Schoolyard Ghosts

Schoolyard Ghosts is the sixth studio album by British art rock band No-Man.

Schoolyard Ghosts
Studio album by
Released12 May 2008
RecordedAugust–September 2007,
January–March 2008
GenrePost-rock, art rock
Length53:00
LabelKscope
ProducerTim Bowness, Steven Wilson
No-Man chronology
Together We're Stranger
(2003)
Schoolyard Ghosts
(2008)
Love You to Bits
(2019)

Recorded in the UK, France, Sweden and the USA[1] and released on 12 May 2008, the album features contributions from Bruce Kaphan (American Music Club, Red House Painters), drummers Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), saxophonist/flautist Theo Travis, and the London Session Orchestra arranged by Dave Stewart (Hatfield and the North, Egg, Stewart and Gaskin etc.). In his online diary Tim Bowness mentions that, despite following a difficult year and being typically melancholy in places, the tone of the album is more optimistic than anything the band have done before. He also says "All Sweet Things" and "Truenorth" are perhaps the pinnacle of the band's achievements.[2] A promotional Schoolyard Ghosts microsite was created by the band's label, K-Scope. It first featured a music video for "Truenorth – Part Two" which was thereafter replaced for a video of the song "Wherever There Is Light". No-Man fan site "A Confession" has also created a dedicated Schoolyard Ghosts microsite featuring the video for "Truenorth – Part Two" and album lyrics. The No-Man MySpace page also includes extracts from the album.