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Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has become one of today's greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. Many fell in love with Iron and Wine Beam's tender and spare rendering of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" was featured on the Garden State soundtrack in 2002. ... Read more in Amazon's Iron & Wine Store

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  • Audio CD (April 16, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B00BI6SSMC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,993 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost. Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam's longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean.

Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that "pop music hadn't seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens," while Pitchfork said it "more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the "anxious tension" of his two previous records. "This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few," he says.

Helping achieve Beam's vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost. For the album's cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series Private Views by noted photographer Barbara Crane.

Customer Reviews

All and all, not a step in the right direction.
Adam J Suhayda
The only complaint I have about the actual music part is it's too short, I wanted longer songs or more songs.
Nattyak
This is a great album and another infinitely listenable album that you should buy.
Joshua Anderson

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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on April 16, 2013
Format: Vinyl
I have no idea how anyone could criticize Iron & Wine for moving into new directions in their music. They have come a long way since Sam Beam started the project, and while I absolutely love their (his) first couple of albums and always will, I must admit that this album has a lot more depth and charm. To expect a musician to do the same calming acoustic melodies he was doing over ten years ago is insulting when you consider the need of an artist to grow and express himself in the present.
This album is a brilliant display of songwriting and arrangement that should put it up there as one of the greatest albums of the year. Do yourself a favor and give this album a try, though I would insist you forget everything you know about Iron & Wine prior to this release. It is not the "Naked as We Came" Iron & Wine that so many of us fell in love with so many years ago, yet it is true to form and a brilliant display of talent and melody that will stick with you for years to come.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Steven G. Stoeckle on May 12, 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Like all of Sam Beam's (Iron &Wine) efforts, Ghost on Ghost is a beautiful collection of amazing lyrics set to equally amazing musical arrangements. While some will say Ghost on Ghost doesn't sound anything like Beam's earlier records....they're simply not paying attention to the journey Sam has taken musically. I'm happy to be along for the ride, wherever it goes.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin Pyle on April 16, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
I have listened to this album several times on NPR's First Listen and I have been in love with it from the beginning. This is a great album to listen to on a sunny spring day. Roll the windows down and enjoy this one.
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36 of 52 people found the following review helpful By E. Ward on April 17, 2013
Format: Audio CD
First let me start by saying that I have been an Iron and Wine fan since the Creek Drank the Cradle. Beam has a great voice and has always been a great song writer. I am also all for artists growing and expanding their sound - sometimes it makes a good band great and sometimes it can turn something great into something that's just ok. For Beam and Iron and Wine, I feel that they have unfortunately fallen trap to the later. On the Shepard's dog, he started moving away from the Iron and Wine sound that I love - it was still a good album but not his best. When Kiss Each Other Clean came out, it was a drastic step in another direction - yet, even with that album I was able to find it strong enough as a whole. There were a few awful songs on it but there were enough solid tracks for me to accept the album. With Ghost on Ghost, Iron and Wine has continued with a sound that is nothing like the earlier albums. As mentioned above, for some bands this can be a great thing but for Iron and Wine it has completely ruined a good thing. Don't get me wrong, this album could be good if you stripped out the band or changed the band to something more folky - but with the band and it's current sound, the songs are just simply annoying. For me, this album conjures up images of the loveboat or some cheesy, run down lounge in Reno. Unless Beam shifts back to what made Iron and Wine great to begin with, it's safe to say this is the last I&W album I will purchase - and that's something I never thought I would say.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Adam J Suhayda on July 27, 2013
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not I@Ws best album. the music is cluttered and incoherent at times. The overall theme is reminiscent of 70's light rock. Listening through the tracks brought me back to childhood days of watching The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch. I'm not sure if this was intentional. However, I'd question the judgement of the artist if that were the case.

All and all, not a step in the right direction. 70's light rock is dead and gone for good reason. it was never that great to begin with.

if you like I@W.. I'd probably recommend The Shepherd's Dog or any earlier works over this album.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jacob M. Prestidge on April 19, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Sometimes less is more.

While Sam Beam is by all accounts a brilliant, hyper-creative arranger/producer, these arrangements, this production simply doesn't play to his personal strengths as a musician and performer. It seems he wants to sing with his full voice now. For some, that's the better choice, but Sam's voice is actually much MORE emotive when hushed and lilting. Likewise, his songs are MORE compelling when sparsely arranged. "Kiss Each Other Clean" and now "Ghost On Ghost" remind me of Nick Drake's "Bryter Layter" album, good songs from a great artist weakened by over-arrangement. Here's hoping Sam still has a "Pink Moon" up his sleeve.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MLS on April 21, 2013
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Sam Beam is pure genius in this (and I own everything he's ever done). I love the slight jazz influence of this. The playfulness, the brilliant creativity that we've come to know topped off with someone who knows they have the power to step a wee bit outside of themselves and produce a masterpiece on top of other masterpieces of work with a slight twist that will not appoint. Trust me. This is a must add to any Iron and Wine addict's collection. BRAVO!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan on April 20, 2013
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I was one of those long-time Iron & Wine fans who was left a little confused by thier (his) previous effort, Kiss Each Other Clean. It was a long run into left field territory for a performer who'd made his name on acoustic guitar and hush-hush murmurings, and while it did have a few standout moments and some reasonably catchy jams, it just wasn't the Iron & Wine I knew.

Having read the early reviews of Ghost On Ghost, I was going into this expecting more of the same...but I'm happy to report that is not entirely the case.

Make no mistake: this is still a full band effort, far from the stripped-down solo tracks of yore, but to echo the sentiments of previous reviewers this album feels far more relaxed. The entire thing has a bit of a "swingy" vibe to it. That's not to say it's lounge music for an evening at the martini bar; rather, it just feels more "loose" in the arrangements, allowed to sway a bit more. Production is less painfully slick, the horns are less glaring, the random synthesizer swoops and boops are almost entirely gone, and the whole thing just feels less frenetic and less dense.

It almost feels as if Sam HAD to take that leap into Kiss Each Other Clean territory in order to get it out of his system, see how far he wanted to push his music, then reign it back in a little for this effort.

Also, as a pleasant aside for folks such as myself who are as much fans of Sam Beam The Wordsmith as they are of Sam Beam The Musician, the lyrical imagery this time around takes a turn back toward Iron & Wine's classically evocative style. Maybe it's the subject matter of the album: Ghost On Ghost plays as kind of lovers' travelogue, with a pair of wayward souls winding their way around, in, and out of various times and places in each others' lives.
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First Impression stand out tracks....The Desert Babbler , Grass Widows , New Mexico Is No Breeze....
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