Guide Me God

Guide Me God

by Ghostland
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Guide Me God

You've got to love marketing, especially when it ends up serving a good purpose. Ghostland's 1998 debut was sadly neglected by listeners -- at least until the trance remix of "Guide Me God" hit the dancefloors. And now, what happens but that album appears under the title of...Guide Me God. But a rose is a rose, no matter the name, and the soulful, cinematic sound of Ghostland is wonderful. Sinéad O'Connor takes the vocals on the title cut (as she does on "Blue" and "Your Time Will Come"), with the sweep of an orchestra behind her on a song that truly does sound like a prayer (notably, the track stands alone here -- on the original release it faded into the next cut), but the vision throughout is by the main trio of Justin Adams, John Reynolds, and Caroline Dale, who bring together Celtic, Arabic, and modern classical influences in a wonderfully minimalist way. All too often, it's Dale who takes the high ground here, with some resonant cello lines that can recall Arvo Pärt, as on "Ghostland." Natacha Atlas contributes some exquisite singing, too (combining with O'Connor on the title cut, although she keeps more in the background). Throughout there's a delicate, ethereal beauty (and often majesty) that leaves the listener in no doubt that there's more than one song to Ghostland.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Rasa Music
UPC: 0661868313826
catalogNumber: 83138
Rank: 94298

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ghostland   Primary Artist
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Track Performer,Strings
Natacha Atlas   Vocals
Caroline Dale   Cello
Carol Isaacs   Piano
Claire Kenny   Bass
Liz Layton   Violin
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals
Liam Ó Maonlaí   Drones
Matthew Seligman   Bass,Moog Synthesizer
Abdel Ali Slimani   Percussion
Paul Willey   Violin
Ian King   Violin
Philip Dukes   Viola
Justin "Scarecrow" Adams   Guitar
David Daniels [cello]   Cello

Technical Credits

Arabella Rodriguez   Engineer
Rob Dickins   Art Direction
Jake Reynolds   Poetry
Tim Oliver   Engineer

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Guide Me God 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sinead O'Connor really took this and ran with it. She sounds incredible so sensual, exotic, emotional, and beautiful. A must have for anybody that likes good music.