Elson, Karen / Ghost Who Walks, The
Album: Ghost Who Walks, The   Collection:General
Artist:Elson, Karen   Added:Jun 2010
Label:Xl Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-08-01 Pull Date: 2010-10-03
Week Ending: Oct 3 Sep 26 Sep 19 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 28, 2010: Nick & Noah: The Premier Show
The Truth Is In The Dirt
4. Sep 20, 2010: Nick & No-one: It's lonely at the top.
Pretty Babies
2. Sep 24, 2010: Music Casserole
The Ghost Who Walks
5. Sep 17, 2010: Nick & Noah: TheRadioShow
3. Sep 23, 2010: Daydream Disaster
The Ghost Who Walks
6. Aug 20, 2010: The Orphanage
Pretty Babies

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-07-26
Karen Elson/Ghost Who Walks
Karen Elson is the wife and baby mama of Jack White (White Stripes, Dead Weather). She wrote the songs on this album in a closet in their house in Nashville and upon discovery of his wife’s talent, White put her on his label XL and released Ghost Who Walks. In my professional opinion, this probably should have been an EP (shorter, more edited). What is the spousal equivalent of nepotism? But, there are quality tracks on here and Elson’s vocals are pure and vibrant. FCC free. Sounds like: Fiona Apple, Stevie Nicks, Jenny Lewis. Try: 1, 2, 3, 8, 10

1. ****A sinister tale of warning; a murderous date. Best track on album.
2. **A plunky, prodding , funky, folksy song.
3. ***Slow, seductive, unrequited love song.
4. Very Nashville, pretty harmonies, just guitar and vocals.
5. Dramatic, Vaudevillian echoes.
6. A seamaid’s tale of woe
7. Straight country, lackluster, flat vocals.
8. ****Dark, brooding, vocals like Nicks, really f*&ing good.
9. And this is where the album falls off (see EP comments above). Repetitive & trite.
10. *Exception to above, quite good, steel guitar.
11. A lullaby, pretty, simple.
12. Violin, bitter vocals, though still lackluster.

Track Listing
1. The Ghost Who Walks   7. Cruel Summer
2. The Truth Is In The Dirt   8. Garden
3. Pretty Babies   9. The Birds They Circle
4. Lunasa   10. A Thief At My Door
5. 100 Years From Now   11. The Last Laugh
6. Stolen Roses   12. Mouths To Feed