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Late Night Tales: Friendly Fires


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"If we had an manifesto for this album" says Friendly Fires’ singer and bass-player Ed Macfarlane, "it was a simple one; make an exciting, colourful pop record"

“Our goal is to make vibrant, widescreen songs” adds guitarist Edd Gibson. “but they must retain a spontaneity, have an energy and mysticism around them.”

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  • Audio CD (5 Nov 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Late Night Tales
  • ASIN: B009AJR6IQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,597 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Friendly Fires Late Night Tales Continuous MixLate Night Tales 1:15:38Album Only
Listen  2. Under The SunJunior Boys 7:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Change Your StyleRenee 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Love VibrationJoe Simon 5:10Album Only
Listen  5. Like An EagleDennis Parker 8:35Album Only
Listen  6. Carry On, Turn Me OnSpace 7:14Album Only
Listen  7. Attention SeekerIron Galaxy 7:51Album Only
Listen  8. Don't Summarise My Summer EyesBibio 6:10Album Only
Listen  9. The Black ArtsStereolab 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hold On (feat. Sampha)SBTRKT 3:26Album Only
Listen11. Why Don't You Answer? (Original Version)Friendly Fires 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. One Most MemorableSonna 6:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. EmbassyLaurel Halo 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. InvisibleGrouper 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Endless ShoreMelody's Echo Chamber 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Cherry-coloured FunkCocteau Twins 3:12Album Only
Listen17. ShineSlowdive 5:23Album Only
Listen18. Love SongOlivia Newton-John 3:39Album Only
Listen19. Over There, It's RainingNils Frahm 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Flat of Angels (Part 1)Benedict Cumberbatch 6:24£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Late Night Tales reaches the big 3 – 0 and what a way to celebrate, with a landmark edition from the effervescent Friendly Fires. The opening third is pitched firmly on the up, tripping back through disco’s global strands with Ontario’s Junior Boys, 80s Dutch proto-house by Renée, Grammy Award winning Joe Simon, the erotically charged disco funk odyssey ‘Carry On, Turn Me On’ by French outfit Space and anthemic porn-disco ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ by Dennis Parker. Taking a left turn via the always welcome art-pop auteurs Bibio and Stereolab, the familiar chimes of ‘Hold On’ by SBTRKT ring onto Friendly Fires’ exclusive cover version of the ’78 electronic classic ‘Why Don't You Answer’ by Eberhard Schoener and Sting. We also see a brace of fresh 2012 releases in the form of Iron Galaxy ‘Attention Seeker’ and Melody Echo Chamber ‘Endless Shore’. On the home leg, Grouper’s acoustic minimalism attracts the shoegazing daydreams of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive before Friendly Fires take it home with the seemingly unmanageable arrangement of Olivia Newton John into German neo-classical composer Nils Frahm. Tucking you in, Late Night Tales begin a new bedtime story ‘Flat Of Angles’ narrated by new storyteller Benedict Cumberbatch.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Weggie1 on 5 Dec 2012
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Wished, however, that the entire Cumberbatch reading was on one CD for continuous listening -- that's the only improvement. I particularly appreciate that the songs flow from one to the other. Great for dance exercise, too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wados on 18 Nov 2012
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Best one in series so far, perfectly judged mix. House, indie, disco, and easy listening in a gorgeous mix. Love it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Merlin Beard on 3 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
I'm slightly in love with the whole concept of the Late Night Tales, Another Late Night, et al compilation series. Take some great artists in their own right and being on friendly terms with them, you ask them to do you a tape of their favourite music and or influences. If they really like you, they offer to do you the tape in the first place!

In the eighties especially, my school friends and I would regularly make each other compilations. It involved sitting lovingly in front of hi fi, with your headphones on (so as not to disturb your parents whilst they watched Dempsey and Makepeace) and painstakingly putting together 90 minutes of music together. It was essential that you nailed the running order and God forbid that you cut off a song at the end of a side, because the tape had spooled out. To receive such a tape meant something. You meant something to the person who'd made it for you. You knew upon receiving it, the amount of time, love and effort that had gone into this thing, made especially for you. I discovered some wonderful music from these compilations and in return tried to pay it forward.

I thought those days were gone. Now, it's possible to put a compilation together in a matter of minutes with a huge running order at that. Late Night Tales and its compatriots relive some of the magic though. There's love and thought in these albums and many of them have given me a nostalgic squeeze. Friendly Fires' effort is no exception. A beautiful selection of tracks, many of which I'd never heard before and some real diversity on display. If nothing else, buy it for their cover of 'Why Don't You Answer?' It's probably because the person that you're trying to contact is too submerged in this!
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This is about the fifth of these Late Night Tales comp series that I now have and frankly, it's the best of them. The idea, before you run out thinking it's the latest album by your favourite group, is to get an artist/group, usually from a clubby background to put together a mix tape (remember them?) often throwing in some obscure tunes. This selection, chosen by Friendly Fires, is a real winner for me starting off with some disco tunes and dance up to their own cover of "Why Don't You Answer?" then the beats start to slow down and towards the end there are a few "shoe-gazing" selections which is what had sold it for me originally. It all segues together beautifully too, and at the end is the first part of a story narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch - to read you to sleep perhaps :)
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