Late Goodbye

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"Late Goodbye"
Single by Poets of the Fall
from the album Signs of Life[1]
Released 30 June 2004
(See release history)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, acoustic rock
Length 17:06
Label Insomniac
Poets of the Fall singles chronology
Late Goodbye
(2004)
Lift
(2004)

"Late Goodbye" is a song by the Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall that appeared in the 2003 video game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne as well as on the band's debut album Signs of Life.[1][2] It was also the first single released from the album and reached #14 on the Finnish Singles Chart[3] as well as #1 on Radio SuomiPOP's Top 30 chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Late Goodbye" (album version) – 03:47
  2. "Late Goodbye" (radio edit) – 03:18
  3. "Late Goodbye" (unplugged) – 03:33
  4. "Late Goodbye" (piano instrumental) – 03:19
  5. "Everything Fades" – 03:09

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date
Finland 30 June 2004[5]
Worldwide iTunes 12 April 2008[6]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Title Result
2004 Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G) Awards Best Original Vocal Song – Pop Won[7]
YleX's"Best of 2004" Best Finnish Song 7th place[8]
2007 Helsingin Sanomat Most Beloved Finnish Rock Song Nominated[9]

Max Payne 2[edit]

The song can be heard by the player at various times during the game:

  • It is overheard playing through the headphones of the janitor cleaning the basement of Max's apartment. He also sings and hums along to the lyrics.
  • It is played by a cleaner on a piano for 24 seconds in a room in the apartments where several Inner Circle members live.
  • The game's antagonists often whistle or hum the song when not talking or shooting.
  • Max tries to play different versions of the song on a piano in one of the missions.
  • Mona Sax sings it in the shower at her flat at the closed-down Address Unknown amusement park.
  • It is also heard over the credits upon completion of the game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b – Discography
  2. ^ Poets song "Late Goodbye" appears in Max Payne 2 "Poets of the Fall News, 23 October 2003
  3. ^ www.finnishcharts.com – POETS OF THE FALL - LATE GOODBYE (SONG)
  4. ^ Late Goodbye hits no. 1, poetsofthefall.com, 8 May 2004
  5. ^ Late Goodbye single OUT NOW!, poetsofthefall.com, 30 June 2004
  6. ^ Poets of the Fall now on iTunes worldwide, poetsofthefall.com, 12 April 2008
  7. ^ Poets Of The Fall wins at G.A.N.G. Awards, poetsofthefall.com, 29 March 2004
  8. ^ POTF is the Best Newcomer of 2004, poetsofthefall.com, 1 January 2005
  9. ^ Vote to make a difference, poetsofthefall.com, 28 June 2007

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