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My record collection
#144: Damon & Naomi with Ghost (LP) and Femme Fatale / My Flower 7"

My first (non promo) copy of Damon & Naomi with Ghost would have been the CD and I happily lived with that as my primary copy for many years. In late 2011 Drag City announced a re-release of the album with a bonus 7” single containing a cover of The Velvet Underground’s Femme Fatale which had previously only been available on the Japanese CD release of the album. This was clearly enough to convince me I needed another copy of this album.

Damon & Naomi with Ghost LP and bonus single
Damon & Naomi with Ghost LP and bonus single

I’m unlikely to say this very often in this series but the CD package is nicer than the LP. Whereas the CD came in a lovely, glossy tri-fold, full colour card sleeve, the LP had the same pics (but bigger obviously) on the back and front, but the rest of the sleeve content was only included on a flimsy, washed out, insert, rather than on the nice thick gatefold sleeve it so obviously deserved! Having said that it is still probably my favourite Damon & Naomi sleeve - the photography, typography and layout are lovely but on the LP could/should be lovelier!

The bonus single came in a plain bag but does have a rather beautiful picture of a wood-carving on the b-side label to make up for that.

Femme Fatale was recorded with Ghost in the sessions for the album and the b-side, an English language cover of Kazuki Tomokawa’s Watashi No Nana was recorded live in Tokyo in 2004 with Michio Kurihara on guitar and Taishi Takizawa on flute. I love hearing woodwind on rock and roll records!

Previously in my record collection: