The Residents – The Ghost of Hope
Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era’s elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic.
“Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else – except, of course, The Residents.” –Glide Magazine
“…The Ghost Of Hope travels sonic terrain that will be familiar to many fans.” –Billboard.com
“Part metaphor…and part history lesson, once again the all-seeing eyeball confounds, confuses and amuses.” –The Irish Times
The Ghost of Hope vinyl “Die-Hard Lenticular Set” includes the following: 2x one-sided clear/red split vinyl with clear front-and-back cover foil sheets, held in a folded double 12″ clear pic disc cover. The vinyl feature lenticular “Flip Flop” labels on both B-sides of the records. The Die-Hard package is strictly limited to 100 numbered copies. And that is not all…The lenticular set comes with the special Ghost of Hope Bonus Package, which includes a very large 25x25cm (10″) 3D-animated lenticular stickerplate with the cover art from the Ghost of Hope…PLUS a one sided Glow-in-the-Dark 7″ vinyl with ‘Train vs Elephant’ as a Bonus Track. The Bonus Package, like a ghost late for a haunting, will arrive at your door separately (free of charge) from the vinyl at a later date…
The Ghost of Hope vinyl 2nd pressing Collector’s Edition is a 3 color splatter vinyl with white and black over red. Limited to 100 copies.