Distorted Ghosts: Part Two

A few more sparkling spirits from the vaults…

Dead Opera Star (BBC Radio 1):

Dead Opera Star (BBC Radio 1)

Rare outing for this little played gem. Recorded live for the Mark Radcliffe Show on the 19th August 1996. Mark is accompanied by his regular 1996 touring band: Scott Minor, Paul Watson and Scott Fitzsimmons.

Ghost Up In The Sky (Live):

Ghost Up In The Sky (Live)

Not to be confused with Ghost In The Sky this is an unreleased song recorded live on the 30th September 2003 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Sparklehorse were opening for REM on a six date leg of their North American tour. Mark is backed here by brother Matt Linkous, sister in law Melissa Moore and Scott Minor.

LYRICS
We’re gonna fade into the black
When rusty knives fall from their backs
And one more fire melting blaze
Lonely eyes look at my face
Wanna be on fire
Like a wheel up high
Wanna be a ghost
Up in the sky, the sky
Won’t be no pony in our way
No bony bloody hands of fate
Won’t be no mountains of day
Oppressing spiders of decay
Wanna be on fire
Wanna be on trial
Wanna be a ghost
Up in the sky, the sky, the sky

Casper The Friendly Ghost (BBC Radio 1):

Casper The Friendly Ghost (BBC Radio 1)

In July 2008 Mark toured the UK and Europe in Daniel Johnston’s backing band with Jad Fair, James McNew, Norman Blake, Emma Niblett and Kristian Goddard. The tour included a stop at the BBC’s historic Maida Vale Studios in London to record an eleven song session for Rob Da Bank including this spooky Johnston classic…

To be continued……….

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