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Where spirits fly...




Ghost Dance is an English group formed in 1985 and originally consisting of Gary Marx (ex Sisters Of Mercy), Anne-Marie Hurst (ex Skeletal Family), Paul Etchells and Steve Smith.


Group which released a first Single “River of no return” a year later in 1986, a title which would have a good run in the independent Charts. Shortly followed by “Heart full of soul” and “The grip of love”, two new titles which would also be released in 1986 and would confirm the status of the revelation group of the moment.


Success confirmed and especially amplified the following year with the release in 1987 of the Single “A word to the wise”, a Single which will be the first title of the group to be classified in the so-called official Charts.


Release of a compilation album called “Gathering dust” in 1988, an album which will also be popular with the public.


It was a year later in 1989 that the group reached a semblance of consecration with the release of the title “Down to the wire”. Single which will remain as the highest ranked title in their entire discography and which will be found on their first official album “Stop the world”, album which will also be released the same year.


A final major Single “Celebrate” will also be released the same year but it will indeed be the last of the group to appear in the Charts.


To discover or rediscover...


 

Discography (among others ...) :


80s Decade :

  • River of no return 1986

  • Celebrate 1986

  • Heart full of soul 1986

  • The grip of love 1986

  • When I call 1987

  • Fools gold 1987

  • Where spirits fly 1988

  • Can the can 1988

  • Last train 1989

  • Down to the wire 1989

  • Spin the wheel 1989

  • Celebrate 1989

  • Stop the world 1989


2020s Decade :

  • Falling down 2021

  • Jessamine 2022

  • Disgrace 2023

  • Fool's paradise 2023

  • Casting shadows 2023

  • Immortalised 2023


 

Tracks :



1986...we suspected that given the musical past of certain members of the group, the sound and style of this new group were not going to be festive...



1986...afterwards that will not prevent them from getting noticed from the start. Certainly limited success on the Independent Charts but all the same...



1986...the main thing is to make people talk about themselves a little and that's done in any case. Now all they have to do is move up a notch to reach the big leagues...



1986...it won't be for this year 1986 but let's give time to time as they say. A career is built over the medium or even long term...



1987...it is the year 1987 which will allow them to pass this famous level on which they were stumbling from the beginning. It is now done...



1987...we would frankly have had difficulty understanding that the group could not fight on equal terms at one point or another with the competition...



1988...a year 1988 which will be a little less favorable for them but nothing worrying at this stage concerning them. It's part of a career as they say...



1988...especially since this slight decline absolutely does not mean a violent and, above all, irreversible unscrewing. They will return to the race at one point or another...



1989...indeed, here they are back in the Big League, it couldn't be any other way. A 1989 vintage which promises to be their best...



1989...a year that will stay as their best and they will have to make the most of it because it could be their last. And yes already...



1989...it's hard to imagine that the adventure will end there and yet it will not go further than the end of the decade. Unless...



1989...we are going to take everything they can offer us in this year 1989 with maximum attention. Hard law of the trade...



1989...even if the adventure was ephemeral it still saw them produce titles of more than certain quality. Isn't that the main thing...



2021...while we thought we would never see them again, here they are back in a totally and above all unexpected way at the start of the 2020 decade...



2022...so in music nothing is ever finished and you should never say never. And this is what other groups like them said to themselves at the start of the 2020 decade...



2023...this 2020 decade really impresses with the number of groups from the 80s who have decided to come back, of which they are a part, of course, to the great happiness of their core fans...



2023...afterwards, as is often the case after such a long absence, the return takes place more or less in general indifference. It's up to them to do what they need to do to get people talking about them again as they should...



2023...and given what they are now offering there is no reason why at some point we won't be talking about them again at a high level...



2023...we hope in any case that this title will not be the last and that they will come back even more motivated afterwards. And especially with a high caliber musical project...


 

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