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Studio album by Ian Astbury
Released June 20, 2000
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Alternative rock
Length 52:11
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer Chris Goss
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars https://www.allmusic.com/album/r428293

Spirit\Light\Speed is a studio album by The Cult's singer Ian Astbury. It was recorded in the late 1990s but sat unreleased until summer of 2000, when it was ultimately released to little fanfare. It included a re-recording of The Cult's song "The Witch".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back On Earth" - 5.00
  2. "High Time Amplifier" - 4.23
  3. "Devil's Mouth" - 5.51
  4. "Tonight (Illuminated)" - 5.47
  5. "Metaphysical Pistol" - 4.56
  6. "The Witch (Slt Return)" - 4.58
  7. "It's Over" - 5.23
  8. "El Che (Wild Like a Horse)" - 4.59
  9. "Tyger" - 5.01
  10. "Shambala (R.F.L.)" - 5.43


The album spawned the single "High Time Amplifier".

  1. "High Time Amplifier" - 3.36
  2. "Tyger (Demo Version)" - 6.34
  3. "High Time Amplifier (Witchman Mix)" - 4.38

A 12-inch promo version came with four versions of High Time Amplifier, Witchman Mix, Album Version, One True Parker Mix and Mental Defectives League Mix.


Arranged by, Producer, Written-By, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer – Chris Goss

Compiled by, Edited by, Producer – PK, Steve Feldman

Executive Producer – Victor Murgatroyd Producer , Programmed by (additional) – Witchman

Recorded by – Martin Schmelzle

Strings – Novi Novog, Stefanie Fifie

Written-By, Arranged By, Producer, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion – Ian Astbury


Recorded and mixed at Monkey Studios

℗ 1973 Electronic University (Alan Watts) Electric University Publishing 'Metaphysical Pistol' contains spoken-word samples from 'Myth and Religion' and 'Democracy In Heaven' by philosopher Alan Watts.

'Tyger' contains a sample of 'Countdown to Nowhere' composed & arranged by Manfred Hübler & Siegfried Schwab.

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