Last Night (Moby album)

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Last Night
LastNightMoby.jpg
Studio album by Moby
Released March 29, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 60:05
Label Mute
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
The BioShock EP
(2007)
Last Night
(2008)
A Night in NYC
(2008)
Singles from Last Night
  1. "Disco Lies"
    Released: January 21, 2008
  2. "Alice"
    Released: March 10, 2008
  3. "I Love to Move in Here"
    Released: July 1, 2008
  4. "Ooh Yeah"
    Released: November 23, 2008

Last Night is the eighth album by American electronica musician Moby, released in March 2008 by record label Mute. It is a more dance-oriented affair than Moby's previous few albums.[citation needed]

Recording and content[edit]

The album was recorded in Moby's home studio in Manhattan, New York and features a number of guest vocalists, including Wendy Starland, MC Grandmaster Caz (one of the writers of "Rapper's Delight", which boosted the popularity of sampling, a common method to make the music on Moby's 1999 blockbuster Play), Sylvia from the band Kudu, British MC Aynzli, and the Nigerian 419 Squad.[1]

On his official website, Moby stated that this album is "a lot more dance-oriented and electronic than my last few albums, probably as a result of all of the DJ'ing I've been doing lately". He also wrote that:

Last Night is basically a love letter to dance music in New York City. What I love about the New York approach to dance music is the eclecticism and the open minded-ness on the part of the musicians, the DJ's, and the people in the bars and clubs. In making Last Night, I essentially tried to take a long 8 hour night out in New York City and condense it into a 65 minute long album.[citation needed]

Promotion and release[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club B[4]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 5.2/10[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 3/5 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[12]

"Disco Lies" was released as a single on January 21, 2008. The second single, "Alice", was released on March 10.

Last Night was released on March 29 by record label Mute.

"I Love to Move in Here" was released on July 1, and the album's final single, "Ooh Yeah", was released on November 28.

Last Night Remixed[edit]

Last Night Remixed
MobyRemixed.jpg
Remix album by Moby
Released November 3, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre EDM, house
Label Mute
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Last Night
(2008)
Last Night Remixed
(2008)
Wait for Me
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[citation needed]
The Sunday Times 4/5 stars[citation needed]

On November 3, 2008 in the UK and November 25, 2008 in the U.S., a remix album of Last Night entitled Last Night Remixed was released. Moby said of the album:

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Moby, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ooh Yeah"     5:18
2. "I Love to Move in Here"     4:45
3. "257.Zero"     3:38
4. "Everyday It's 1989"     3:40
5. "Live for Tomorrow"     4:02
6. "Alice"     4:27
7. "Hyenas"     3:35
8. "I'm in Love"   Wendy Starland 3:43
9. "Disco Lies"     3:23
10. "The Stars"     4:21
11. "Degenerates" (an alternate mix of "It's OK" from the "Raining Again" single)   3:58
12. "Sweet Apocalypse"     5:19
13. "Mothers of the Night"     3:19
14. "Last Night"     4:53
15. "Lucy Vida" (hidden track, replaced by "Sweetest" on iTunes edition and "Land Of" on Amazon MP3 edition)   3:54
Amazon MP3 bonus track
No. Title Length
16. "Sweetest"   4:48
Last Night Remixed
  1. "I Love to Move in Here (Holy Ghost! Remix)" – 5:03
  2. "Ooh Yeah (Kris Menace Remix)" – 3:51
  3. "Live for Tomorrow (Tocadisco Remix)" – 5:19
  4. "I'm in Love (Shapeshifters Maximal Remix)" – 7:03
  5. "Disco Lies (Freemasons Club Mix)" – 5:32
  6. "I Love to Move in Here (Seamus Haji Club Mix)" – 6:01
  7. "Alice (General Midi Remix)" – 5:15
  8. "The Stars (AC Slater Remix)" – 4:36
  9. "Disco Lies (Spencer & Hill Remix)" – 5:27
  10. "Alice (Drop the Lime Heavy Bass Remix)" – 3:15
  11. "Ooh Yeah (D.Ramirez Haunted Playground Remix)" – 5:49
  12. "I'm in Love (Mason Glowsticks Remix)" – 5:25
  13. "I Love to Move in Here (Style of Eye Piano Remix)" – 5:54
  14. "Last Night (Album Version)" – 5:47
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
15. "Album Megamix"   1:14:23
16. "Ooh Yeah (Moby Remix)"    

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Australia March 29, 2008
United States April 1, 2008
United Kingdom May 12, 2008

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
position
Greece 2
Australia 20
United States 27
United Kingdom 28
France 12
Sweden 40
Poland 9
Italy 6
Switzerland 6
Austria 4

Last Night sold a mere 200,000 copies worldwide during its first month. It disappeared from the worldwide charts very quickly. Its total sales stand at 500 000 copies worldwide.[citation needed]

The low sales might also be attributed to Moby's US label, V2, getting out of the record making business. This forced Last Night to rely only on UK label Mute's limited distribution and promotion.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moby.com News, Moby.com, accessed 16 November 2007. Archived August 22, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Reviews for Last Night by Moby". Metacritic. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Last Night – Moby". AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ Battaglia, Andy (March 31, 2008). "Moby: Last Night". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Moby". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ Wood, Mikael (April 8, 2008). "Ready to dance, but he's dancing alone". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Roullier, Ian (March 31, 2008). "Moby – Last Night". musicOMH. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ Klein, Joshua (April 3, 2008). "Moby: Last Night". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ Ganz, Caryn (April 3, 2005). "Last Night". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (March 26, 2008). "Moby: Last Night". Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (April 2005). "Moby: Last Night". Spin 24 (4): 100. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Stanciu, Raul (March 27, 2010). "Review: Moby – Hotel". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Moby announces remix album". NME.COM. 2 October 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2011.