Lost Horizons (Lemon Jelly album)

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Lost Horizons
Studio album by Lemon Jelly
Released 7 October 2002 (UK)
8 October 2002 (US)
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre Downtempo, trip hop, electronica
Length 60:00
Label Impotent Fury (UK)
XL Recordings (IFXLCD 160)[1]
Sony BMG (JPN)
Producer Nick Franglen
Lemon Jelly chronology
Lost Horizons
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10)[5]

Lost Horizons is the second album release (and the first studio album recorded and released as such, since the previous album Lemonjelly.ky was a compilation of their debut EPs) from Lemon Jelly, released in October 2002. The album produced two charting singles in the UK, "Space Walk" and "Nice Weather for Ducks". It was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2003. The album has more organic instrumentation than its predecessor, hence the addition of session musicians.

Like Lemonjelly.ky, several tracks have been used as incidental and ident music by the BBC. Part of the track, "Curse of Ka'Zar", was used by the Turner Classic Movies channel as background music to a promo for their Thirty Days of Oscar month.

The track, "Space Walk", is set to a recording of Ed White's 1965 space walk on the Gemini 4 mission.[6]

The track, "Nice Weather for Ducks", is based on the popular Dutch children's song, "Alle eendjes zwemmen in het water" (translated: All the ducks are swimming in the water).

The track "Ramblin' Man" features a conversation between an interviewer (the voice of Michael Deakin—father of Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin) and "John the Ramblin' Man" (the voice of actor John Standing),[7] during which he lists 67 places around the world. When listed in the order in which the locations are narrated, the message "BAGPUSS SEES ALL THINGS" is spelled out midway through the song (from Brixton at four minutes ten seconds, to San José at four minutes 31 seconds) using the first letter of each location.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Lemon Jelly

  1. "Elements" – 8:41
  2. "Space Walk" – 7:03
  3. "Ramblin' Man" – 7:08
  4. "Return to Patagonia" – 8:41
  5. "Nice Weather for Ducks" – 6:08
  6. "Experiment Number Six" – 5:54
  7. "Closer" – 7:24
  8. "The Curse of Ka'Zar" – 9:01

In full, the album's duration is precisely one hour.

Bonus track[edit]

  • "Pushy" – 6:56