Let Forever Be
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|"Let Forever Be"|
|Single by The Chemical Brothers featuring Noel Gallagher|
|from the album Surrender|
|Released||2 August 1999|
|Format||CD, 12" vinyl, cassette|
|Genre||Big beat, experimental rock, psychedelic rock|
|Length||3:56 (album version)
3:40 (radio edit/Singles 93–03 version)
|Label||Freestyle Dust, Virgin, Astralwerks|
|Writer(s)||Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Noel Gallagher|
|Producer(s)||The Chemical Brothers|
"Let Forever Be" is a song by English big beat band The Chemical Brothers, released as the second single from their third album Surrender. It contains the vocals of Noel Gallagher of Oasis, who also co-wrote the song.
Both the track's B-sides sample tracks from Surrender: "The Diamond Sky" samples the track "Surrender", and "Studio K" samples "The Sunshine Underground".
"Let Forever Be" was The Chemical Brothers' fourth top ten single in the UK, peaking at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was also one of their biggest hits in the United States, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
- "Let Forever Be" – 3:56
- "The Diamond Sky" – 3:37
-Contains sample from Chemical Brothers song Surrender.
- "Studio K" – 5:48
-Contains sample from The Sunshine Underground, off Surrender.
The video for the track was directed by Michel Gondry, and utilized ground-breaking video and film effects in its depiction of a young woman's nightmares (the girl is played by actress and dancer Stephanie Landwehr). The video, which drew much visual inspiration from Ray Davies' 1975 Granada TV production Starmaker, received much media attention and became one of the most well-known videos from the band. The video also makes specific visual and thematic references to the dance sequence "Dames" (music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Al Dubin), choreographed by Busby Berkeley for the Warner Brothers musical Dames (1934) directed by Ray Enright.
|Japan||23 July 1999||Virgin Japan||CD||VJCP-12127|
|UK||2 August 1999||Freestyle Dust||CD||CHEMSD9|
|USA||3 August 1999||Astralwerks||CD||ASW95999-2|
- Allmusic: Charts & Awards - The Chemical Brothers "Surrender"
- from "official Chemical Brothers site's forum" .
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