Ghost

by Book Club

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    "'Meal Of Dreams' starts off as sparse singer/songwriter fare, but expands into a lush folk-pop gem in which Horlick and Macquarrie’s voices interweave quite beautifully. - My Old Kentucky Blog
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    Beautifully designed and packaged, these 12" Records, limited to a pressing of 250 (50 on seafoam green vinyl), sound amazing - the way folk music should be heard. They come with full lyrics and liner notes, include a digital download of the album, and they're fun to look at.

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a thousand words a page every page a mile on my way a thousand words a page every page a mile on my way i’m gonna go, i won’t be slow yea, i’m gonna go, i won’t be slow a thousand words on page take me half the way i don’t try to stay alive i don’t try, i just get by a thousand words on a page take me half the way there’s something you don’t know there’s always something you don’t know and i don’t wanna lie i don’t wanna lie, and i don’t, and i don’t a thousand words a page every page a mile on my way a thousand words a page every page a mile on my way there are things you don’t know there are things you don’t know there are always things that you don’t know.
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Meal of Dreams (free) 03:28
we were in a city that i think i’d never been to at a table, at a restaurant, by a dark wall, by a window we were in our coats and scarves, so it might’ve been in winter but it might’ve just been cold, and i can’t remember snow, so i guess that all that matters is we were having a nice dinner i remember motion and waves of disbelief crashing on the shores of love, sinking in the sands of grief i remember motion and waves of disbelief crashing on the shores of love, sinking in the sands of grief but i don’t know why I do sadness comes in many shapes this i know but can’t escape why it had to take your shape my mind could not accomodate.
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Praying Sound (free) 02:36
got down on our knees and we ran ran straight to that praying sound come around, we’d say, was another way to say come straight to that praying sound the streets these days are paved with question marks the river’s a curious brown when the roads don’t know where they’ve been or where to go they follow that praying sound don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around remember why you came to town well, my sister had a thought that my mother once forgot when my father wouldn’t write it down and i couldn’t help ‘em, cause i don’t really listen to much but that praying sound don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around remember why you came to town stand upon your prayers and sing climb upon your loneliest frown raise your lowest thought to a place where you are not and look up to that praying sound don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around don’t forget don’t forget what keeps you around remember why you came to town.
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window met the fading sun warm refractions bent and burned the heat across my soft pink face does its’ best to take your place the room by now is half alone the covers still undone the heat in rays fills empty space does its’ best to take your place i had no plans to wish you gone no relief when you proved me wrong I loved to dance with you the most but i can’t dance just with your ghost now music is supposed to heal to act as heat, to mend and seal but music is my open wound the hurt that makes me think of you i cannot stand to see you gone the heat, the sound, they matter none i loved to dance with you the most but i can’t dance just with your ghost ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
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I ain’t gonna drink no more I ain’t gonna drink no more when i get to the golden gate, I wanna go through the door when I was just a little girl, Jesus called my name i haven’t heard from him since, but I love him just the same so, I ain’t gonna drink no more I ain’t gonna drink no more when I get to the golden gate, I wanna go through the door when I was just a little girl, the devil called my name we danced all night ‘till the sun came up but it hasn’t been the same so I ain’t gonna drink no more I ain’t gonna drink no more when I get to the golden gate, I wanna go through the door i said I ain’t gonna drink no more I ain’t gonna drink no more When i get to the golden gate, i wanna go through the door i said when I get to the golden gate, I’m gonna go through the door.
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we were doing nothing we were doing nothing we were doing nothing was a cold, cold year we were doing nothing we were doing nothing we were doing nothing was a cold, cold year there was a time when that was clear we were women with men we were women with men we were the master and margarita we were women with men we were women with men we were the master and margarita and now i know that that’s not so.
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rather than cry when I mean to weep rather than sing when it’s better to speak rather than wade when the water’s too deep i will be right here awake or asleep rather than sing when i mean to speak rather than cry when it’s better to weep rather than wade when the water’s too deep i will be right here awake or asleep we have been under the weather we have laid in peace and it’s better we have been alone together ah ah ah ah we have been under we have laid in peace and it’s better we have been alone together ah ah ah ah rather than cry when i mean to weep rather than sing when it’s better to speak rather than wade when the water’s too deep i will be right here awake or asleep we have been under the weather we have laid in peace and it’s better we have been alone together ah ah ah ah sometimes we are under the weather sometimes we lay in peace and it’s better sometimes we’re alone together ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ahhhh.
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I ain’t a prosecutor, but I got a moral code well if i defend you, it’s partly cause I like nice clothes I ain’t saying your guilty and you gotta pay but sometimes the guilty gotta pay it’s too overwhelming sometimes to seek the truth it’s easier sometimes to seek a truth you can use no matter the deal, sometimes you always refuse and now you got the going to jail blues it’s a lifetime of action, a lifetime of waiting there’s waiting in action, and action in delay we draw a line between the act and consequence we draw another line between result and aftermath I ain’t saying you deserve a harsh sentence but sometimes the guilty gotta pay it’s too overwhelming sometimes to seek the truth it’s easier sometimes to seek a truth you can use no matter the deal, sometimes you always refuse and now you got the going to jail blues and now you got the going to jail blues.
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i took a walk down to your old house just to see what it is you used to be about i walked down your streets and i looked at your trees and i saw the people, the places you used to be i saw the ghosts of your history looking down at me, looking at your tree and i think i know, yea i think i know how it feels tell me you don’t tell me you won’t tell me you won’t tell me lies tell me you don’t tell me you won’t tell me you won’t tell me lies.
10.
i don’t wanna talk about the weather no, i don’t wanna talk about that i’m not much for conversation no, i’m not much for chit chat i don’t wanna talk about the war the one now or the one before i can’t help it if i’m bored but i don’t wanna talk about the war pour me a drink if you must go on like that don’t wanna be mean, but i’m not and i can’t stand i’m not much for chit chat don’t wanna talk about the weather no, i don’t wanna talk about that i’m not much for conversation no, i’m not much for chit chat.

