Light Years (Chick Corea album)

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Light Years
Studio album by Chick Corea Elektric Band
Released 1987
Genre Fusion, Jazz fusion
Length 59:40
Label GRP Records
Producer Chick Corea
Chick Corea Elektric Band chronology
The Chick Corea Elektric Band
(1986)
Light Years
(1987)
Eye of the Beholder
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Light Years is a 1987 Album by the Chick Corea Elektric Band. It features Chick Corea with guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, drummer Dave Weckl and bassist John Patitucci. Also guitarist Carlos Rios plays on some tracks. The album was nominated and received the 1988 Grammy Award for the Best R&B Instrumental Performance (orchestra,group or soloist).[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Light Years" – 3:51
  2. "Second Sight" – 4:12
  3. "Flamingo" – 4:08
  4. "Prism" – 3:29
  5. "Time Track" – 5:02
  6. "Starlight" – 3:51
  7. "Your Eyes" – 3:56
  8. "The Dragon" – 5:31
  9. "View from the Outside" – 6:33
  10. "Smokescreen" – 4:24
  11. "Hymn of the Heart" – 6:40
  12. "Kaleidoscope" – 8:03

Tracks 10-12 are omitted from the original release and appear only on CD reissues.

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1987 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 6[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Light Years - Chick Corea's Elektric Band | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Light Years - Chick Corea's Elektric Band | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.