After Dark (compilation album)

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After Dark
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Compilation album by various artists
Released October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08)
Recorded 2007
Genre Synthpop, Italo disco, post-punk revival, indie rock
Length 78:09
Label Italians Do It Better
Producer Johnny Jewel
various artists chronology
After Dark
(2007)
After Dark 2
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[2]

After Dark is a compilation album of tracks either performed by artists on the Italians Do It Better record label or remixed by the label, released in 2007 on CD and in 2008 on triple vinyl. Artists featured on the album are Glass Candy, Chromatics, Indeep, Farah, Mirage, and Professor Genius.

In October 2012, Johnny Jewel released a remastered version of the album for free on Soundcloud to build anticipation for After Dark 2. Jewel announced that After Dark 2 would be released on May 17, 2013.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Rolling Down the Hills" (Spring Demo) Ida No, John David V Glass Candy 3:32
2. "Hands in the Dark" (Dark Day cover) Robin Lee Crutchfield Chromatics 4:48
3. "Last Nite a DJ Saved My Life" (Mirage Remix) Michael Cleveland, Achille Vettessi Indeep 6:41
4. "Lady Operator" Vettessi Mirage 5:38
5. "Computer Love" (Kraftwerk cover) Kraftwerk Glass Candy 5:37
6. "La Grotta" (Demo) Professor Genius Professor Genius 6:33
7. "Killing Spree" (Suite 304 Demo) V Chromatics 1:19
8. "Law of Life" Farah, V Farah 7:27
9. "In the City" Adam Miller, V Chromatics 7:08
10. "Miss Broadway" (Belle Epoque cover) Evelyne Lenton, Albert Weyman, V Glass Candy 6:46
11. "Lake of Dreams" Vettessi Mirage 9:25
12. "Dancing Girls" (Suite 304 Demo) Farah, V Farah 5:36
13. "The Chameleon" (Dark Day cover) Crutchfield Glass Candy 4:54
14. "Pegaso" (Excerpt)   Professor Genius 2:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "After Dark – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Marc (June 22, 2007). "Various Artists: After Dark". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Italians Do It Better". May 15, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013.