|Remastered three-disc version of Following Ghosts (1998) - a total of 37 tracks!
Format: CD / Cat No: GHR3CD6 / Released: 07/09/2020
Track Listing: CD 1 - 'Following Ghosts' - 2019 re-mix of the original album by Karl Groom: 1. Myopia (5:00) / 2. Imago (5:53) / 3. A Short Reflection On Two Past Lives - Part One (3:53) / 4. Karma For One (6:23) / 5. Perfection Personified (4:51) / 6. Bug Eye (13:58) / 7. A Short Reflection On Two Past Lives - Part Two (5:52) / 8. Ocean Blue (7:13) / 9. Rejuvenation (1:59) / 10. Easier Said Than Done (4:31) / 11. Shine (14:01)
CD 2 - ‘Alternative Ghosts’: New alternative versions of every track from the original album, engineered, mixed and mastered by Karl Groom
CD 3 - ‘De-Constructing Ghosts’: Remastered version of experimental album originally a separate companion release to the main album under the name of the ‘Galahad Electric Company’ (1999). Contains tracks written and arranged by various other musicians, DJs and re-mixers pieced together from the original Galahad multi-tracks
More information: In late 1996 Galahad commenced writing what was to become their fourth studio album. After a somewhat tortuous search for a new keyboard player to replace Karl who had recently left for family reasons the band welcomed Dean Baker in to the fold and immediately began to write new material for ‘Following Ghosts’.
Dean had an immediate impact upon the band coming up with many interesting and varied ideas many of which ended up on the resulting recording which also gave Galahad a more modern slant on so called ‘Progressive’ Rock.
‘Following Ghosts’ ended up being the most diverse, eclectic and accomplished album the band had recorded at that point. Influences were many and varied, everything from the obvious progressive/rock influences plus elements of dance, break beats, ambient and Middle Eastern sounds as well as nods towards more acoustic based pastoral folk influences together with full on classical orchestrations along with the odd occasional hint of jazz.
This new expansive release brings together all of the ‘Following Ghosts’ related material and consists of a three CD package containing a completely new re-mix of the original ‘Following Ghosts’ album by Karl Groom, the band's engineer/producer of choice, together with ‘Alternative Ghosts’ which contains new alternative versions of every track from the original album, again engineered and mixed by Karl Groom and featuring Mark Spencer playing bass guitar on a Galahad album for the very first time.
Stu Nicholson: "We have also included a re-mastered version of the rather experimental ‘De-Constructing Ghosts’ album which was originally a separate companion release to the main album under the guise of the ‘Galahad Electric Company’ back in 1999. This CD contains tracks written and arranged by various other musicians, DJs and re-mixers pieced together from the original Galahad ‘Following Ghosts’ multi-tracks resulting in completely different songs in most cases!"
"In many ways this was a comeback album, a fresh start after the difficult trials of the previous ‘Sleepers’ album. An album which seemed to polarise opinion at the time within Prog circles, mainly because of its diverse and, ironically, truly progressive nature. Two decades years later, we think it actually still sounds pretty fresh and perhaps will be assessed in a positive way in today’s more accepting musical climate as far so called ‘Progressive Rock’ is concerned."
This package includes new artwork, rare photos and notes by various band members and others who were involved at the time.