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Performer: Ride
Title: Carnival Of Light
Country: UK
Released: 1994
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 933
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Carnival of Light is the third studio album by British rock band Ride, released in June 1994 via Creation Records. The album showcased the band's shift from shoegazing to a more traditional, psychedelic rock sound. It was not well received by critics, and by the end of 1994 even the band members had become disillusioned, referring to it amongst themselves as "Carnival of Shite". All tracks written by Andy Bell except where noted. Laurence Colbert – drums, percussion.

Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album). Also known as "the album that derailed Ride". Ride were young guys when they recorded their magnificent first handful of EPs and first two albums, hugely indebted to My Bloody Valentine and the melodies of '60s rock. It makes a great deal of sense that they'd be vacuuming up new sounds, absorbing new influences, getting turned on to other things at this young age.

As "Carnival of Light" came together, the songs themselves pushed the previous "shoegazer" production techniques largely out of the picture; the amount of squalling and fuzz diminished to the point that Ride were, essentially, not shoegaze.

Album Name Carnival of Light. Released date 20 June 1994. Labels Creation Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album5. 1. Moonlight Medicine. 3. From Time to Time. 5. Only Now. 6. Birdman. Erscheinungsdatum 20 Juni 1994. Musik GenreIndie Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen5.

This album has an average beat per minute of 139 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 100/197 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Carnival of Light. BPM Profile Carnival of Light. Album starts at 142BPM, ends at 124BPM (-18), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ride.

I enthusiastically loved Ride's first album. I enjoyed but didn't steadfastly adore the second album. So when Carnival of Light came along, I already had a sense that they were changing their style. Which is fine, of course. I love Clapton's older stuff and I also loved his new "blues" direction when he took that turn. Artists grow and change over time. Still, I have to say that while I find the first album stellar and -music level of quality, with Carnival of Light it for me falls into the category of great but not spellbinding

At the End of the Universe.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Moonlight Medicine
Organ – Jon LordWritten-By – Gardener*
6:47
A2 1000 Miles
Strings – Electra StringsWritten-By – Gardener*
4:58
B1 From Time To Time
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Andy Bell Music By – Gardener*, Queralt*Strings – Electra StringsWords By – Gardener*
5:05
B2 Natural Grace
Written-By – Colbert*
4:39
B3 Only Now
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Steve QueraltMusic By – Gardener*Strings – Electra StringsWords By – Rieley*, Gardener*
4:25
C1 Birdman
Written-By – Bell*
6:38
C2 Crown Of Creation
Mixed By – Andy Bell Organ [Hammond] – Andy Bell Piano – Andy Bell Written-By – Bell*
4:40
C3 How Does It Feel To Feel?
Producer, Mixed By – George DrakouliasWritten-By – Garner*, Phillips*
3:39
D1 Endless Road
Horns – The Kick HornsOrgan [Hammond] – Andy Bell Piano – Andy Bell Written-By – Bell*
3:29
D2 Magical Spring
Piano – Andy Bell Written-By – Bell*
4:24
D3 Rolling Thunder
Written-By – Bell*
2:07
D4 I Don't Know Where It Comes From
Choir – Simon Whalley, The Christchurch Cathedral School ChoirWritten-By – Bell*
5:31

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Creation Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Creation Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Sawmills Studio
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Recorded At – RAK Studios
  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
  • Recorded At – Sunset Sound
  • Mastered At – Precision Mastering

Credits

  • Bass – Steve Queralt
  • Design – Mark Bown, Ride
  • Drums – Loz Colbert
  • Engineer – Chris Brown , Jim Scott, John Cornfield, Julie Gardener*, Nigel Godrich, Tom Nellen
  • Guitar, Vocals – Andy Bell , Mark Gardener
  • Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
  • Mixed By – John Leckie (tracks: A1 to B3, C2 to D4)
  • Photography By [Cover] – Gered Mankowitz
  • Producer – John Leckie (tracks: A1 to C1, D1 to D4)

Notes

Released in a gatefold sleeve.

Includes a 12" x 12" song lyrics card insert with band photos on reverse side.

