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
Studio Various
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)
Angels & Ghosts
(2015)
Kubrick
(2015)
Dave Gahan chronology
The Light the Dead See
(2012)
Angels & Ghosts
(2015)
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 followed with six shows 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
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.6/10[3]
Metacritic67/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
The Music4/5 stars[7]
The Observer4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork5.7/10[9]
PopMatters6/10[10]
Renowned for Sound2.5/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[12]
RTÉ.ie3/5 stars[13]
Under the Radar7/10[14]

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.[4] At AnyDecentMusic?, that collates critical reviews from more than 50 media sources, the album scored 6.6 points out of 10.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers.

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:38:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 18
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 60
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 33
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[21] 19
Irish Albums (IRMA)[22] 62
Italian Albums (FIMI)[23] 7
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[24] 3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[25] 29
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[26] 46
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[27] 54
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[29] 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. ^ "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts". AnyDecentMusic?. anydecentmusic.com. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Angels & Ghosts by Dave Gahan & the Soulsavers". Metacritic CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Yeung, Neil. "Angels & Ghost - Dave Gahan & The Soulsavers". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Dennis, Jon (22 October 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts review – doomy ballads from Depeche Mode frontman". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  7. ^ McNaughton, Mac. "Dave Gahan - Angels And Ghosts". The Music. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  8. ^ Mongredien, Phil (25 October 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts review – powerful and affecting". The Observer. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Rachel, T. Cole (26 October 2015). "Dave Gahan/Soulsavers - Angels & Ghost". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  10. ^ BERGSTROM, JOHN (29 October 2015). "Dave Gahan and Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  11. ^ Anna, Wilson (November 18, 2015). "ALBUM REVIEW: DAVE GAHAN & SOULSAVERS – ANGELS AND GHOSTS". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  12. ^ Grow, Kory (23 October 2015). ""Angels & Ghosts", Dave Gahan, Soulsavers". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  13. ^ Corr, Alan (27 October 2015). "Bringin' It by Christian McBride". RTE. rte.ie. Retrieved 17 June 2018. 
  14. ^ Moayeri, Lily (22 October 2015). "Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Angels & Ghost". Under the Radar. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
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  20. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 43. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  22. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 44, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
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  24. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
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  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
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  29. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2015.