Lights And Lines is delighted to announce that we will be releasing Ghosts of the Future & Past on 30th July 2021, a retrospective and expansive collection of songs by Plymouth’s most distinctive and imaginative songwriter Gozer Goodspeed. Pre-orders for CDs and digital downloads will be made available from 18th June.
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 will be released as a 4 panel, environmentally friendly CD Digipak and as a digital download via www.lightsandlines.bandcamp.com. The release will also feature digital liner notes presented on the brand new label podcast ‘The Inner Sleeve’. Streaming options will follow post-release.
The collection has been remastered by One Blind Mouse as part of the Lights And Lines collective - https://www.oneblindmouse.com.
Album artwork by Susan Omand www.omandoriginal.com.
About Gozer Goodspeed:
Plymouth-based singer/songwriter Gozer Goodspeed's songwriting is unique - he tells tales of fortune, hope, sadness, and loss in a way that feels entirely his own, and yet wholly relatable to everyone. Weaving elements of folk, blues, rock and psychedelia together across an impressive back catalogue of EPs and albums, Gozer is no stranger to making music characterised by the way it makes you feel, rather than the category you put it into. More info at www.gozergoodspeed.co.uk.
About Lights And Lines:
Lights And Lines is a music collective and record label where curation sits at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to share new and exciting music from the underground with music lovers everywhere, providing some unique and exciting experiences along the way. We also run Brighton's best live music event, the Off The Record Independent Music Festival. More info at www.headlightsandwhitelines.com.