The Light at the End of the World (A Flock of Seagulls album)
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (December 2015)
|The Light at the End of the World|
|Studio album by|
|Released||14 March 1995|
|Genre||New wave, synthpop|
|A Flock of Seagulls chronology|
|Singles from The Light at the End of the World|
Left as the band's only original member, Mike Score would be working with many different musicians over the years. He and the members of his band mostly played live shows, but then got back to recording after releasing the single "Magic" in 1989. By 1994, the lineup–now consisting of Score, Ed Berner on guitar, Dean Pichette on bass guitar, and A.J. Mazzetti on drums–would create The Light at the End of the World.
While rehearsing the finishing touches for the album, the band came across David Brodie–the vice-president of the fledgling record company Big Shot. Located in Winter Park, Florida, the label was close to the band's home-base and seemed a more viable choice compared to a label further away.
The Light at the End of the World was the second album Score had produced (the first being Dream Come True). He also produced the single "Magic" from 1989.
In contrast to the first two albums from A Flock of Seagulls, but keeping a similar theme to the previous Dream Come True, the songs featured on this album were mainly romantic in theme. Some of the songs, including "Burnin' Up", "Magic" and "Setting Sun", were already being performed live as far back as the late 1980s. The album produced three singles–"Magic", "Burnin' Up" and "Rainfall"–which all had no chart success (although "Rainfall" would appear on many compilations for the band). The album also features two New Age instrumentals: "The Light at the End of the World" and "Seven Seas".
The album's artwork was done by Rifka, who also did the artwork for the single "Burnin' Up".
All tracks written by A Flock of Seagulls.
|7.||"Walking in the Garden"||5:02|
|8.||"Hearts on Fire"||4:33|
|9.||"Life is Easy"||5:01|
|10.||"Say You Love Me"||5:09|
|11.||"The Light at the End of the World"||5:21|
- Erlewine, Stephen. "Light at the End of the World". AllMusic.
- Thomas, Rebecca (24 March 1995). "Seagulls Vocalist Spreads His Wings in Central Florida". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- Erlewine, Stephen. "Light at the End of the World". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 April 2019.