Tim Bowness / Lost In The Ghost Light


Tim Bowness (best known as a member of art-pop duo No-Man) will issue a new album, Lost In The Ghost Light, in February.

The new record is a concept album revolving around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional ‘classic’ Rock musician in the twilight of his career. The superb cover art (by Jarrod Gosling) reflects this.

The follow-up to 2015’s Stupid Things That Mean The World has been mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson and features a “core band” of Stephen Bennett, Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief), Hux Nettermalm (Paatos) and Andrew Booker. On top of that, the new long-player features some fine musicians making guest appearances including guitarist David Rhodes (recently interviewed by SDE) and the legendary Ian Anderson.

Bowness always delivers brilliantly when it comes to physical formats and Lost In The Ghost Light is available as a limited CD+DVD ‘media book’ edition which features hi-res stereo files on the DVD and a 5.1 surround sound mix of not only this new album, but also of the previous release – Stupid Things That Mean The World.

As if that wasn’t enough, those whose choose to pre-order physical copies of the album from Burning Shed get a signed postcard and a link to a special download release of Songs From The Ghost Light which features alternative versions of songs intended for the concept. All that for £12.99 is a steal! (not applicable to Amazon and JPC, etc.).

Additionally, there is a black vinyl gatefold edition, and a very limited, hand-numbered, heavyweight gold vinyl edition in a gatefold sleeve. I’m told the latter are nearly all gone, so be warned. Both vinyl editions come with a CD, incidentally.

Songs From The Ghost Light will be released on 17 February 2017.



Side One:

1. Worlds Of Yesterday (5.41)
2. Moonshot Manchild (8.58)
3. Kill The Pain That’s Killing You (3.44)
4. Nowhere Good To Go (4.46)

Side Two:

1. You’ll Be The Silence (9.01)
2. Lost In The Ghost Light (1.40)
3. You Wanted To Be Seen (5.32)
4. Distant Summers (4.06)


1. Worlds Of Yesterday (5.41)
2. Moonshot Manchild (8.58)
3. Kill The Pain That’s Killing You (3.44)
4. Nowhere Good To Go (4.46)
5. You’ll Be The Silence (9.01)
6. Lost In The Ghost Light (1.40)
7. You Wanted To Be Seen (5.32)
8. Distant Summers (4.06)

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Met Tim Bowness when he did a London gig shortly after Stupid Things was released. A real gentleman. The cover has echoes of the cover art for Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat.


I’ve pre-ordered the CD/DVD version, I have TB’s last two albums, this guy is great. I got into TB through a friend who gave me some no-man CDs and because of the Steven Wilson link and through ‘Prog’ magazine RIP.

Michel D.

Tim Bowness: always a must buy !!

martin farnworth

Although No- Man as far as i’m concerned are the most underrated act around and have been dormant for a while can’t complain really -we’re getting two for the price of one in Bowness and Wilson. Always an event with a new Bowness release!


It will be good to have the 5.1 mix of Stupid Things That Mean The World – I have the download which came with the purchase of that album, but it will be nice to have it on a disc – proper!

alan hansen

i own all of his no-man, cameo, and solo output so far; so this will be no exception – my christmas pudding!


The gold vinyl is limited to 400 copies.


Tim Bowness is an auto-buy for me. Already pre-ordered the gold vinyl and the CD/DVD media book versions. 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the no-man family tree to bear fruit between this, Blackfield and an anticipated new album by Steven Wilson. Thanks for giving such great coverage to such a deserving artist.

Michel Kempes

Same….. Preordered both couple of weeks ago..