Fable (Robert Miles song)

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

"Fable" is a song by the Swiss-Italian musician Robert Miles. It was released in May 1996 as the second single from his album Dreamland. The song features uncredited vocals from Fiorella Quinn.

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 number 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.

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

CD maxi[edit]

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

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12" maxi[edit]

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

Double 12"[edit]

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

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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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