Wait for Me (Moby album)

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Wait for Me
Wait for me album cover.jpg
Studio album by Moby
Released June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29)
Recorded 2008–2009
Studio Moby's home studio (Manhattan, New York)
Genre
Length 52:06
Label
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Last Night Remixed
(2008)
Wait for Me
(2009)
Destroyed
(2011)
Deluxe edition cover
Wait-for-me-deluxe.jpg
Singles from Wait for Me
  1. "Shot in the Back of the Head"
    Released: April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
  2. "Pale Horses"
    Released: June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22)
  3. "Mistake"
    Released: September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
  4. "One Time We Lived"
    Released: November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15)
  5. "Wait for Me"
    Released: May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)

Wait for Me (stylized as wait for me.) is the ninth studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on June 29, 2009 by Little Idiot and Mute.

Background[edit]

Moby began work on Wait for Me in 2008.[1] He recorded the entirety of the album in his home studio in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, with a set-up he described as "a bunch of equipment set up in a small bedroom".[1] Discussing the start of the album's recording, Moby said:

I started working on the album about a year ago, and the creative impetus behind the record was hearing a David Lynch speech at BAFTA, in the UK. David was talking about creativity, and to paraphrase, about how creativity in and of itself, and without market pressures, is fine and good. It seems as if too often an artists or musicians or writers' creative output is judged by how well it accommodates the marketplace, and how much market share it commands and how much money it generates. In making this record, I wanted to focus on making something that I loved, without really being concerned about how it might be received by the marketplace. As a result, it's a quieter and more melodic and more mournful and more personal record than some of the records I've made in the past.[1]

Moby and David Lynch discussed the recording process of the album on Lynch's online channel, David Lynch Foundation Television Beta. Lynch also directed the music video for "Shot in the Back of the Head", the first single from the album.[1]

Ken Thomas mixed Wait for Me.[1] According to Moby, "mixing the record with him was really nice, as he's creatively open to trying anything". For example, Moby and Ken Thomas recorded an old broken bakelite radio through some broken old effects pedals, which became the track "Stock Radio".[1]

Release[edit]

Moby announced the title, track listing, and release date of Wait for Me on his website on April 14, 2009.[1] The announcement was accompanied by the release of the album's first single, "Shot in the Back of the Head", and its accompanying music video, directed by David Lynch.[1] "Pale Horses" was released as the second single from Wait for Me on June 22, 2009.[2] The following week, Wait for Me was released on June 29.[1]

"Mistake" was released as the third single from Wait for Me on September 14, 2009.[3] Music videos for "Pale Horses" and "Mistake" were also released, both featuring the alien shown on the Wait for Me cover, a new design of the character "Little Idiot", who appeared in earlier Moby videos, including "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" and "Natural Blues", and also provided the name of Moby's own label, on which the album was released.[4]

Wait for Me: Ambient, a remix album consisting of ambient versions of songs from Wait for Me, was released as a digital download on November 2, 2009. Wait for Me was re-released as a deluxe edition on November 23, 2009 featuring the complete Wait for Me original album and two new songs, Wait for Me: Ambient, and a DVD featuring several live performances, an intimate EPK of the album, a section of questions and answers, and five music videos made for the album.[5]

"One Time We Lived", one of the two new songs on the Wait for Me deluxe edition, was released as a single on November 15, 2009.[6] "Wait for Me" was released as the fifth and final single from the album on May 2, 2010.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.2/10[8]
Metacritic65/100[9]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[10]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[11]
The Guardian3/5 stars[12]
The Independent3/5 stars[13]
MSN MusicA−[14]
Pitchfork5.4/10[15]
Record Collector4/5 stars[16]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[17]
Spin7/10[18]
USA Today3/4 stars[19]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Wait for Me received an average score of 65, based on 26 reviews.[9]

Tour[edit]

Moby toured for Wait for Me with a full band, the first time he had done so since 2005.[20]

In his journal entry on April 25, 2009, Moby wrote: "the touring for the upcoming album (barring sporadic dj dates) will be with a full band and multiple vocalists, although i might incorporate some elements of the electronic/ambient show, as it enabled me to perform some songs i’d never been able to perform before (like ‘god moving over the face of the waters’, and other instrumental songs from the past)."[21]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Moby.