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"Ghost sticks to classic form, drawing inspiration from folk, country and pop sounds that sidestep the indie folk clichés. The album's nebulous sound could have been captured in 1961 or 2011, and the tension that swells within the album's weary boy-girl tales is as timeless as the gap between Adam and Eve.
- Chad Radford, Creative Loafing Atlanta

"'Meal Of Dreams' starts off as sparse singer/songwriter fare, but expands into a lush folk-pop gem in which Horlick and Macquarrie’s voices interweave quite beautifully. - My Old Kentucky Blog

“It seems that Atlanta is the new Brooklyn, or since it’s smaller, it’s probably the new Austin, sadly.  But, good for the ATL, especially considering they have this great little group, Book Club. For me, [Meal of Dreams] sounded like a bastard version of a serious Moldy Peaches tune.  But, hold on for lush arrangements, folk texturizing, and you’ll be pleased with what you hear.” - Austin Town Hall

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Atlanta’s Book Club, a modern folk quintet founded by Robbie Horlick (of indie rockers Cassavetes), navigates today’s indie-folk sea with a rare honesty and classicism. The band honors the folk tradition, yet is unbound by it; every song is a fresh take on an old history. Anchored by the rich and sweetly-sung co-ed harmonies of Horlick and Leigh Anne Macquarrie, their arrangements range from that of a lone nylon guitar to songs thoughtfully embellished by cello, double bass, pedal steel, melodica, glockenspiel, saxophone, percussion, and more. Paying simultaneous homage to their traditional, and their modern, influences, Book Club draws easy comparisons to She & Him, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and The Dutchess and Duke one minute, and Patsy Cline, The Carter Family, and Fleetwood Mac the next.

Ghost, the band’s first LP, released digitally and on limited edition vinyl - and handmade bookmark - on August 2, 2011, sounds like what might result if Lou and Nico were from the South and grew up on Mermaid Avenue, or if by some crazy wrinkle in time, Johnny and June grew up listening to Tom Petty and Iron & Wine. The songs on Ghost are pretty and sad, and there is a magic to their orchestration, at times sparse and delicate, at times embellished and blissful. Carefully arranged and tied together by a simple narrative element - with nary a wasted note - Book Club’s Ghost is at once modern and hauntingly timeless.

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credits

released August 2, 2011

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Lee Goldenberg - Bass
Matt Jarrard - Cello
Robbie Horlick - Vox, Guitar, Banjo, Saxophone, Melodica
Leigh Anne Macquarrie - Vox, Melodica, Glockenspiel
Joseph War - Percussion

Pedal Steel by Pat Rusert
Additional Percussion by Chris VanBrackle

Recorded and Mixed at Wizkid Sound in Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Joel Hatstat
Photo and Design by Rachel Horlick

All songs written by Robbie Horlick, except "Ain't Gonna Drink No More" written by Leigh Anne Macquarrie.

© Book Club 2011

Limited Edition vinyl release by 2Step Records.
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"beautiful, haunting musings...playful yet elegant" - LatestDisgrace.com

"It’s not over-produced like a lot of folk music; it’s simplicity is both endearing and purposeful." - AustinTownHall.com

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