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Spirit\Light\Speed

Spirit\Light\Speed is a studio album by The Cult's singer Ian Astbury. It was recorded in the late 1990s but sat unreleased until summer of 2000, when it was ultimately released to little fanfare. It included a re-recording of The Cult's song "The Witch".

Spirit\Light\Speed
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 20, 2000
Recorded1998-1999
GenreAlternative rock
Length52:11
LabelBeggars Banquet Records
ProducerChris Goss
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars https://www.allmusic.com/album/r428293

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Back On Earth" - 5.00
  2. "High Time Amplifier" - 4.23
  3. "Devil's Mouth" - 5.51
  4. "Tonight (Illuminated)" - 5.47
  5. "Metaphysical Pistol" - 4.56
  6. "The Witch (Slt Return)" - 4.58
  7. "It's Over" - 5.23
  8. "El Che / Wild Like a Horse" - 4.59
  9. "Tyger" - 5.01
  10. "Shambala (R.F.L)" - 5.43

SingleEdit

The album spawned the single "High Time Amplifier".

  1. "High Time Amplifier" - 3.36
  2. "Tyger (Demo Version)" - 6.34
  3. "High Time Amplifier (Witchman Mix)" - 4.38

A 12-inch promo version came with four versions of High Time Amplifier, Witchman Mix, Album Version, One True Parker Mix and Mental Defectives League Mix.

PersonnelEdit

Arranged by, Producer, Written-By, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer – Chris Goss

Compiled by, Edited by, Producer – PK, Steve Feldman

Executive Producer – Victor Murgatroyd Producer , Programmed by (additional) – Witchman

Recorded by – Martin Schmelzle

Strings – Novi Novog, Stefanie Fifie

Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion – Ian Astbury

NotesEdit

Recorded and mixed at Monkey Studios

℗ 1973 Electronic University (Alan Watts) Electric University Publishing 'Metaphysical Pistol' contains spoken-word samples from 'Myth and Religion' and 'Democracy In Heaven' by philosopher Alan Watts.

'Tyger' contains a sample of 'Countdown to Nowhere' composed & arranged by Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab.


See alsoEdit