The Residents ‎– The Ghost Of Hope

MVD Audio ‎– MVD9754A, Cherry Red ‎– MVD9754A
CD, Album


1 Horrors Of The Night 7:20
2 The Crash At Crush 6:47
3 Death Harvest 7:21
4 Shroud Of Flames 5:44
5 The Great Circus Train Wreck Of 1918 6:59
6 Train Vs Elephant 4:05
7 Killed At A Crossing 9:02

Companies, etc.



Issued in a hardback sleeve with a 32-page booklet.

Track 6, Train Vs Elephant, is approximately 1 minute shorter than the version of the previously released Rushing Like A Banshee 7" singles.

© ℗ 2017 The Cryptic Corp.
Made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 760137975427
  • Barcode (Text): 7 60137 97542 7
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (Stamped): IFPI 9R78
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100006643480

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PR010 The Residents The Ghost Of Hope(LP, Album) Psychofon Records PR010 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PR 010 The Residents The Ghost Of Hope(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Red) Psychofon Records PR 010 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
none The Residents The Ghost Of Hope(CDr, Album, Promo) Cherry Red none UK 2017 Sell This Version
PR010 The Residents The Ghost Of Hope(LP, Album) Psychofon Records PR010 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
MVD-9754AJP The Residents The Ghost Of Hope (CD, Album) Disk Union MVD-9754AJP Japan 2017 Sell This Version



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March 25, 2017
edited 9 months ago
After listening to it for the 2nd time now, I must say it's not a bad album at all! (Even if not comparable to such masterpieces as "Not Available" or "Animal Lover"). Randy sounds a bit tired here, as if his lust for singing and growling is gradually disappearing but he gets good support from other - male and female - voices.The theme is interesting and the music to it fits, using strange melodies as well as original train-, animal- or crashing-sounds. It is atmospheric and dense while psychedellicaly drifting away to unknown acoustical regions at the same time. The "Rushing Like A Banshee"-part still blows my head away (like the single-track already did) and I wish they'd do more powerful, sappy stuff like this in the future! Back to TGOH which is definitely worth listening to it, anyway! As well as it's worth buying it since the accompanying artwork - a hardcover-BOOK (like in the good old days of their Mute-releases) - is well crafted and beautiful, so that you not only can LISTEN to the weird and drastic events they tell and sing about but also READ about the context or better follow the lyrics/ stories while also seeing them. - The recent stuff from Charles Bobuck (lots of it came out lately, downloads or CDs like "Eggs For Breakfast" a.m.o.) is at least as interesting as this, by the way, if not even more adventurous and inventive so that we are in the luxurious situation that we now can follow TWO versions of the Residents! (A bit like the two groups named FAUST in Germany).