The Light at the End of the World (A Flock of Seagulls album)

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The Light at the End of the World
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Studio album by A Flock of Seagulls
Released 14 March 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 58:26
Label Big Shot
Producer David Brodie
A Flock of Seagulls chronology
Dream Come True
(1986)Dream Come True1986
The Light at the End of the World
(1995)
Ascension
(2018)Ascension2018
Singles from The Light at the End of the World
  1. "Magic"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Burnin' Up"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Rainfall"
    Released: 14 May 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

The Light at the End of the World is a 1995 US-only studio album by the band A Flock of Seagulls. It was produced by David Brodie. Three singles were released from the album, "Magic", "Burnin' Up" and "Rainfall". The single "Rainfall" had a promotional video made.

History[edit]

Left as the band's only original member, Mike Score would be working with many different musicians under the band's personnel. He and the members of his band mostly played live gigs, but then got back to recording after releasing the single "Magic" in 1989. They released this album in 1995. The album mainly seems to be a fusion of new wave and pop rock, but also has roots of their New Romanticism era influences. Some of the songs, including "Burnin' Up", "Magic" and "Setting Sun", were already being performed live as far back as the late 1980s. The album produced three singles ("Rainfall" had its own promotional video) which all had no chart success (although "Rainfall" would appear in many AFOS compilations). More than half the album made the live set during the tour from 1995 to 1997. Even today, songs from the album are continually being incorporated into the band's live performances. The album's artwork was done by Klaus Heesch, who also did the artwork for the single "Burnin' Up".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Burnin' Up" – 5:06
  2. "Magic" – 5:13
  3. "Setting Sun" – 6:15
  4. "Rainfall" – 5:02
  5. "Ordinary Man" – 4:58
  6. "You're Mine" – 5:12
  7. "Walking in the Garden" – 5:02
  8. "Hearts on Fire" – 4:33
  9. "Life Is Easy" – 5:02
  10. "Say You Love Me" – 5:10
  11. "The Light at the End of the World" – 5:21
  12. "Seven Seas" – 1:47

Reception[edit]

The critics who reviewed the album gave it generally unfavorable reviews. Allmusic.com called it "dull, tedious and embarrassing to listen to". They gave it a 1 and a half out of 5.

Personnel[edit]

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