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The Phantom Carriage

by Snake River

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    releases October 21, 2022

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    Deluxe double vinyl release of the Phantom Carriage album on 160g vinyl.

    Includes digital pre-order of The Phantom Carriage. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 21, 2022
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Sister Edith's Theme/Send For David Holm
The Child Picks Flowers
Does This Not Make You Want To Turn From Your Wicked Ways
And Here I Thought I'd Come Home To Such Joy
The Torn Jacket/Exposed Rain
A New Driver For The Carriage
It Is Death, But He Has Come To Soon
I Am On A Journey
I Am The One David Holm Is Looking For
The Husband Returns
The Seed Has Fallen Amongst Thorns
Sister Edith's Dream
Georges, The Rider of Death Reprise And Reprieve


Legend says that the last person to die before the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve will be the driver of Death’s carriage for the following year, responsible for gathering the souls of all those who pass. The Phantom Carriage is a horror/fantasy film that centres around David Holm, a petulant alcoholic with tuberculosis, who shows no remorse for the effects his actions have on his loved ones. As the clock draws closer and closer to midnight he is forced to look back at the pain his actions have caused others. The Phantom Carriage has endured as one of cinema’s greatest achievements, whose influence cannot be overstated, having inspired such legendary filmmakers as Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick. In the fall of 2021 Snake River wrote a score for the film to celebrate its 100th anniversary. They performed the score over three nights in Saskatchewan around New Year's Eve 2021.


releases October 21, 2022

Produced By: Christopher Sleightholm
Recorded by: Orion Paradis live at The Artesian, Regina, SK on December 29 & 30, 2021
Mixed by: Christopher Sleightholm at Song Has No End Studio
Mastered by: Orion Paradis at SoulSound Studio
Layout & design by: Amber Pb
Images from The Phantom Carriage (1921) by Victor Sjöström
Photos of band by: Sunny Adams
Songs written by: Christopher Sleightholm
with contributions by: Dustin Gamracy, John De Gennaro, Whistlin’ Jeff M & Amber Pb

This album was performed by:

Dustin Gamracy – drums
John De Gennaro – guitars
Whistlin’ Jeff M – bass
Amber Pb – viola & synth
Christopher Sleightholm – guitars, synth & keyboard

Special thanks to everyone who made these shows possible: Dana and all at The Artesian in Regina. Jordan and Callen and all at The Roxy in Saskatoon. Orion Paradis. Sunny Adams. Lacey & Zoe De Gennaro. SK Arts for the financial support. The Garrys & Shooting Guns for inspiration. CFCR in Saskatoon. CJTR in Regina. CBC Saskatchewan. Tim & Amy at T+A for show wardrobe. All the Snake River pet families for enduring mild neglect during rehearsals, with special acknowledgment to Joanie & Eno who endured these songs more than animals should have to. To all our family and friends for support, and to everyone who braved the cold to come to the shows.

© 2022 Snake River
This record is possible because of the support of SK Arts


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Snake River regina, Saskatchewan

Music inspired by the residents of Snake River Mountain & Mr. McKruski.

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