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Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway album flac Performer: Sun Kil Moon
Title: Ghosts Of The Great Highway
Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock
Released: 2018
Country: US
MP3 album: 1390 mb
FLAC album: 1547 mb
Rating: 4.1
Other formats: MP4 ASF RA DTS WAV AC3 VOX
Genre: Rock

Folk Rock Sun Kil Moon. 队列表 Folk Rock Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway. Band Name Sun Kil Moon. Album Name Ghosts of the Great Highway. 5. Somewhere (Version 2). 6. Gentle Moon (Radio Recording). Other productions from Sun Kil Moon.

Sun Kil Moon is an American folk rock act from San Francisco, California, founded in 2002. Initially a continuation of the defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon is now the primary recording moniker of vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek  . The band's debut album, Ghosts of the Great Highway, was released in November 2003 by Jetset Records. It contains several songs concerned with true-life stories of deceased boxers, such as Mexican featherweight champion Salvador Sánchez, Filipino flyweight champion Pancho Villa, and also Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim, all three boxers died at the age of 23.

The songs on Ghosts of the Great Highway concern themselves more than ever with matters of life and death, without ever forgetting the inherent magic of a pretty melody or a gripping beat. Great album by a phenomenal artist. Vinyl is noisy as hell and full of non-fill throughout the first few tracks.

Altri album di Sun Kil Moon. I Also Want to Die in New Orleans. Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood. The Ottawa Bluesfest Song (Live in Toronto). War on Drugs: Suck My Cock. only publishes for promotional use and/or for press use images, as delivered and/or authorized by record labels, press offices, promotional agencies; only resorts to degraded images as part of its information feed.

The first album by Red House Painters impresario Mark Kozelek’s folk rock project Sun Kil Moon deals, like most of his albums, with themes of death, lost love, and the transformation of Middle America. Ghosts of the Great Highway Q&A. Producers Mark Kozelek. Writers Leonard Bernstein & Mark Kozelek. Additional Engineer Geoff Stanfield. Additional Recording Geoff Stanfield.

We've gotten battered with rain for the past two days here and I've been walking around in wet socks all damn day. Much like any other music fan, I have that oh so cliche "rainy day album" that I put on whenever it's dark and dreary outside. Sun Kil Moon is a project headed by Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters fame. With Sun Kil Moon Kozelek drops RHP's dank acoustic drone in favor of some Neil Young flavored Folk 'N Roll. Thankfully none of Kolezek's songwriting muscle is lost in this transition.

Album · 2003 · 10 Songs. Ghosts is fulfilling across the board, with Carry Me Ohio as the wistful cherry on top. Ghosts of the Great Highway Sun Kil Moon.

MARK KOZELEK's music is the exception to the rule (the rule being: less is more). In an age when virtually every album is too long, and most songs could stand to lose a little running length, too, Kozelek continues to write songs that go on and on and on, yet never outstay their welcome. Duk Koo Kim is 14 minutes long, but still leaves too soon (and, since you ask, it's the name of a Korean boxer)

Matrix, Runout (Side C, Stamped): RTRADLP885 166536E3/A. Matrix, Runout (Side D, Stamped): RTRADLP885 166536E4/A. Other Versions (5 of 7) View All. Cat.


A1 Glenn Tipton
A2 Carry Me Ohio
A3 Salvador Sanchez
B1 Last Tide
B2 Floating
B3 Gentle Moon
B4 Lily And Parrots
C Duk Koo Kim
D1 Sí, Paloma
D2 Pancho Villa
D3 Gentle Moon (Acoustic)

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Caldo Verde Records
  • Copyright (c) – Rough Trade Records Ltd.
  • Published By – God Forbid Publishing
  • Recorded At – Toast Studios
  • Recorded At – Hyde Street Studios
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BH04053


  • Design – Kendra Binney
  • Performer – Anthony Koutsos, Geoff Stanfield, Tim Mooney
  • Performer [Additional Musician] – Alan Molina, Claire Bryant, David Revelli, Jerry Vessel, Michi Aceret
  • Producer, Written-By, Performer – Mark Kozelek
  • Recorded By [Additional] – Geoff Stanfield
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Aaron Prellwitz


℗ 2003 The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Caldo Verde under exclusive license to Rough Trade Records Ltd
© 2018

Additional recording in Seattle by [...]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 883870088510
  • Barcode (Text): 8 83870 08851 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): BH04053-01 A1 RTADLP 885
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): BH04053-01 B1 RTADLP 885
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched): BH04053-02 C1 RTADLP 885
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched): BH04053-02 D2 RTADLP 885

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TWA53CD, TWA 53 Sun Kil Moon Ghosts Of The Great Highway ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Jetset Records, Jetset Records TWA53CD, TWA 53 US 2003
CV004 Sun Kil Moon Ghosts Of The Great Highway ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx) Caldo Verde Records CV004 US 2007
VR 30031 Sun Kil Moon Ghosts Of The Great Highway ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Vinyl Films VR 30031 US 2003
RTRADLP885 Sun Kil Moon Ghosts Of The Great Highway ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Rough Trade, Caldo Verde Records RTRADLP885 US 2017
RTRADLP885 Sun Kil Moon Ghosts Of The Great Highway ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Rough Trade, Caldo Verde Records RTRADLP885 US 2018

