Poor Leno

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"Poor Leno"
Single by Röyksopp
from the album Melody A.M.
Released 3 December 2001 (2001-12-03)
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 2001
Genre Electronica, progressive house
Length 4:01
Label Wall of Sound
Astralwerks
Röyksopp singles chronology
"Eple"
(2001)
"Remind Me"
(2002)
"Poor Leno"
(2001)
"'Poor Leno"
(re-release)
(2002)
"Remind Me"
(2002)
"Eple"
(re-release)
(2003)

"Poor Leno" is the third single released by the Norwegian duo Röyksopp. It was released in December 2001 as the second single from Röyksopp's debut album Melody A.M.. The vocals are sung by Erlend Øye.

It is used in the video game SSX 3 as well as in The Drop, a short film displayed on the canopy at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

UK 12" WALLT073
  1. "Poor Leno (Sander Kleinenberg's Northern Beach Mix)" – 10:19
  2. "Poor Leno (Röyksopp's Istanbul Forever Take)" – 5:53
  3. "Poor Leno" (album version) – 3:57
UK CD WALLD073
  1. "Poor Leno (Edit)" – 3:31
  2. "Poor Leno (Sander Kleinenberg's Northern Beach Mix)" – 10:19
  3. "Poor Leno (Röyksopp's Istanbul Forever Take)" – 5:37

Re-release[edit]

UK CD1 WALLD079
  1. "Poor Leno (Edit)" – 3:31
  2. "Poor Leno (Jakatta Mix)" – 7:36
  3. "Poor Leno (Röyksopp's Istanbul Forever Take)" – 5:34
UK CD2 WALLD079V
  1. "Poor Leno (Edit)" – 3:31
  2. "Poor Leno (Silicone Soul's Hypno House Dub)" – 8:09
  3. "So Easy (Live at Astoria)" – 4:31
  4. "Poor Leno" video
UK 12" WALLT079
  1. "Poor Leno (Jakatta Mix)" – 7:36
  2. "Poor Leno" (album version) – 3:57
  3. "Poor Leno (Silicone Soul's Hypno House Dub)" – 8:09

Response[edit]

The single was released in 2001 and re-released in 2002. In the UK the single reached #38 on the UK Singles Chart. This was the second single released from Röyksopp's debut album Melody A.M..

Music video[edit]

Directed by Sam Arthur, the music video revolves around a creature resembling a small man or boy in a bear suit, and displays a story of being tracked and captured from its natural habitat, to end up being caged in a zoo, longing for escape. The video, mainly being animated, also features a few clips of live recordings with overlapping animations. Additionally, footage of snowy mountains were sampled from the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Witches. Because the lyrics say ' being 9 years old ', the bear in the clip can be a dressed up boy or a small man.

Versions[edit]

Several versions and remixes of "Poor Leno" were released:

  • Poor Leno (Radio Mix).
  • Poor Leno (Silicone Soul's Hypno House Dub).
  • Poor Leno (Jakatta Mix).
  • Poor Leno (Röyksopp's Istanbul Forever Take).
  • Poor Leno (Sander Kleinenberg Northern Beach Mix).
  • Poor Leno (Sander Kleinenberg Northern Beach Dub)
  • Poor Leno (Lazyboy Remix).
  • Poor Leno (Raven's Dub)
  • Poor Leno (Silicone Soul's Hypno House Dub)/ There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (Acapella)
  • Poor Leno (Freddo Bootleg)
  • Poor Leno (Uppermost Remix)[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2001 UK Singles Chart 59
2002 38

References[edit]

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