Ghosts Of Love Review

The Green Pajamas vision as we know it first coalesced on Ghosts of Love. As the sole songwriter here, Kelly lets a folk undercurrent flow lushly through the album; many of the melodies sound like the first generation of American music, when Scotch-Irish and British song were still fresh in the cultural memory. Combining olde worlde tunes with Kelly's newfound skill at storytelling, "Wedding Day," "Surfacing" and "The Death of Molly Bernard" wander the record's landscape like ghosts from which you can't look away, even as their fingers caress your cheek. He lightens the tone, if not exactly the mood, with the catchy pop cuts "Walking in the Rain" and "The Thousand Days," the gnarly rocker "End of Love," the moody swoonfest "Angles of Passion" and the epic folk rock meditation "The Ghost of Love." (The Get Hip edition appends the mesmerizing single "Emily Grace.") Throughout, the group's love of '60s psychedelia informs the music without dominating it. With a graceful balance of modern production values, carefully wrought arrangements and consistently strong songwriting, Ghosts of Love stands as one of Green Pajamas' masterpieces.

01.  Surfacing
02.  The Thousand Days    
03.  Wedding Day
04.  Walking In The Rain
05.  Melancholy Sun
06.  The Death Of Molly Bernard
07.  Jails
08.  End Of Love
09.  The Ghost Of Love
10.  Angels Of Passion
11.  Ginny
12.  Song For The Maid
13.  Emily Grace

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