A Creation Records Product. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 017556 301470

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CRECD 147 Ride Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album) Creation Records CRECD 147 UK 1994
PRO-CD-6979-A Ride Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Sire, Reprise Records PRO-CD-6979-A US 1994
9362-45610-2 Ride Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album) Sire 9362-45610-2 Europe 1994
9362456102 Ride Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album) Sire Records Company 9362456102 Australia 1994
9 45610-2 Ride Carnival Of Light ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Sire, Reprise Records 9 45610-2 US 1994


Reviews (2)
Perius
Also known as "the album that derailed Ride". Ride were young guys when they recorded their magnificent first handful of EPs and first two albums, hugely indebted to My Bloody Valentine and the melodies of '60s rock. It makes a great deal of sense that they'd be vacuuming up new sounds, absorbing new influences, getting turned on to other things at this young age. It happens to all of us. So, after the triumph of "Going Blank Again", Andy Bell began writing more songs, tipping the songwriting balance rapidly to his side, when previously it had been primarily Mark Gardener's bailiwick. Andy Bell has a real talent with melody and rhythm, slightly less talent with lyrics. And the music he was diving into was '60s and '70s classic rock, seemingly. As "Carnival of Light" came together, the songs themselves pushed the previous "shoegazer" production techniques largely out of the picture; the amount of squalling and fuzz diminished to the point that Ride were, essentially, not shoegaze. So it was a combination of several factors that led to this downward slope on the backside of the mountain Ride had ascended in the very early 1990s: Andy Bell's aggressive seizing of songwriting (and the concomitant turmoil created within the group), the shifting identity of the band leaving fans confused as to where the group's true musical center lay, the rise of Suede/Blur/Oasis and Britpop (of which Ride were never truly a part), and the jackals of the UK music press (always hungry to pounce on any perceived weakness). The sad thing is that this is, mostly, a great album. Yes, there's the aforementioned lyrical weakness in Andy Bell's songs, and there are a few songs on here that simply aren't that great. I'm not certain why they included the The Creation cover "How Does It Feel To Feel?", honestly. "Carnival of Light" sounds like a band trying to make a larger statement, and, to me, it waters down any attempt at making that sort of grand gesture to place another group's song at the center of the album. Particularly when that song is the least subtle thing on the album, it's trudgy and bashy where other songs on here ("From Time to Time", "Birdman") soar. (Don't get me wrong, I love The Creation, but that song is not a graceful song, and this album largely seems to yearn towards a sort of idyllic grace.) The influences here are pleasant and reasonably easy to spot; there's The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Deep Purple, Neil Young, Pink Floyd (apparently during recording sessions, Ride had this idea that they were attempting their own version of a "Dark Side of the Moon" sort of serious keystone statement—I've read this in a few interviews). Bell attempts a sort of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Stonesy number with the awkwardly-titled "I Don't Know Where It Comes From", the lyrics meekly putting forth a story of there being a universal malaise that makes everyone sour and tired. I think. It starts and ends with a boys' choir. Honestly, other than the lyrics and the fact that Andy's soft, edgeless voice doesn't convey much emotion other than "colorlessly pleasant", it's a very decent song. But while the Stones' song is steeped in dirt, raw as hell, and fully emoted both through Mick's voice and the guitar work, the Ride song here is...well, washed out. Andy sounds disinterested at best, and possibly on Prozac. All in all, it's mostly a very good album that can't quite grasp the goals it tries to reach. Ride simply were not the type of group that Andy Bell wanted them to be in 1994 (then again in 1995-'96 with "Tarantula", which doubled down on Ride's tectonic shift and finished the group off for a few decades). They couldn't express who they were as a band through the style Andy forced them into, their skills in that realm were not deep enough to provide the classic rock template with the requisite swagger and soul necessary to make it convincing. So what we're left with is this odd shell of decent songs played by a band that you know are brilliant, and you can feel that brilliance caged in there trying to peek out, trying to be expressed...but the very form of this album is what prevents the full expression.(Personally, I still give it five stars for nostalgic reasons. I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 if I were to approach it now as someone who loved the first two albums and then heard it.)

Jum
I am just going to throw this out there: my double vinyl copy of Carnival of Light contains two side a/b records (first five tracks)... no side c/d! If anyone out there has two c/d records of Ride's Carninval of Light with their copy or somehow has an extra, please reply. Thanks a ton for considering my plea, Discogs community!

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