Fable (Robert Miles song)

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"Fable"
CD maxi - France
Single by Robert Miles
from the album Dreamland
B-side Remix
Released May 27, 1996
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded 1993 or 1994
Genre Progressive trance
Length 7:16
Label Sony
Writer(s) Roberto Concina
Producer(s) Roberto Milani
Certification Silver France
Robert Miles singles chronology
"Children"
(1995)
"Fable"
(1996)
"One and One"
(1996)
Alternative covers
CD maxi - Netherlands
CD maxi - Germany

"Fable" is the title of a song by the Swiss-Italian musician Robert Miles. It was released in May 1996 as the second single from his album Dreamland.

It was a hit in several countries, reaching top ten in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland and UK. Its highest position in Europe was #2 in Finland, but the single was unable to dislodge Metallica's "Until It Sleeps", which topped the chart then.

The song was charted in 1997, as third single (after "Children" and "One and One"), on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play on which it peaked at number one for one week.

This song was featured in the theatrical trailer for the film Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore.

Fiorella Quinn is the vocalist.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Fable" was directed by Maria Mochnacz. In it, Robert Miles falls asleep on his sofa, in front of the television. On the wall behind him, three girls are performing a choreography of synchronized swimming.

Track listings[edit]

CD single[edit]

Belgium
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:50
  2. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:00
France
  1. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:08
  2. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:52

CD maxi[edit]

France
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:52
  2. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:08
  3. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  4. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  5. "Fable" (club version) — 6:22
  6. "Fable" (wake up vrs) — 4:42
  7. "Fable" (psycho version) — 4:30
Germany
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:50
  2. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:00
  3. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  4. "Fable" (club version) — 6:23
  5. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  6. "Fable" (psycho version - NRG mix) — 4:28
  7. "Fable" (wake up) — 4:44
Italy
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:56
  2. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:11
  3. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:13
  4. "Fable" (message version) — 7:44
  5. "Fable" (club version) — 6:22
  6. "Fable" (wake-up version) — 4:44
  7. "Fable" (psycho version) — 4:30
Netherlands
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:50
  2. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:00
  3. "Fable" (wake up version) — 4:30
  4. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:00
UK
  1. "Fable" (dream radio) — 3:50
  2. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:00
  3. "Fable" (message radio) — 4:00
  4. "Fable" (message version) — 7:30
  5. "Fable" (club version) — 6:15
  6. "Fable" (wake up version) — 4:30
  7. "Fable" (psycho version) — 4:20

12" maxi[edit]

Belgium
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:00
  2. "Fable" (wake up version) — 4:30
  3. "Fable" (message version) — 7:30
  4. "Fable" (NRG mix) — 4:20
France
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  2. "Fable" (wake up) — 4:44
  3. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  4. "Fable" (psycho version) — 4:28
Germany
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  2. "Fable" (club version) — 6:23
  3. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  4. "Fable" (psycho version - NRG mix) — 4:28
  5. "Fable" (wake up) — 4:44
Italy
  1. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  2. "Fable" (psycho version - NRG mix) — 4:28
  3. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  4. "Fable" (wake-up version) — 4:44
UK
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:00
  2. "Fable" (wake up version) — 4:30
  3. "Fable" (message version) — 7:30
  4. "Fable" (club version) — 6:15

Double 12"[edit]

France
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  2. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  3. "Fable" (wake up) — 4:42
  4. "Fable" (psycho version) — 4:30
  5. "Fable" (club version) — 6:22
Germany
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  2. "Fable" (club version) — 6:23
  3. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  4. "Fable" (psycho version - NRG mix) — 4:28
  5. "Fable" (wake up) — 4:44
Italy
  1. "Fable" (dream version) — 7:12
  2. "Fable" (message version) — 7:43
  3. "Wake Up" — 4:44
  4. "Fable" (psycho version - NRG mix) — 4:28
  5. "Fable" (club version) — 6:23

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Not Over Yet" by Grace
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
June 7, 1996 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Love Is All We Need" by Mary J. Blige featuring Nas

References[edit]

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