June 17, 2014 - submitted by Andrea, United Kingdom

Q. Hi Dear Oracle,
Well My question is why in the booklet of Ghost Stories said : All Songs Berryman, Buckland, Champion, Martin* why Chris has a * ?
Thank you so much.

The Oracle replies:

It's not specifically Chris who has a *. It's after the band.
When you see an * it usually means there's a footnote. You have to look further down to find another * explaining what the first * means.
In this case the * denotes that the songs are written by the band and the * pertains to the publishing.
If you look at the credits, further down the sleeve the * explains additional publishing / writer credits.