Good Morning To The Night
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Good Morning To The Night

16 July 2012

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Good Morning To The Night
Black Icy Stare
Foreign Fields
Telegraph To The Afterlife

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  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 28:12
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  • ASIN: B008E41LNO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,311 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of endless summer 17 July 2012
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This album is uniformly charming - warm, friendly, melodic and with spacious production. It brings to mind the warm summers of the 70s, radio 2 playing in the background and time stretching out into the distance.

If that feels bittersweet in 2012, several of the tracks here push the melancholy electronica for all it's worth. The single 'Sad', in particular, is stunning - an instant classic. 'Foreign Fields' has the same vibe (and reminds me of a basslined, synthesized 'Drive' by The Cars) with haunting backing vocals and beautiful lyrics. Elsewhere (eg 'Good Morning To The Night', 'Karmatron', 'Phoenix') things get a little more upbeat but with some prog-rock touches.

If I didn't know beforehand that each song is a cut-and-shut of several Elton tracks I would never have guessed it. Pnau have achieved something so worthwhile with this album; far more than a remix project, this really is a work of art.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant : ) 21 July 2012
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From a big Elton fan I was dubious about the release...

I cant stand it when there are remixes which are just a total rehash, and nothing 'new' has been added to them. Well, this isn't what you get here. Added value, a different twist, thoughtful mixing and some super smoooooth tunes. Some tracks are faster, with some a slower tempo...not all 'dancey'. None the less, the album has a great feel and a varied mix of tunes to give balance. Stand outs for me are 'Phoenix" (favourite) and 'Sad' this now !
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh 21 July 2012
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Simply put....What a breath of fresh Air and very creative sampling. Remoids me of the first Air CD and Dario G with a little Groove Armada and William Orbit thrown in.
A great summer disc to keep on repeat. Sorry I don't use an ipod or MP3's. I like my CD's and my 5 disc changer, thank you very much.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 19 July 2012
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According to an interview Elton did for that kids' radio station Radio 1, "Sad" is also, if not fundamentally, using the backing vocals to Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. This album is completely, wholly, fantastic. If you're not living in the past (before the age of jazz, when everyone did and re-worked each other's songs) you will realise this isn't by any means trashy teenage pop music - dance music is quite different, and Elton is quintessentially 'pop'. Basically, it is modern: they have taken sometimes completely obscure and not-famous parts of Elton's back catalogue (sometimes even he didn't know what bit of what songs they'd used) and updated them to be modern, summery, feel-good dance tracks. And done it with class and sophistication. Even the title track is just one line in Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters. I haven't heard such good, original production since Basement Jaxx (though this is nothing like Basement Jaxx). I am so utterly impressed. There is only one reason Elton would personally allow someone to re-work his music - because they are good enough. No wonder he is so chuffed with this record. And so am I. The deluxe version on iTunes comes with two remixes of Sad, three remixes of Good Morning to the Night and the video for Sad.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Majestic 26 July 2012
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Surfacing from a sea of musical mediocrity that currently afflicts the current music scene is this little gem. Pnau have proven that its is possible to re invent music in such a way that you have to admire their boldness in trawling through Elton Johns back log meshing together different song parts and imprint their personal stamp on them.

Lets makes things clear here this a Pnau album through and through and should be reviewed as such. Elton John's material is a contributing factor but the duo's inventive approach and execution lifts the music to another level and makes it their album.

A number of reviews comment on the albums brevity. Personally I feel the short track duration adds to the appeal leaving you wanting more, so you play the track again and again.This one of the albums strengths and suits the nature of the songs. Any longer and the tracks appeal diminishes.

As a non EJ fan most of the songs Pnau have chosen are unfamiliar to me so my opinion is not influenced .

High points abound. My personal favourites are Foreign fields( incredibly good), Sad, Good Morning to the night and Phoenix , but the rest is still enjoyable.

I can recall Pete Drummond once reviewing Spirit's debut album back in 1968. He said it left him in a cold sweat because it was so good.

So is this.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 20 July 2012
By Diane
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Have downloaded this album, and have to admit I have never been an Elton John fan, his music ok, but never bought an album. So I don't know the tracks involved, but a great idea and enjoy listening to it. Well done.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise 20 July 2012
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As a long time Elton John fan and something of a completest there was no way I would not buy this but I wasn't too keen on the idea as current pop/dance music isn't my thing.

But I was more than pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this album. It's very creative and innovative and at times had me struggling to remember which Elton songs were being sampled.

Hopefully this will introduce a new generation to the wonderful music of Elton John.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable !!! 30 July 2012
By Car57
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As a very dedicated Elton fan for exactly 40 years this year I must say this set is above all an enjoyable listen and doesn't contain any aggressive beats or synth sounds some may have been expecting. It's not all samples there's some added instrumentation but it's all contemporaneous to the age of the tracks i.e. Mellotron, electric piano, trumpet etc. Nothing quite as marvelous here as the 'Are You Ready For Love' remix but 'Sad' and 'Good Morning To The Night' come pretty close!!, the former using the very underrated rhythm guitar riff in Crazy Water. The rest can be quite experimental, but in 'Foreign Fields' there's a great 'resurrection' of 'High Flying Bird/Cage The Songbird' two of Elton's most underrated ballads. 'Phoenix' is a relatively straight 'dance version' of Grey Seal. Three tracks completely miss; 'Black Icy Stare' based on Caribou samples, 'Sixty' on Sixty Years On, and 'Karmatron' on Madman. Perhaps no suprise is the very frequent use of Funeral FAF samples Elton's first synth instrumental!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye shallow hit load
Interesting remix project thingy, but a victory for art over substance in my opinion - if they do the same thing to Kate Bush I'm going to hunt these suckers down & take their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by I. P. Terry
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
A new way to listen to Elton John and enjoy his music. some of the tracks are better than others
Published 3 months ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern take on classic Elton
I have always loved Elton John particularly the 70's period. I bought Yellow Brick Road in 1973 as a treat when I finished my O'levels. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Andy O'Boogie
4.0 out of 5 stars Different
This has slowly grown on us. The first time we listened it did not resonate with us at all, but on subsequent playings has begun to be more enjoyable.
Published 5 months ago by DANDV
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Probably the worst Elton album ... or is it that I do not like this style of music? Will persevere but not sure.
Published 6 months ago by S. Martin
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, really awful!
I have been listening to Elton since 1970 and there has been great stuff and not so great during a long career! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Chris Brislen
4.0 out of 5 stars give it a chance
As a massive Elton fan, having heard two tracks on the radio, i was far from convinced. Of course, these tracks are not better than the originals and you need to play this a few... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. P. Battison
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant
Best price I could find and great product. This is such a great album - old songs interestingly re-mixed. I recommend it
Published 7 months ago by D. Fairbairn
3.0 out of 5 stars Different
Had to listen to this a few times before writing review, very different but much prefer eltons older stuff ,worth having a listen to though
Published 9 months ago by angela woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I have been listening to Elton John for more years than I care to admit to, yet this album is one of the best I have in my collection. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mark
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