Recorded live as a duo of Robin Alderton and Daniel Merrill, supporting Silver Mt. Zion at Colchester Arts Centre in April 2007. Ghostband… is an exercise in tension and release, from the first winding clicks of the music box of the opening title to the explosive fusillade of Scattergun and the raucous, disinhibited trailer park hoedown of The Stomp. The performance concludes 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.