Monday, April 21, 2008

Another Late Night Tale

I remember when I first got my hands on the now classic series from Azuli. Aah, what a beautiful moment. The Rae & Christian (RIP Grand Central) compilation was my favorite for a long time, and as I'm writing this I'm inspired to ruffle through my old CDs and put it on again.

Back when it was called Another Late Night, Groove Armada relased the fifth installment in the series. Now the name has changed and The Armada returns for a second time with the 20th release of the mixtapes which now bears the name Late Night Tales. It might not be the most original thing to cast the same artist twice in a series, but GA prooves themselves worthy with this fantastic collection of tracks. And I'm so relieved to see that this great line of compilations continues to provide quality of this level.

As someone (can't remember who) eloquently put it: "Late Night Tales is about songs you've already heard and forgotten about, which you'll be delighted to hear again... and again." And that's exactly what this album represents for me - with a dash of new - courtesy of Groove Armada's gentle edits. The fabolous Wizards Sleeve Remix of Midlake - Roscoe and the soulful experience of Ace - How Long are tracks which never should be forgotten. Listen to it with mom and sit through the french version of Chris Rea - Josephine so she'll be able to impress you and say: "I know this song." - even though she really doesn't. Get your 80s groove on with Roxy Music's Love Is The Drug or fall asleep to the subliminal beats of African Dreams - Make A Living. Either way, this record is golden!

01 - Human League - Things That Dreams Are Made Of
02 - Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
03 - Kitty Grant - Glad To Know You
04 - Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
05 - Max Berlin - Elle Et Moi (Joakim remix)
06 - African Dreams - Make A Living
07 - Midlake - Roscoe (Wizards' Sleeve remix)
08 - Electronic - Electronic
09 - Liquid People - Son Of Dragon
10 - Ace - How Long
11 - Chris Rea - Josephine (Le Version Francaise)
12 - Will Young - Fridays Child (Andy Cato edit)
13 - Marvin Gaye & Tami Tyrell - You're All I Need To Get By
14 - Groove Armada - Are Friends Electric (Exclusive Gary Numan Cover)
15 - Peter Bjorn & John - The Chills
16 - The Cure - Close To Me
17 - Finley Quaye - Even After All (Burning dub)
18 - Will Self - Story part 1 of 4

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