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Whiskey For The Holy Ghost [Import]

Mark Lanegan Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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For his second solo album, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, Mark Lanegan, the former singer for the Screaming Trees, decided to go wider and deeper. The arrangements are mostly acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums, but the subtle addition of violin and saxophone on select cuts makes for greater variance and gives the album a rich, epic scope. As always, Lanegan sees the glass as neither half-empty or half-full, just dirty. "Borracho" reaches a cathartic wall of shrieking feedback, but mostly Lanegan tunes down for the ambulatory emissions and Seattle blues of "Shooting Gallery", "Judas Touch" and "Kingdoms of Rain". --Rob O'Connor

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5.0 out of 5 stars great June 20 2004
Format:Audio CD
if you are reading this review then chances are that you already know the greatness of this voice. this cd is awsome from start to finish but like the winding sheet has some standout songs like carnival that are just fantastic. take a listen and you will see
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5.0 out of 5 stars have a round on marcus Oct. 24 2003
By boleil
Format:Audio CD
this is the best CD i own and i own a lot from a lot of styles. Yet, year after year, I keep coming back to this. I've been listening to a lot of opeth lately and i thought, you know what would sound good coming down from that chaos...whiskey for the holy ghost. This record is solid from start to finish. Lanegan doesnt tease with one good track and the rest are junk. If more artists would actually deliver quality product from start to finish, kazaa wouldnt be what it is today. Ok, that may not be true. You'll never get rid of cheapskates no matter how good the artist but really, you have got to buy this album. Marks not getting rich here.
The music is mostly a hard acoustic blend of rock and folk. the violins add a nice touch and theres a guest female vocalist who harmonizes well with lanegan and his cigarette scarred vocal chords. Can you imagine mark doing a song with leonard cohen. The low end of the vocal spectrum will never be the same.
House a Home, Carnival and rising the nigthengale give us an inside look into a soul trying to find its way. If your one of those people trying to spread your rays of sunshine to all around you, than this is not for you. Or maybe it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I need a cigarette... June 20 2003
Format:Audio CD
Mark Lanegan's voice is magic. It could give me chills on a 90-degree day. It took a couple listens for me to warm up to a few of the songs on this album, but it was worth it. This is the kind of music best listened to alone, through headphones, and preferrably in the dark - it almost feels like Mark is laying bare his soul to you personally. Laden with lonliness as it is, I wouldn't necessarily call it depressing. Being depressed is never this enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars every song is good - and what a voice! Nov. 9 2002
Format:Audio CD
This music is deep - deeply felt. It really is the perfect music for blubbering into your beer. If I'm not careful, "Borracho" can actually bring me to tears (I'm sorry for what I said/I said I just don't care anymore . . . ).
Aside from the rip-your-heart-out intensity of "Borracho," pretty much the rest of the album is on the mellow side of things, perfect for chilling out.
Lanegan is a good songwriter and it's worth seeking out his more mature solo work if all you know of him is the Screaming Trees or Queens of the Sone Age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars maybe tommorow will be a better day... Sept. 27 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
somehow, i picture lanegan walking into the bar and old jimmy tells him to have one on the house. This is the kind of music you need when perhaps its you who needs one to get you thru the rough times. Songs like 'house a home', 'el sol' and the violin drenched 'carnival'show a side to lanegan that may not have been apparent from his screaming trees efforts. This is a must have for those who like their tracks reflective and brooding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars under the radar screen Sept. 2 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the best of Lanegans solo efforts though they are all really good with the exception of that album of covers, "I'll take care of you" that is merely average. If you find yourself on the receiving end of lifes slings and arrows, pop this in and you'll find you have a friend after all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Album That's Aging Well May 15 2002
By F. Rizo
Format:Audio CD
In my pantheon of Mark Lanegan records, Whiskey is second only to the recently released Field Songs. This album is worlds away from the Screaming Trees, and ambitious as hell. The atmospheric mix of bass and acoustic guitar on "The River Rise" will have you sold from the very beginning of the album. There's some really fantastic "light" stuff on this record; acoustic-heavy tracks "Carnival", "House A Home" and "Sunrise" whose guitars balance out Lanegan's black-as-midnight voice. As the record draws to a close, Lanegan is doing what he does best: from-the-gut songs about loneliness and despair. The closing three tracks are Mark Lanegan at his very best, lighting a cigarette for your soul with his minimalist arrangements and intelligent, powerful lyrics. The only misstep on the whole album is "Borracho", whose Seattle grunge roots are starting to show their age, but don't be fooled. This album is accessible, timeless Mark Lanegan, and a great introduction to his particular style of rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The album is as good as its name is. Feb. 7 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is dark, intelligent stuff, yes, but what's wrong with that? Not everything great in the world is mindless pop. Has the deep, assured tone of a rock star who's been lauded enough to not care about it anymore. There's a similar self-indulgent vein to the work that reminds of Jim Morrison's, and this is no complaint at all; on the contrary, it's a strength.
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