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The Ghost Of Christmas: Dead Can Dance’s Dionysus

Dead Can Dance returned this year with their best album in 25 years, a haunting and dark oratorio about the god of debauchery. It’s easily one of the best albums of 2018.

The Ghost Of Christmas: The Beach Boys, “The Gong”

The sound of a demon ravaged individual confronting himself amidst a noisy, almost progressive rock accompaniment. It’s an extremely dark journey into a troubled soul…

The Ghost Of Christmas: Sir Christopher Lee Reads Poe’s “The Black Cat”

A literary masterpiece read by one of the great actors of the 20th Century.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Henry James, “The Jolly Corner”

A fantastic radio play interpretation of a classic early 20th century Christmas ghost story.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Pete Shelley, “Sky Yen”

We pay tribute to the late, great Pete Shelley by revisiting a disturbing and dense experimental tape piece from his teenage years before he started his band, the Buzzcocks.

The Ghost Of Christmas: This Mortal Coil, “I Come And Stand At Every Door”

A haunting and thought-provoking antiwar message.

The Ghost Of Christmas: E.B. The Younger, “Used To Be”

The debut single from a new Midlake-related project is an enticingly wistful and poignant song.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Ambrose Bierce, “Moonlit Road”

A spooky radio play from one of American literature’s finest writers.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Pearls Before Swine, “Translucent Carriages”

A haunting walk through the woods from a definitive album released 50 years ago and whose maker sadly passed away this year.

The Ghost Of Christmas: Alien Sex Fiend, “Ghost In The Machine”

This special series is dedicated to the forgotten tradition of ghost stories during the Christmas season. We think it’s an absolutely fantastic idea, and so we decided to make a playlist of sorts to give your evenings the touch of darkness the holiday requires. First up is a new track from an old master.