Light Years

Light Years

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by Kylie Minogue
     
 

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In 1998, Kylie Minogue was dropped by dance label DeConstruction, and some thought she had committed career suicide. Obviously the backlash of 1997's Impossible Princess taught the diminutive Aussie one important lesson. Sometimes you have to just go with what you know -- go back to basics. And that's just what Minogue has done with 2000's Light Years.

Overview

In 1998, Kylie Minogue was dropped by dance label DeConstruction, and some thought she had committed career suicide. Obviously the backlash of 1997's Impossible Princess taught the diminutive Aussie one important lesson. Sometimes you have to just go with what you know -- go back to basics. And that's just what Minogue has done with 2000's Light Years. Symbolically dropping her last name from the cover, she re-enters the territory that made her great. Granted, with the teen pop movement at its strongest, one could say she just has good timing, but this work is leaps and bounds better than her Stock-Aitken-Waterman work. Light Years is not just another Minogue dance-pop record, but a great collection of disco stylings and Europop kitsch. "Spinning Around" is a fun and string-laden declaration that she may have made a mistake back in 1997, and the Robbie Williams/Guy Chambers-penned "Your Disco Needs You" is probably one of the best dance songs of the '90s. Arguably one of the best disco records since the '70s, Light Years is Minogue comfortable with who she is and what she's good at.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724352840021
catalogNumber:
528400
Rank:
118799

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kylie Minogue   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lance Ellington   Choir, Chorus
Steve Power   Keyboards
Alan Ross   Guitar
Tracie Ackerman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Winston Blissett   Bass Guitar
Guy Chambers   Rhythm Guitar
Andy Duncan   Percussion
Pete Howarth   Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Steve Lewinson   Bass
Mick Mullins   Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Dan Russell   Background Vocals
Jonn Savannah   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Phil Spalding   Bass Guitar,Fuzz Bass
Miriam Stockley   Background Vocals
John Themis   Guitar
Paul Turner   Bass,Guitar
Tony Walthers   Choir, Chorus
Gavyn Wright   Conductor,Leader
Simon Hale   Conductor,Keyboards
Andy Caine   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Carl Wayne & the Vikings   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Paul Mertens   Flute
Craig J. Snider   Keyboards
Paul "Tubbs" Williams   Background Vocals
Rick Driscoll   Choir, Chorus
Dave Clews   Keyboards
Big G.   Guitar
Claire Worrall   Background Vocals
Clive Griffith   Background Vocals
Sharon Murphy   Background Vocals
Resin Rubbers   Strings
Gary Nuttall   Background Vocals
Neil Taylor   Guitar
Wil Malone   Conductor
Sylvia Mason James   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paula Abdul   Composer
Kylie Minogue   Composer
Barry White   Composer
Steve Power   Producer,Engineer
Guy Chambers   Composer,Producer
Andy Duncan   drum programming
Brian Rawling   Composer
Dave Sears   Arranger
Megan Smith   Composer
Ren Swan   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer
John Themis   Composer
Mark Picchiotti   Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Simon Hale   String Arrangements
Robbie Williams   Composer
Paul Leo Politi   Composer
Adam Brown   Engineering
Ash Howes   Engineering
Steve McNichol   Programming
Graham Stack   Composer,Producer
Mike Spencer   Production Concept
Steve Torch   Composer
Julian Gallagher   Composer,Producer
Sergio Flores   Re-produced
Dave Clews   Programming
Big G.   Producer,Engineer
Richard Woodcraft   Engineer
Savvas Lossifidis   Engineer
Johnny Douglas   Composer,Producer,beats
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer,Producer
Steve Anderson   Composer
Wil Malone   Arranger

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Light Years 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to Kylie with "Fever," and although the album was a hit, I only liked a few of the tracks. I saw "Light Years" while shopping one day and decided to take a chance, hoping that I would enjoy some of her earlier work better. I am so glad I did! This album is just a fun, light-hearted, dance-around-in-your-living room kind of albums, and I listen to it all the time. Give it a shot; you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is disco's big return, and it couldn't have come from a better artist than Kylie Minogue. What a fun album.