Karen Elson - The Ghost Who Walks - 2010 Atmospheric Folk Rock - C+W - LP

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Karen Elson - The Ghost Who Walks

Label: Third Man Records – TMR 030
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Comes in a gatefold sleeve with an illustrated fold-out insert including photographs and credits.
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.
Country: US
Released: 25 May 2010
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic


A1 The Ghost Who Walks
Bass – Daniel Lloyd
Organ, Electric Guitar – Dean Fertita 3:02
A2 The Truth Is In The Dirt
Organ – Rachelle Garniez 3:57
A3 Pretty Babies
Songwriter, Organ, Backing Vocals – Rachelle Garniez 3:25
A4 Lunasa
Acoustic Guitar – Rachelle Garniez 3:55
A5 100 Years From Now
Piano, Backing Vocals – Rachelle Garniez
Songwriter – Duke Bojadziev, Rachelle Garniez 3:11
A6 Stolen Roses
Accordion, Backing Vocals – Rachelle Garniez
Bass – Olivia Jean
Drums – Marc Fellis
Guitar [Cigar Box] – Carl Broemel
Recorded By – Joshua V. Smith 3:07

B1 Cruel Summer 3:30
B2 Garden
Accordion – Rachelle Garniez 4:20
B3 The Birds They Circle
Bass – Olivia Jean
Drums – Marc Fellis
Piano – Rachelle Garniez 3:12
B4 A Thief At My Door
Piano, Backing Vocals – Rachelle Garniez 3:44
B5 The Last Laugh
Accordion – Rachelle Garniez 3:08
B6 Mouths To Feed
Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals – Rachelle Garniez
Songwriter – Rachelle Garniez 3:47

Companies etc
Mixed At – Third Man Records
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters
Manufactured By – United Record Pressing
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Third Man Records
Copyright (c) – Third Man Records
Acoustic Guitar – Jackson Smith (tracks: A2, A4 to A6, B5, B6), Karen Elson (tracks: A1 to A4, A6 to B6)
Bass – Jack Lawrence (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, B5, B6)
Design [Packaging At Animal Rummy] – Rob Jones
Design [Set] – Angela Messina
Drums – Jack White (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4, B6)
Electric Guitar – Jackson Smith (tracks: A3, B1 to B4)
Electric Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Carl Broemel (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B2, B4, B5)
Mastered By – Andrew Mendelson
Mastered By [Assistant] – Daniel Bacigalupi, Natthaphol Abhigantophand, Shelley Anderson
Mixed By – Vance Powell
Mixed By [Assistant] – Joshua V. Smith
Photography By – David Swanson (5), Kate Elson
Producer, Mixed By – Jack White III
Recorded By – Joshua V. Smith (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B6)
Songwriter, Vocals – Karen Elson

Mixed at Third Man Records (Nashville, TN).
Mastered at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN).

Manufactured at United Record Pressing (Nashville, TN).
℗ & © 2010 Third Man Records, LLC.

2010 album from the model, singer/songwriter and wife of Jack 'of all trades' White (White Stripes/The Dead Weather). In a coolly inviting voice, strumming an acoustic guitar, Karen Elson summons up a dark yet seductive atmosphere...an after-midnight world that is irresistibly mysterious and alluring.

The arrangements for her small band (featuring the virtuosic Jackson Smith on guitar, Elson's longtime collaborator Rachelle Garniez on accordion and vocals, and husband-producer Jack on drums) evoke the lonesome side of Country or the tormented side of the Blues; with eerie organ touches, keening electric guitars and some mean Rock swagger.

the music is on the alternative rock/folk style. definitely worth the look.

Karen Elson AKA Mrs. Jack White has started her music career. A quick switch from being a model and rock star wife, she actually has a voice on her!

It's a blue grass neo sixties style with Mr. White on the production side. Add in a few members from My Morning Jacket and you have Karen Elson's debut album. The first song, The Ghost That Walks, hooked me.

Karen Elson - 'The Ghost Who Walks' (Live Acoustic)

great voice, great song...it contains the same mood as a Nancy Sinatra song

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Karen Elson - The Truth Is In The Dirt

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Karen Elson - Pretty Babies

Most original artist I've seen, long-time. It does look Kill Bill-ish, but I think it also looks Sweeney Todd-ish... There's a little dark cabaret in it. Not just Mr. White's ex-wife, Karen Elson is a full artist!

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Karen Elson - Cruel Summer

The lazy sweet nature the strum pattern, chords and vocals give it a nostalgic appeal, which is nice. Lyrics are straightforward, but lend to the song's sense of nostalgia.

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Third Man Records
Color Black