Illumination (The Pastels album)

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Illumination
Studio album by The Pastels
Released 9 September 1997
Recorded 1997, Cava Studios, Glasgow
Genre alternative rock, indie rock, Indie pop, art rock
Label Up
Producer Gregor Reid, Ian Carmichael, The Pastels
The Pastels chronology
Mobile Safari
(1995)
Illumination
(1997)
The Last Great Wilderness
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Illumination is the fourth studio album by the Scottish band The Pastels, released in 1997.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Stephen McRobbie, except where noted.

  1. "The Hits Hurt" - 3:48
  2. "Cycle" (Annabel Wright, McRobbie) - 4:33
  3. "Thomson Colour" (Katrina Mitchell) - 1:43
  4. "Unfair Kind of Fame" (Mitchell) - 4:21
  5. "Fragile Gang" - 2:39
  6. "The Viaduct" (McRobbie, Mitchell) - 5:08
  7. "Remote Climbs" - 2:46
  8. "Rough Riders" (Wright, McRobbie) - 4:31
  9. "On the Way" (Wright) - 3:38
  10. "Leaving this Island" (Mitchell) - 2:31
  11. "G12 Nights" - 1:12
  12. "Attic Plan" - 4:22
  13. "Mechanised" (Mitchell) - 1:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephen McRobbie (or Stephen Pastel) – guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Katrina Mitchell – drums, vocals, keyboards, violin, melodica, arrangement
  • Annabel Wright (or Aggi) – bass, vocals, melodica, artwork
  • David Keegan - guitar
  • Gerard Love - guitar
  • Jonathan Kilgour - guitar
  • Dean Wareham - guitar, vocals
  • Norman Blake - guitar, vocals
  • Isobel Campbell - cello
  • Sarah Ward - flute
  • Dawn Kelly - french horn
  • Bill Wells - piano, arrangement
  • Gregor Reid - percussion, engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Illumination at AllMusic