No.TitleLength
1."Division"1:56
2."Pale Horses"3:37
3."Shot in the Back of the Head"3:15
4."Study War"4:18
5."Walk with Me"4:01
6."Stock Radio"0:55
7."Mistake"3:47
8."Scream Pilots"2:48
9."jltf-1"1:27
10."jltf"4:40
11."A Seated Night"3:23
12."Wait for Me"4:13
13."Hope Is Gone"3:30
14."Ghost Return"2:38
15."Slow Light"4:00
16."Isolate"3:28
Total length:52:06

Deluxe edition bonus DVD[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Wait for Me adapted from album liner notes.[22]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 50
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[24] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 2
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 2
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[27] 17
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[28] 15
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[29] 35
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[30] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[31] 5
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[32] 100
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[33] 40
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[34] 36
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 44
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[37] 1
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[38] 6
US Billboard 200[39] 22
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[40] 2

Wait for Me: Ambient[edit]

Wait for Me: Ambient
Wait-for-me-ambient.jpg
Studio album by Moby
Recorded 2 November 2009
Label Little Idiot, Mute
Producer Moby

Wait for Me: Ambient is the album Wait for Me re-recorded by Moby in an ambient manner. It was released as a digital download on 2 November 2009. It was also included in the deluxe edition of Wait for Me.

Wait for Me. Remixes![edit]

Wait for Me. Remixes!
Waitforme.remixes!.jpg
Remix album by Moby
Released May 17, 2010
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Electronica, house
Label Mute
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Wait for Me
(2009)Wait for Me2009
Wait for Me. Remixes!
(2010)
Be the One
(2011)Be the One2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[41]

Wait for Me. Remixes! is a remix album by American electronica musician Moby, released on May 17, 2010. It accompanies the release of Wait for Me and its companion, Wait for Me: Ambient. The album contains reworked versions of the songs, as well as remixes by Moby himself.

It was announced on his official website on March 23, 2010.[42]

Track listing[edit]

Wait for Me. Remixes!
Disc 1
Unmixed
  1. "Isolate (Mixhell Remix)" - 5:22
  2. "Slow Light (Maps Remix)" - 5:55
  3. "Wait for Me (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)" - 9:12
  4. "Pale Horses (Gui Boratto's Last Window Remix)" - 7:37
  5. "Walk with Me (Carl Cox Remix)" - 6:23
  6. "Mistake (Yuksek Remix)" - 4:55
  7. "One Time We Lived (Laurent Wolf Remix)" - 7:40
  8. "Jltf (Chuckie Remix)" - 5:34
  9. "Wait for Me (Laidback Luke Remix)" - 6:41
  10. "Stay Down (Popof Remix)" - 6:17
  11. "Study War (Savage Skulls Remix)" - 5:09
  12. "Shot in the Back of the Head (Tiësto Remix)" - 7:15
Disc 2
Exclusive Moby DJ MIX
  1. "Walk with Me (Carl Cox Remix)"
  2. "Shot in the Back of the Head (Tiësto Remix)"
  3. "Wait for Me (Laidback Luke Remix)"
  4. "Mistake (Dabruck & Klein Remix)"
  5. "Study War (Savage Skulls Remix)"
  6. "Jltf (Chuckie Remix)"
  7. "Slow Light (Maps Remix)"
  8. "One Time We Lived (Sharooz Remix)"
  9. "Stay Down (Julian Jeweil Remix)"
  10. "Wait for Me (Jean Elan Remix)"
  11. "Walk with Me (Jon Rundell Remix)"
  12. "Stay Down (Popof Remix)"
  13. "Pale Horses (Gui Boratto's Last Window Remix)"

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