Ghosts of Love

by The Green Pajamas

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    “An astonishing album of such incandescent intensity that the Pajamas all but self-destructed during its making,”
    Phil McMullen – Ptolmaic Terrascope.

    “The Green Pajamas vision as we know it first coalesced on Ghosts of Love. As the sole songwriter here, Kelly lets a folk undercurrent flow lushly through the album; many of the melodies sound like the first generation of American music, when Scotch-Irish and British song were still fresh in the cultural memory. Combining olde worlde tunes with Kelly’s newfound skill at storytelling, “Wedding Day,” “Surfacing” and “The Death of Molly Bernard” wander the record’s landscape like ghosts from which you can’t look away, even as their fingers caress your cheek. He lightens the tone, if not exactly the mood, with the catchy pop cuts “Walking in the Rain” and “The Thousand Days,” the gnarly rocker “End of Love,” the moody swoonfest “Angles of Passion” and the epic folk rock meditation “The Ghost of Love.” Throughout, the group’s love of ’60s psychedelia informs the music without dominating it. With a graceful balance of modern production values, carefully wrought arrangements and consistently strong songwriting, Ghosts of Love stands as one of Green Pajamas’ masterpieces.” Michael Toland – Trouser Press

    “Yet another early Green Pajamas album that screams out injustice because way too few were giving it the proper exposure. At this point Jeff Kelly has taken over all the songwriting and lead vocals and we, the listeners, are richly rewarded for it. Just listen to ‘Angles of Passion’ and feel the vibes as layers of instruments from all over Fremont frame the exceptional vocals of Jeff. Other great songs are strategically dispersed among some mellower tracks. Seattle’s best kept secret is still an active band and enjoying a long run.”
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"Yet another early Green Pajamas album that screams out injustice because way too few were giving it the proper exposure. At this point Jeff Kelly has taken over all the songwriting and lead vocals and we, the listeners, are richly rewarded for it. Just listen to 'Angles of Passion' and feel the vibes as layers of instruments from all over Fremont frame the exceptional vocals of Jeff. Other great songs are strategically dispersed among some mellower tracks. Seattle’s best kept secret is still an active band and enjoying a long run."
otismidnight

3 bonus tracks with the album upload:
Ginny (from the cassette version)
Song for the Maid (CD bonus track)
Emily Grace (single version released 1988)

credits

released August 1, 1990

The Band...

Jeff Kelly - Voice, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Percussion.
Steven Lawrence - Guitar, Voice, Alto Sax, Percussion.
Joe Ross - Bass, Percussion
Karl Wilhelm - Drums, Harmonica

Recorded & mixed 1988-1989 at TDS Productions, Seattle.
Produced by Tom Dyer & Jeff Kelly.
Paintings by Susanne Kelly
Cover design by L7 Graphics

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