GOZER'S FIRST RELEASE ON THE 'LIGHTS AND LINES' LABEL
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Lights And Lines is delighted to release Ghosts of the Future & Past, a retrospective and expansive collection of songs by Plymouth’s most distinctive and imaginative songwriter Gozer Goodspeed.
Ghosts of the Future & Past recontextualises Gozer Goodspeed’s incredible back catalogue for listeners, and introduces some brand new, never-before-released tracks at the same time. This collection has been lovingly put together to introduce you to an artist with an extraordinary voice, a deep love of folk music and storytelling, and a strong affinity for the sounds of the blues.
With Ghosts, listeners can deep-dive into Gozer’s back catalogue and immerse themselves in a selection of remastered tracks from all 5 of his recorded releases to date, discovering some ultra rare and previously unheard songs along the way. This is emphatically not a ‘best of’, but rather a carefully curated selection of songs that highlight the artist's unique verve and versatility.
Highlights from this unique 17 song collection include the previously unreleased Charlatans and Hypnotists - a pivotal pre-Gozer song that helped develop him into the artist we know today; a live bootleg version of The Killjoy Bulletin, a popular mainstay in Gozer’s live show that he has never recorded in the studio; a brand new remix of 2019’s Gamblers Last Day by Chris Love from Whistlewood Studios; and Now’s Not The Time To Lay Low, an unreleased acoustic demo version of a track from a brand new Gozer Goodspeed album expected to be released in 2022!
Ghosts of the Future & Past is released as a 4 panel, environmentally friendly CD Digipak and as a digital download via www.lightsandlines.bandcamp.com. The release also features digital liner notes presented on the brand new label podcast ‘The Inner Sleeve’. Streaming options are also available.
The collection has been remastered by One Blind Mouse as part of the Lights And Lines collective - https://www.oneblindmouse.com.
Album artwork by Mike Five, with additional elements by Gozer Goodspeed and Susan Omand.
Visit the Lights and Lines website at www.headlightsandwhitelines.com
PRAISE FOR 'GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE & PAST':
"With a bagful of wild riffs, Gozer Goodspeed has magicked up a style of modern Blues that feels evocatively now ...these tunes will stay with you" - The PRSD
"a mammoth work... most impressive... a fine way to provide an introduction to a talented artist" - Phil Thomas, FATEA Magazine
"...each (track) is crafted with delicate care and passion in equal measure... Ready to get on board? You'd better be, this train is bound for glory" - Roland Monger, Listen with Monger
"...an introduction to a restless talent... Running straight through the middle of the whole set is the consistency of Goodspeed's writing, which when paired with his commanding guitar work and willingness to go wherever a song takes him, proves somewhat impossible to resist" - Istoodupandsaidyeah.music.blog
"Goodspeed has a warm personable vocal that draws you deep into the world where his acoustic guitar has seen a lot and can tell many tales... a skilled guitarist with innovative ideas who plays and sings with feeling. His writing is raw, cutting to the bone, thought-provoking" - Jana Vondrusova, Music from the Heart
"...a lovingly thought out, reworked and remastered collection of gems... an excellent tribute to Gozer's talents"
- Sheila Vanloo, Vanloo's Reviews
"...this collection really does highlight every aspect of Gozer's career and his versatility and panache as both a songwriter and performer... a unique talent" - James R Turner, Spirit of Progressive Rock
"...a stunning Folk and Blues release presenting Goodspeed's thrilling voice, harmonic sounds, and skillful songwriting" - MangoWave
"...a talented lyricist... Not only that, but his skills on his guitar are as captivating as his words"
- James Wilson, Indie Band Guru
BUY THE ALBUM DIRECTLY VIA GOZER'S BANDCAMP HERE!