Carnival of Light (album)

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For the unreleased song by The Beatles, see Carnival of Light.
Carnival of Light
Studio album by
Released20 June 1994
RecordedSawmills, The Manor, RAK, Abbey Road, Sound City, Ocean Way, Sunset Sound
ProducerJohn Leckie
Ride chronology
Carnival of Light
Singles from Carnival of Light
  1. "Birdman"
    Released: 18 April 1994
  2. "How Does It Feel to Feel?"
    Released: 13 June 1994
  3. "I Don't Know Where It Comes From"
    Released: 12 September 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Carnival of Light is the third studio album by British rock band Ride, released in June 1994 via Creation Records. The album showcased the band's shift from shoegazing to a more traditional, psychedelic rock sound.[2] It was not well received by critics, and by the end of 1994 even the band members had become disillusioned, referring to it amongst themselves as "Carnival of Shite".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andy Bell except where noted.

Original album
No.TitleLyricsMusicLead vocalsLength
1."Moonlight Medicine"Mark GardenerGardenerGardener6:49
2."1000 Miles"GardenerGardenerGardener with Bell5:00
3."From Time to Time"GardenerGardener, Steve QueraltGardener and Bell5:05
4."Natural Grace"Loz ColbertLoz ColbertGardener and Bell4:40
5."Only Now"Gardener, Jack RieleyGardenerGardener4:25
6."Birdman"  Bell6:39
7."Crown of Creation"  Bell4:41
8."How Does It Feel to Feel?" (The Creation cover)Eddie Phillips, Bob GarnerPhillips, GarnerGardener and Bell3:40
9."Endless Road"  Bell3:30
10."Magical Spring"  Bell with Gardener4:25
11."Rolling Thunder"   2:08
12."I Don't Know Where It Comes From"  Bell5:32
Total length:56:33
Bonus tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicLead vocalsLength
1."Don't Let It Die"GardenerGardenerGardener3:12
2."Let's Get Lost"BellBellGardener and Bell3:56
3."At the End of the Universe"Bell, Colbert, Gardener, QueraltBell, Colbert, Gardener, QueraltGardener and Bell7:55



  • Laurence Colbert – drums, percussion
  • Steve Queralt – bass guitar, Fender Rhodes on "Only Now"
  • Mark Gardener – vocals, rhythm guitar, tamboura
  • Andy Bell – vocals, lead guitar; piano on "Crown of Creation", "Endless Road", and "Magical Spring"; Hammond organ on "Crown of Creation" and "Endless Road", Fender Rhodes on "From Time to Time"

Additional musicians[edit]


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Review: First Carnival of Light – Ride". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ride biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ Cavanagh, D: "The Creation Records Story – My Magpie Eyes are Hungry for the Prize", page 613. Virgin Publishing, 2000, ISBN 0-7535-0645-9

External links[edit]

"Official Ride website". Retrieved 9 December 2005.