Virginia Tree

Fresh Out

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Virginia Tree is the pseudonym of the former Ghost vocalist Shirley Kent. After the demise of Ghost (the British progressive '60s band, not the Japanese band of the same name) in the early '70s, Kent joined former Ghost band members Paul Eastment and Terry Guy to record Fresh Out. This album contains nine original folk- and jazz-styled compositions as well as a cover of Jimmy Dorsey's "I'm Glad There Is You." Only 1,000 copies of the album were originally pressed on the Minstrel label in 1975, and it soon became a collector's item. This is the first time this album has appeared in CD format and it has been re-released in a slightly oversize cardboard gatefold sleeve which reproduces the original album's graphics. It also contains detailed liner notes outlining the history of Ghost, including Shirley Kent's involvement with the band and her subsequent solo career. This CD reissue also contains two extra tracks that have been recently recorded by Kent.