Sleeping with Ghosts

Release year: 2003
Original Cover

"Remember me through flash photography and screams
Remember me, special dreams"
Placebo - Special Needs


Abolition designed by Fort Foundry.

Background Story

Sleeping with Ghosts is the fourth studio album by Placebo. The original cover is the exact visual representation of the meaning of this album explained by Brian Molko:

“The album title’s about carrying the ghosts of your relationships with you, to the point where sometimes a smell or a situation or an item of clothing they bought brings a person back. For me it’s about the relationship that you have with your memories. They inhabit your dreams sometimes.”

I wanted to get far away from that interpretation. Abstract it into sleeping with the ghosts of human’s beliefs and false truths and the perils that are born within them.