Album of the Day
Oxford quartet Ride's third studio album, CARNIVAL OF LIGHT, shares its name with a legendary unreleased Beatles song, and the 1994 collection is steeped in 1960s classic rock and psychedelia. There's a fine cover of The Creation's “How Does It Feel to Feel?” among the dozen tracks, Deep Purple organist Jon Lord guests on “Moonlight Medicine” and the closing “I Don't Know Where It Comes From” features a school choir that could've come from a Jimmy Miller-era Stones record. The John Leckie-produced set didn't fall easily into the band's former shoegaze camp or the then-ascendant Britpop scene, and 25 years on, that may be part of its appeal. Songwriters Mark Gardener and Andy Bell both contribute winners (as does drummer Loz Colbert with “Natural Grace”) and the harmonies and guitar work are also strong – you're sure to enjoy the ride on CARNIVAL OF LIGHT.