Label: Art Optimum - AB-03800 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Electro, Synth-pop, Disco
It was released on 21 May by Fascination Records following the release of the lead single, " Catch You " and the second single, " Me and My Imagination ". The album was available to stream via the internet on 18 Maythree days before the official release date. It debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 7 but fell out of the top 40 after just three weeks. In an interview with Digital SpyEllis-Bextor confirmed that the fourth single All We Really Need - Marty Balin - Lucky the album was to be "If I Can't Dance", and on 5 Maythe single was released exclusively via the iTunes Store.
The song also appeared on the soundtrack to the film St Trinian's. It received mostly positive reviews from music critics, with many commending the album for being an enjoyable, New York City Lights - Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene dance record.
The album became Ellis-Bextor's second studio album to be available digitally in the United States. In an interview for Digital SpyEllis-Bextor claimed she recorded four duets for the album, however, decided not to include any of them on request of her record label.
Originally, Ellis-Bextor claimed she would not appear on the album's cover, however, she later claimed that she had changed her mind. She commented, "It's sparkly, but hopefully it's got a bit more depth than just a nice picture of me on the cover! Overall, it's probably knocking on for triple figures I'd say.
It is a dance-popdisco song and its lyrics advise an overeager suitor to play harder to get. It received acclaim from music critics, who named it a brilliant and irresistible slice of pop.
A fourth single New York City Lights - Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene expected to be released in Maywhich was " If I Can't Dance ", but was eventually delayed and never released. The album received positive reviews from most music critics. Ross Hoffman of AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, writing "A welcome return from one of the most sophisticated and distinctive voices in British dance-pop, Trip the Light Fantastic is easily Sophie Ellis-Bextor's most dynamic album to date.
Markedly more consistent than its enjoyable-but-spotty predecessors, but also — more importantly — far more gutsy, varied and vital, its many strong points are the most exciting of her career. As pointlessly opulent as walking into a Walkabout pub and ordering a Cosmopolitan, and no less satisfying. Talia Kraines of BBC Music opined that "Whether there is room for such a manicured, glossy pop star in the musical landscape of is a different matter.
Sophie's certainly made the pop record she wants to, and if it all sounds a tad then so be it. Good luck to her. By no means bad. Music gave the album 6 out of 10 stars, writing "All in all, though, Trip the Light Fantastic stumbles short of the disco sublime it tries so hard to invoke. Keep on trying, Sophie. The album peaked at number 4 on Ballade Pour Adeline - Frank Duval & Orchestra - Die Schönsten Melodien Aus Derrick & Der Alte ' s best albums of Ellis-Bextor originally planned to embark on a date concert tour beginning on 14 August and ending on 5 October However, the entire tour was postponed due to Ellis-Bextor's involvement with Take That 's 34 tour dates.
The Trip the Light Fantastic tour was rescheduled to resume in early "better and bigger than ever" according to Ellis-Bextor. Despite this, it was postponed once again and was said to be getting rescheduled for Autumn, but it was finally cancelled. Ellis-Bextor was also said to have had plans to also tour Irelandcontinental Europe and Australia to support the album and promote the singles around the world. However, the world tour component was never officially confirmed.
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