Recorded live at Colchester Arts Centre in April 2007 when the band supported Silver Mt. Zion, Ghostband is the group’s fourth live document. Featuring Robin Alderton and Daniel Merrill as a duo, the performance starts innocently enough with the fragmented melody of Music Box, descends into violent chaos and ends with a glorious take of Lullaby, augmented by the recorded voice of missing member Nathaniel Robin Mann. Self-released on CDR in April 2007 in a very limited edition, this has become highly sought-after.
Ghostband has been reissued as a limited edition glass-mastered CD in a reverse cardstock wallet, as part of a programme to make the Dead Rat Orchestra back-catalogue more widely available to a new audience. This CD is also available as part of the special offer Hopewell Sound Recordings three CD bundle.