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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 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 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 One of the Decade's Finest May 18 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Belonging more in the realm of world-weary travelers than urban ranters, Lanegan has moved far beyond the confines of his gifted but too often one-demensional Seattle peers. He inhabits a world so conversly bereft yet hopeful that it can be described only as pocessing a rythm of a truly personal nature, one of divine rivers and the promise of a new forgetfull day. Lanegan has created something truly extraordinary here. A work too profound to be mistaken for a side project. Holy Ghost's 13 tracks are individualy works of art, and collectively create an album so achingly beautiful it will move its listener to tears. One only hopes the torment of Lanegan's soul allows him strengh enough to create once more, and allows us a chance to enter a secret world were we may find, if only briefly, some permanence in our sorrow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Will Move You the More You Listen Jan. 20 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Mark Lanegan has one of those too much whiskey and a million packs of cigarettes voices that you can feel -- it starts in your toes and works its way up. Also the lead singer of the hard-driving Screaming Trees, Lanegan seems to use his dark and moody solo albums to ease his soul. Lanegan admittedly battled his personal demons while making Whiskey for the Holy Ghost and it shows.
I first listened to this album with the love of my life and we both loved it. As that relationship crumbled, I thought it would be too painful to listen again, but have since found solace in Mark's haunting lyrics. You'll find pleasure and pain here -- no matter how you feel this is a great album; easily one of my top ten.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True tales from inside the bottle May 13 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those recordings whose depth grows with each listening. On the surface a simple, early-country blues collection of songs accompanied primarily by acoustic guitar, but below that are layer upon layer of irony, biting sarcasm and melancholy. Lanegan's slow-motion vocals carry the listener through a dozen drunken nights and hungover mornings soaked with regret, but somehow filled with hope as the sun finally rises. With subtle touches of fiddle and electric guitar supporting Lanegan's best singing ever, this CD proves the former frontman of Screaming Trees has an assured solo career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True tales from inside the bottle May 8 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those recordings whose depth grows with each listening. On the surface a simple, early-country blues collection of songs accompanied primarily by acoustic guitar, but below that are layer upon layer of irony, biting sarcasm and melancholy. Lanegan's slow-motion vocals carry the listener through a dozen drunken nights and hungover mornings filled with regret, but somehow filled with hope as the sun finally rises. With subtle touches of fiddle and electric guitar supporting Lanegan's best singing ever, this CD proves the former frontman of Screaming Trees has an assured solo career.
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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 great
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... Read more
Published on June 20 2004 by Dawn M. Florio
2.0 out of 5 stars Why in heck did he leave the Trees???!!!!???!!!!!
Why in heck did this jerk leave the Trees? That was the most happenin' band in Seattle, we all loved 'em. "Nearly Lost You" was the best song of the '90s, by far! Read more
Published on May 21 2004 by Da Peace Dogg
5.0 out of 5 stars I need a cigarette...
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. Read more
Published on June 20 2003 by Angela Spenny Huber
5.0 out of 5 stars maybe tommorow will be a better day...
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... Read more
Published on Sept. 27 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars under the radar screen
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. Read more
Published on Sept. 2 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The album is as good as its name is.
This is dark, intelligent stuff, yes, but what's wrong with that? Not everything great in the world is mindless pop. Read more
Published on Feb. 7 2002 by The Hammer
5.0 out of 5 stars ************** (How many stars is that?)
There aren't enough stars on the scale for me to rate this album. From start to finish, the best piece of musical work my soul has stumbled across. Ever.
Published on May 17 2001 by Andrew C. Guyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark Lanegan=Greatest voice
Mark Lanegan has a voice that is truly brilliant. On this album he wields it effectively, writing songs that can bring tears to your eyes for their sadness or just for their sheer... Read more
Published on April 28 2001 by "bbwieder"
5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling sad? Glad?
Gorgeous, deep down painful beauty. Enough to make you want to weep in the best possible way, cathartic. Read more
Published on July 13 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Beautiful
This album is darkly gorgeous. It is a perfect album for a strung-out night or a rainy day. At times bleak, sometimes slightly uplifting, it's dense with emotion in a way that... Read more
Published on June 16 2000 by Michael D. Sobota
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