Angels & Ghosts

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Angels & Ghosts
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers, Angels & Ghosts cover.jpg
Studio album by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers
Released 23 October 2015
Genre Alternative rock, blues rock, acoustic rock
Length 38:29
Label Columbia
Producer Soulsavers
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers chronology
The Light the Dead See
(2012)The Light the Dead See2012
Angels & Ghosts
(2015)
Dave Gahan chronology
The Light the Dead See
(2012) The Light the Dead See2012
Angels & Ghosts
(2015) Angels & Ghosts2015
Singles from Angels & Ghosts
  1. "All Of This And Nothing"
    Released: 11 September 2015
  2. "Shine"
    Released: 10 December 2015

Angels & Ghosts is the fifth full-length studio album from English electronica production duo Soulsavers, released worldwide by Columbia Records 23 October 2015.[1] It is their second collaboration with Dave Gahan, the frontman of Depeche Mode, as guest vocalist and songwriter, this time released under the moniker Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.

Artwork[edit]

According to Phil Gahan (Dave Gahan's younger brother), the cover photo was shot by Dave's daughter Stella Rose.

Release and promotion[edit]

The album was released as digital download, as well as physical CD and vinyl worldwide through Columbia on 23 October 2015; in support of the album, a tour with a 10-piece band will follow with six shows scheduled in the US and Europe in late October and early November.[1][2]

Pre-orders for the album started 11 September 2015.

The lead single from the album titled "All Of This And Nothing" was released digitally 11 September 2015. A lyric video for the song was released on VEVO 10 September 2015.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
The Observer 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 5.7/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Under the Radar 7/10[9]

Angels & Ghosts received generally favourable reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, it received an average score of 67, based on 12 reviews.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers.

No. Title Length
1. "Shine" 3:40
2. "You Owe Me" 4:22
3. "Tempted" 4:19
4. "All Of This And Nothing" 4:17
5. "One Thing" 4:40
6. "Don't Cry" 4:43
7. "Lately" 4:32
8. "The Last Time" 3:57
9. "My Sun" 3:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 18
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 60
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 33
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[16] 19
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 62
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 7
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[19] 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[20] 29
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 46
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 54
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minsker, Evan; Monroe, Jazz (10 September 2015). "Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Announces New Album and Tour With Soulsavers, Shares "All of This and Nothing"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Grow, Kory (10 September 2015). "Hear Dave Gahan and Soulsavers' Darkly Cinematic New Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Angels & Ghosts by Dave Gahan & the Soulsavers". Metacritic CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Yeung, Neil. "Angels & Ghost - Dave Gahan & The Soulsavers". AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dennis, Jon (October 22, 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts review – doomy ballads from Depeche Mode frontman". The Guardian. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mongredien, Phil (October 25, 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts review – powerful and affecting". The Observer. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (October 26, 2015). "Dave Gahan/Soulsavers - Angels & Ghost". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ Grow, Kory (October 23, 2015). ""Angels & Ghosts", Dave Gahan, Soulsavers". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ Moayeri, Lily (October 22, 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghost". Under the Radar. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 43. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  17. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 44, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  20. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2015.