What do you imagine when you hear the words ‘ghost train’?
Do you summon up a day spent at a fun fair when your bucket of a carriage takes you and your girlfriend through a dimly-lit tunnel with occasional displays of skeletons which reach out for you as you pass. Of course, you are brave but your girlfriend squeals, but then you squawk as something brushes your face.
Or could it be the sound of a lonesome train whistle in the depths of the night when all else is still? You don’t know where the train is bound for, and this adds to the rare mystery. Do you wish you could be on it?
Perhaps it’s you on that train to you know not where; it might even be the train to nowhere, ever rolling, rattling along on an eternal journey.
Or maybe you’ve just said goodbye to someone and now their absence is leaving you bereft, your mind foggy, and your future opaque… Is that you on the station platform?
01. Marianne Faithfull – Stations
02. Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – The Ghosts Within
03. Shrieve, Frisell, Horvitz – First Train
04. Harold Budd – The Ghost Has No Home
05. Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan – Daldalan Bar
06. Ry Cooder – Train To Florida
07. Shrieve, Frisell, Horvitz – Queen Bee