THEA GILMORE GHOSTS & GRAFFITI It makes for an interesting trivia question and one that probably few could answer ... Name the UK artist who first hit the top 40 with her FOURTEENTH album... The answer of course...Thea Gilmore. “In the current musical climate of pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap, people figure that careers like mine cant happen any more.. The idea of an artist releasing 14 albums over 17 years and selling more with every record is an anathema to most of the industry.. “ Anathema indeed, Thea Gilmore strikes an enviable pose within the clatter of the mainstream. Still just 35, she has over 17 years carved out a home from the solid rock of the music business and has been throwing album shaped house parties at a startling rate. And now, album number 15 Ghosts And Graffiti a different beast again. A compilation with its own twists part new album, part retrospective. Gilmore revisits old material but does so in stellar company the album features collaborations with Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, The Waterboys, Joan As Policewoman, John Cooper Clarke, King Creosote and I Am Kloot. Their contributions join forces with six all new songs, and just for good measure Gilmore's recent run of radio hits are included, alongside selected jewels from her back catalogue.