Ghost of Song

by Jones

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Why? I hear you ask.
These songs are already on ‘Hopeland’ and ‘Keepers’; they’re not re-mixed so, why the re-jig?
The two albums didn't sell a bean; I think that the spoken word put a lot of folk off; yet when I listened to the albums I recognised that some of the songs are great and should be heard.
I know that they haven’t; I’ve seen the sales returns…
This is a way of re-presenting a selection of the songs in a different light: Marcus is getting into vinyl and was raving about the fact that he's actually listening to music again; the process of placing needle to record makes him commit to the moment and see it through. 
I chose 10 tracks (5 aside) for 'Ghost of Song' in an attempt to create an old fashioned 'bedsit kind of album' that folk might learn to love to live with. We addressed the idea of releasing the selection as vinyl. Too expensive unfortunately but I kept the idea of the collection and applied it to the songs; 
I want it to affect in the same way some of my old favourites have stuck with me (Blue/After the Goldrush/Hunky Dory'Steve McQueen etc) and picked songs that had a certain homely yet woozy feel to them; this meant precluding some crackers (Fatherless Son) that didn't quite sit/fit with the idea...
I also want it to take folk back to the original albums.

 Trevor Jones has produced five solo albums: ‘Hopeland’ (2009), ‘Keepers’, (2010), ‘To the Bone’ (2014), Happy Blue (2016) and Carver's Law (2019).

“Gorgeous, as ever. Trevor Jones finds the poetry in real life; gently beautiful and genuinely moving. You may cry.”  The Sunday Times

 “Masterpieces of subtlety and observation clothed in sumptuous, lush melodies.”  R2

 “Jones is in a class of one. Near-perfect explorations of the human heart. The beauty on offer here is enough to make you weep. It did me.” Americana UK

 “Achingly tender.”  Folk Radio UK

 “Intellectually as well as emotionally engaging.”  MOJO

 "Meticulously orchestrated, careful and complex, this is canny songwriting leavened by bona fide humanity." Q

 “Moves you to tears and refreshes the soul. Scintillating.”  Maverick
"Gentle enchantment. The loveliest melodies you've ever heard.”  Uncut

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released March 13, 2019

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‘Jones’ is Trevor Jones; principle songwriter with the critically acclaimed duo Miracle Mile.
Trevor Jones has produced five solo albums: ‘Hopeland’ (2009), ‘Keepers’, (2010), ‘To the Bone’ (2014), ‘Happy Blue’ (2016) and 'Carver's Law' 2019.

“Gorgeous, as ever. Trevor Jones finds the poetry in real life; gently beautiful and genuinely moving. You may cry.”  The Sunday Times
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