Damon & Naomi w/Ghost Gets Reissued

 

LP will come with bonus
material on 7″ single.

 

By Fred Mills

 

 

Back
in the fall of 2000, one of the key indie releases was Sub Pop’s Damon &
Naomi with Ghost
album – a hotly anticipated summit between the beloved
pop/folk duo and the interstellar pharmacists of Japan’s Ghost. Long out of print,
it’s now slated for an expanded reissue from Drag City
on Jan. 31. It will be available on CD and LP, with the vinyl edition
containing a 7″ single of bonus material.

 

 

Explains
D&N, of the project, “We first met the Japanese band Ghost in 1995; despite
any language barriers, we understood one another immediately and soon became
friends. We have since toured together in both the U.S. and Japan, and on occasion Ghost has joined us on
stage to play our songs. After a show like this in Tokyo
in the fall of 1998, we decided to
record an album together.

 

“Over
the course of the following year, we sent our new songs to Japan, and Ghost sent back ideas for production
and arrangements. They also sent music for a new song of theirs, to which we
added lyrics. Then, in the last days of 1999 and the first of 2000, Ghost came
to our studio to record this album and celebrate the New Year, together.”

 

While
you look forward to that, check out a live-in-1998 cover of “It’s All Over Now
Baby Blue” by Damon & Naomi plus Ghost members Masaki Batoh and Michio
Kurihawa.

 

 

 

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