On October 4, 2019.

On October 4, 2019, “Ghosteen Ltd” label released “Ghosteen”, the seventeenth Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Woodshed” in Malibu, “NightBird” in West Hollywood, “Retreat” in Brighton, “Candy Bomber” in Berlin, “Air” in London, and was produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Personnel:

  • Nick Cave – lead and backing vocals, piano, synthesiser, mixing, sleeve design
  • Warren Ellis – synthesiser, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals
  • Thomas Wydler – drums
  • Martyn Casey – bass
  • Jim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussion
  • George Vjestica – guitar
  • Augustin Viard – ondes Martenot
  • Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit – tablas
  • Ben Foster – string arrangement, conducting
  • Sam Thompson – string arrangement assistance
  • Tom Pigott-Smith – leading
  • Steve Morris – leading of seconds
  • Bruce White – first viola
  • Nick Cooper – first cello
  • Mary Scully – first double bass
  • Warren Ellis – mixing
  • Lance Powell – recording, mixing
  • Kevin Paul – recording
  • Ben Thackeray – recording
  • Jake Jackson – recording
  • Alex Csak – recording assistance
  • Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit – recording assistance
  • Richard Biethan – recording assistance
  • Ingo Krauss – recording assistance
  • Oliver Klemp – recording assistance
  • John Prestage – recording assistance
  • Andrew Dominik – mixing
  • John Armstrong – mixing assistance
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering, lacquer cutting
  • Tom duBois – cover art
  • Matthew Thorne – photography
  • Hingston Studio – sleeve design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nick Cave, all music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

  1. Spinning Song
  2. Bright Horses
  3. Waiting for You
  4. Night raid
  5. Sun Forest
  6. Galleon Ship
  7. Ghosteen Speaks
  8. Leviathan
  9. Ghosteen
  10. Fireflies
  11. Hollywood

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