Ian McCulloch Brings Together Orchestral Live Set and 'Pro Patria Mori' Solo Album for 'Holy Ghosts' Package

Ian McCulloch Brings Together Orchestral Live Set and 'Pro Patria Mori' Solo Album for 'Holy Ghosts' Package
Ian McCulloch is best known as the frontman of Echo & the Bunnymen, but the singer is preparing to release another solo album, this time a two-disc set called Holy Ghosts. It is out on April 15 in the UK through Edsel.

The first of the two CDs is a live album recorded last year at London, UK's Union Chapel. This set, entitled Orchestral Reworkings from Union Chapel, consists of orchestral versions of solo tunes, plus Echo & the Bunnymen classics like "Somewhere in My Dreams" and "The Killing Moon." It was mixed and produced by Martin Glover (aka Youth). Listen to the orchestral version of "Bring on the Dancing Horses" below.

Disc two is the recent studio album Pro Patria Mori, which came out last year to fans who contributed to his Pledgemusic campaign.

Watch a trailer for Holy Ghosts below. In the clip, the ever-modest McCulloch promises that the set "contains some of the best songs ever written in the history of time."

According to an Amazon listing, Pro Patria Mori will also get a stand-alone CD release on March 19. What's more, the album Live at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, which originally came in Pledgemusic packages with Pro Patria Mori, will also get its own CD pressing on the same day.

Thanks to Slicing Up Eyeballs for the tip.

Holy Ghosts:

CD 1 - Orchestral Reworkings from Union Chapel:


1. Bring on the Dancing Horses

2. Rescue

3. Idolness of Gods

4. Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

5. Pro Patria Mori

6. Angels and Devils

7. Nothing Lasts Forever

8. Arthur

9. Candleland

10. Killing Moon

11. All My Colours (Zimbo)

12. Watch Me Land

13. The Fountain

14. Somewhere in My Dreams

15. Lips Like Sugar

CD 2 - Pro Patria Mori:


1. Different Trees

2. Empty as a House

3. Lift Me Up

4. Pro Patria Mori

5. Raindrop on the Sun

6. Fiery Flame

7. The Party's Over

8. Watch Me Land

9. Me and David Bowie

10. Somewhere in My Dreams