Comments: (27)
Glad I got my copy before reading these reviews. Mine sounds wonderful, with only the occasional pop/crackle that every record has. Really nice mastering too.
I have an Optimal pressing. The C-side ("Duk Koo Kim") is pretty noisy throughout, even after a dry and wet cleaning. And no one has mentioned that the album cover is textured. It's sort of a porous, heavy card stock feel. I'm unsure whether the original Vinyl Films version or the Rough Trade/Caldo Verde US reissue has this same kind of cover.
It really needed some wet-cleaning, but after that it sounds great. Pretty quiet all the way through with just some occasional pops (especially on the bonus-track, but that doesn't really bother me).
Is there any way to tell from looking at the sealed LP that this is a UK pressing? Or, is the packaging identical to the US release, and the only way to tell is to check the runout?
I was able to compare both versions side by side and i wasn't able to spot any differences at all, not even minute ones. So yes, the only way is to check out the runout unfortunately. The good news is that this album isn't exactly sealed like most records are (as it is presented in an outer pvc sleeve, pretty similar to releases on the Music on Vinyl label) so the best way is to get your copy from your friendly local record store. I'm sure the store will let you inspect the runout grooves if you ask nicely.
I have noticed a little bit of surface noise half way through Carry Me Ohio and at the start of Salvador Sanchez the rest seems fine.The US press on the other hand has lots of pops and clicks.
My optimal record plays fine too. Does anyone know how many copies have been pressed???
I've got the Optimal pressing and it's quiet all the way through, with the only minor blemish being the label for side c is pressed off centre and runs out onto the run-out grooves. But of course this is only a cosmetic blemish because nobody plays the paper labels I hope ;) I'm well aware of the need for cleaning new pressings too nowadays (something almost unheard of back in them olden days!) but I have more than one turntable/cartridge so I played the record 'as is' as soon as I got it and it still sounded great, and I think this speaks volumes about the quality of the Optimal pressing. Sadly it seems the GZ pressing for the North American market is a different matter entirely so I urge those that still haven't bought this album to go for the European pressing (Optimal). FWIW, GZ failing to deliver on this great record is not surprising to me, as a good 60% of their pressings that I've got in my collection are what I consider to be poor pressings. Nowadays I try to avoid anything pressed by GZ if I can, while hoping that they can find a solution to deliver a more consistent product.
villagegreenrecords What does the acronym GZ Pressing mean? And FWIW as well? GZ stands for Gramofonové Závody (1948-1999), also known as GZ Digital Media (2000-2013), also known as GZ Media (2014-present). They are a manufacturing company located in the Czech Republic. FWIW means "for what it's worth".
Gold as Heart
What does the acronym GZ Pressing mean? And FWIW as well?
listening on a decent setup and though there's a bit of occasional noise, it definitely does not detract from the music/experience. (bought in Canada).
Small Black
I own a record store and ordered up 4 copies. All 4 copies have significant noise especially in the right channel. Major let down.
Same here! Significant noise in the right channel. Sucks. Guess I'll grab a European pressing when I can.
Are your copies the GZ Vinyl pressings? It seems to me that here in Europe we got Optimal pressings, manufactured in Germany while in the U.S. it appears that the pressings are from GZ Vinyl in the Czech Republic.
Mine plays excellent, no problems at all.Changed inner white paper sleeves for polylined.
Record 1 of mine is noisy on and off in the right channel mostly - a little upsetting, but maybe it was just an uncommon thing.
Same for me. It's a little disappointing, but I can live with it.
I bought the Optimal pressed 2LP set and my records are flat and free of any noise. Before I play any new addition to my collection, new and used, I first of all clean it on my VPI-HW17Fusing an enzyme based cleaner. After a rinse, I follow that with a spin on the Klaudio Ultrasonic RCM. This resolves any potential noise issues other than those that may be inherent in the vinyl itself. It works very well for me, I have to say. It is interesting that there is a second pressing of this release pressed at GZ Vinyl in the Czech Republic. So far, I have encountered one American purchaser who has this, the GZ, pressing. Fortunately, I was able to have a look at the vinyl surfaces prior to purchase as this package is not sealed. I knew from that briefest of looks that it was an Optimal pressing and was of high quality. I did not want to purchase the GZ Vinyl edition which I think may be intended for the U.S./Canadian market. The only gripe perhaps is why the producer did not spend a few extra cent and put the records in polylined inner sleeves. The plain white inners that have been used on this release can cause hairlines on the vinyl. What would it cost, maybe 7 to 10 cent extra???All in all though, very happy with this quality release!
my copy sounds great. no issues. plays like a new record.
It is a bit noisy at times (especially on quieter tracks), but what can you expect from a modern pressing? Over all the mastering is solid. Do what I do and pretend your copy is a VG+ original pressing and you'll suddenly think it's the greatest thing ever. Sad that we have to rationalize new purchases this way, but hey. It's not the worst thing you'll ever hear. I still recommend it.
Excellent packaging and the sound is spot on!!! Finally this beauty is within reach of us poor record hoarders.
As long you have waited for a reissue of this masterpiece, here we are. Music no more comment necessary. Comes in a textured gatefold sleeve - as better than the original. Comes with OBI as the original. Sleeve will be served in an outter thicker polysleeve, again better than the original. Vinyl quality: a decent one. Original wasn't better, still it is not a superb one. As the original comes in cheap paper innersleeves, you are hearing light noise. More or less through all sides. As you will hear the same by the original. Still most of the record companies do not like to spend 8 cent for more a decent poly inner sleeve, nobody can understand. But therefore I saved around 200 euro for an original which aren't better.
can anyone comment on quality? im buying this either way
After reading your comment I received mine today and cut open the paper sleeves before pulling the records out. Just lifted them out, cleaned them, and put in poly sleeves. I don't hear any noise at all! Only complaint is that my side C/D LP is a little bit dished, but not awful.
A little noisy even after a VPI clean. Came in cheap paper inner sleeves which scuffed the record causing to have lots of static crackle. Not too happy but I guess it beats paying $200?
Ordered mine awhile ago and I can't wait to finally get this!
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