Light Years

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All Music Guide - Chris True
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris True
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2002
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 724352840021
  • Catalog Number: 528400
  • Sales rank: 72,652

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spinning Around (3:27)
  2. 2 On a Night Like This (3:33)
  3. 3 So Now Goodbye (3:37)
  4. 4 Disco Down (3:57)
  5. 5 Love Boat (4:10)
  6. 6 Koocachoo (4:00)
  7. 7 Your Disco Needs You (3:33)
  8. 8 Please Stay (4:08)
  9. 9 Bittersweet Goodbye (3:43)
  10. 10 Butterfly (4:09)
  11. 11 Under the Influence of Love (3:23)
  12. 12 I'm So High (3:33)
  13. 13 Kids (4:20)
  14. 14 Light Years (4:47)
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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
Will Malone Conductor
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
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Paula Abdul Composer
Kylie Minogue Composer
Barry White Composer
Steve Power Producer, Engineer
Jim Brumby Digital Editing
Guy Chambers Composer, Producer
Pete Davis Digital Editing
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
Will Malone Arranger
Robbie Williams Composer
Paul Leo Politi Composer
Adam Brown Engineering
Ash Howes Engineering
Dave McCracken Digital Editing
Steve McNichol Programming
Graham Stack Composer, Producer
Mike Spencer Production Concept
Steve Torch Composer
Julian Gallagher Composer, Producer
Richard Flack Digital Editing
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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is disco's big return, and it couldn't have come from a better artist than Kylie Minogue. What a fun album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A New Fan

    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.

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