Ghost of a Dog

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Ghost of a Dog
Edie Brickell - Ghost of a Dog.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 19, 1990
GenreAlternative rock, jangle pop, folk-rock
ProducerTony Berg
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians chronology
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Ghost of a Dog
Stranger Things
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Fretplay4/5 stars[2]

Ghost of a Dog is the second album by American alternative rock band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, released in 1990 (see 1990 in music).

In the printed lyrics that accompany the album, each song has a word with a single letter missing. In order, they spell out "Ghost of a dog." The album sold about 500,000 copies.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Mama Help Me"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, John Bush4:02
2."Black and Blue"Edie Brickell3:55
3."Carmelito"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, Wes Burt-Martin, Brad Houser, Matt Chamberlain, John Bush4:12
4."He Said"Edie Brickell5:24
5."Times Like This"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow2:56
6."10,000 Angels"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, John Bush6:06
7."Ghost of a Dog"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow1:34
8."Strings of Love"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow4:13
9."Woyaho"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow2:34
10."Oak Cliff Bra"Edie Brickell1:28
11."Stwisted"Edie Brickell5:09
12."This Eye"Edie Brickell3:18
13."Forgiven"Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow, Wes Burt-Martin, Brad Houser, Matt Chamberlain, John Bush5:35
14."Me By the Sea"Edie Brickell3:03


New Bohemians



  • Producer: Tony Berg
  • Engineers: Ken Jordan, Chris Lord-Alge, Susan Rogers, David Thoener
  • Assistant engineers: Greg Goldman, Mike Reiter
  • Mixing: Tony Berg, Bob Clearmountain, Susan Rogers
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Arrangers: Tony Berg, Wes Burt-Martin
  • Design: Lyn Bradley, Janet Wolsborn
  • Artwork: Lyn Bradley, Janet Wolsborn
  • Photography: Ann Cutting


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 32

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Mama Help Me" Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
1990 "Mama Help Me" Modern Rock Tracks 17


  1. ^ Ghost of a Dog at AllMusic
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  3. ^ "She'll take songs over spotlight". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2012-07-14.