steely confidence of an artist emerging with his own distinct vision. The songs are more literate and better realized than on the debut, the arrangements are subtle and supportive often eschewing electric guitars for keyboards and acoustic instruments, and Lanegan's voice, bathed in bourbon and nicotine, transforms the deep sorrow of the country blues a clear inspiration for this music into something new, compelling, and entirely his own. Whiskey for the Holy Ghost made it clear that Mark Lanegan had truly arrived as a solo artist, and it ranks alongside American Music Club's Everclear as one of the best "dark night of the soul" albums of the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/1994
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787013221
  • Catalog Number: 132
  • Sales rank: 13,417

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The River Rise (4:29)
  2. 2 Borracho (5:40)
  3. 3 House a Home (3:07)
  4. 4 Kingdoms of Rain (3:24)
  5. 5 Carnival (3:40)
  6. 6 Riding the Nightingale (6:17)
  7. 7 El Sol (3:42)
  8. 8 Dead on You (3:11)
  9. 9 Shooting Gallery (3:32)
  10. 10 Sunrise (2:55)
  11. 11 Pendulum (2:12)
  12. 12 Judas Touch (1:37)
  13. 13 Beggar's Blues (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Lanegan Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Electric Guitar
Tad Doyle Drums, Snare Drums
Kurt Fedora Bass
J Mascis Drums
Dan Peters Drums
Mark Pickerel Drums
Phil Sparks Bowed Bass, Upright Bass
Justin Williams Organ
Mike Johnson Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Ted Trewhella Piano
Sally Barry Background Vocals
Krisha Augerot Background Vocals
Frank Cody Organ, Piano
Dave Kreuger Violin
Technical Credits
Mark Lanegan Arranger, Producer
Jack Endino Engineer
John Agnello Engineer
Ed Brooks Engineer
Terry Date Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Mike Johnson Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Smoky

    I love Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Gutter Twins, and Queens Of The Stone Age. His voice is super rich, dark, and low and he reminds me of a late night in a smoky bar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sad, Beautiful

    This album is darkly gorgeous. It is a perfect album for a strung-out night or a rainy day. At times bleak, sometimes slightly uplifting, it's dense with emotion in a way that many releases lack these days. This is kind of a '90s version of Neil Young's '74 release ''On the Beach'', which only the truly fortunate have ever even heard....If you like deep dark music ala Nick Cave's ''The Boatman's Call'', you will not be disappointed. It has a deeper quality, with Lanegan's gritty voice screaming the blues, without ever trying to copy or mimic his musical influences.

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