BILL WELLS & ISOBEL CAMPBELL: Ghost of Yesterday

by The Creeping Bent Organisation

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Here is a review from the good folks at Boomkat, couldn't have put it better ourselves.

*Back In Print!* The idea of some lesser known Billie Holliday songs being covered by Falkirk based jazz bloke Bill Wells and Belle & Sebastian's Isobel Campbell seems too good to be true - and for a few years it was, with the collaborative venture 'Ghosts of Yesterday' being a much sought after album that has been lost for a fair-few years. With interest in both Wells and Campbell at a new high thanks to their respective projects, the folk over at Creeping Bent have reissued 'Ghosts Of Yesterday' for a wider audience - and you know what? It still sounds great. Opening with Holliday's crepuscular classic 'All Alone', Wells and Campbell massage their disparate talents into a reedy coalition of claustrophobic instrumentation and ethereal vocals; the result being both wide-screen and finely detailed. Bringing a loose and improvised style to proceedings that extracts the best from both Campbell and Wells without ever coming across as on-the-hoof, the likes of title track 'Ghost of Yesterday' and its poignant piano, 'Preacher Boy's mordant strings and the escalating scales of 'Who Needs You?', all point towards a serendipitous coming together of considerable talent. With each and every song coming across like a distant broadcast being picked up on a dark and lonely night, 'Ghost of Yesterday' is utterly beguiling throughout and will come as a lambent treat for all those who enjoy the protagonists oeuvres, and a fantastic surprise for those currently unacquainted. Billie whizz!

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released October 9, 2014

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