Lunapark was the debut album by indie rock band Luna. It was released in 1992 on Elektra Records. As the first musical outing of Dean Wareham since the disbanding of Galaxie 500, Lunapark set forth the new musical directions of Wareham and embraced a musical sound that would continue to evolve throughout Luna's tenure. Originally recorded as a three-piece, Luna did not add guitarist Sean Eden to the lineup until 1993's Slide EP.

Lunapark
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Studio album by
Released18 August 1992
RecordedRPM Studios, New York City
GenreIndie pop, indie rock, dream pop
Length41:44
LabelElektra
ProducerFred Maher
Luna chronology
Lunapark
(1992)
Slide
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2.5/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Q3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[7]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics by Dean Wareham, music by Luna.

  1. "Slide" – 4:19
  2. "Anesthesia" – 3:40
  3. "Slash Your Tires" – 4:46
  4. "Crazy People" – 3:35
  5. "Time" – 2:04
  6. "Smile" – 3:05
  7. "I Can't Wait" – 2:42
  8. "Hey Sister" – 3:41
  9. "I Want Everything" – 4:25
  10. "Time to Quit" – 3:04
  11. "Goodbye" – 2:25
  12. "We're Both Confused" – 3:54

CreditsEdit

PersonnelEdit

GuestsEdit

  • Grasshopper – electric guitar on Slide, Hey Sister, and I Want Everything
  • Mark Kramerpiano on I Want Everything, Hammond Organ on We're Both Confused
  • David Kleiler – electric guitar on Time to Quit
  • Sara T. Walker – backing vocals on Smile
  • Fred Maheracoustic guitar on We're Both Confused

ProductionEdit

  • Fred Maher – Producer
  • Lloyd Puckitt – Engineer
  • Susanne Dyer – Assistant Engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Lunapark – Luna". AllMusic. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (October 8, 1992). "Luna: Lunapark (Elektra)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 2006. ISBN 9780857125958.
  4. ^ Robbins, Ira (October 2, 1992). "Lunapark". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Luna: Lunapark". Q (73): 86. October 1992.
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Luna". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 500–01. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 20, 1992). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved February 3, 2019.