Ian McCulloch

Holy Ghosts

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In 2013, singer/songwriter Ian McCulloch released the fan-funded studio album Pro Patria Mori and the concert album Live at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Both albums were then re-released as a double package titled Holy Ghosts. The live album featured McCulloch performing a solo concert of songs from his own albums as well as many Echo & the Bunnymen favorites rearranged for orchestra. The studio album, Pro Patria Mori, was a similarly lush affair that balanced McCulloch's '80s synth and guitar-driven sound with orchestral flourishes and songs that showcased his longstanding love of melodic pop grandeur. Fans of McCulloch and Echo & the Bunnymen will definitely want to seek out this generous double album.