The Chemical Brothers ‎– We Are The Night

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1 No Path To Follow
Vocals – Willy MasonWritten-By – Willy Mason
2 We Are The Night
Written-By – Riz Ortolani, bill bissett
3 All Rights Reversed
Vocals – KlaxonsWritten-By – Dev Hynes*, James Wrighton*, Jamie Reynolds
4 Saturate 4:49
5 Do It Again
Guitar – Little Barrie*Vocals – Ali LoveWritten-By – Ali Love
6 Das Spiegel 5:51
7 The Salmon Dance
Vocals – Fatlip*Voice [Sammy The Salmon] – Cort PfisterWritten-By – Derrick Stewart (2)
8 Burst Generator 6:52
9 A Modern Midnight Conversation
Written-By – Massey*, Calabria*
10 Battle Scars
Piano, Keyboards – Martin DuffyVocals – Willy MasonWritten-By – Willy Mason
11 Harpoons 2:25
12 The Pills Won't Help You Now
Bass – Seggs*Piano, Keyboards – Martin DuffyVocals – Tim Smith (9)Written-By – Tim Smith (9)

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Mixed at Miloco Studios, South London.

Published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd. Except tracks 1 & 10 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd. / Chrysalis Music Ltd. (BMI), track 2 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd / Radiofilmusica Srl / Copyright Control, track 3 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd / Universal Music Publishing / Copyright Control, tracks 5 & 7 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd / Copyright Control, track 9 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd / Isis Music (ASCAP), track 12 published by Universal / MCA Music Ltd / Bug Music.

No Path To Follow / Battle Scars - Willy Mason appears courtesy of Virgin Records Limited.
All Rights Reversed - Klaxons appear courtesy of Polydor Records Limited / Lightspeed Champion appears courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Limited.
Do It Again - Ali Love appears courtesy of Columbia Records / Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited.
The Salmon Dance - Fatlip appears courtesy of himself.
The Pills Won't Help You Now - Tim Smith (from Midlake) appears courtesy of Bella Union.

'We Are The Night' incorporates a sample of 'Decimazione Amanti' by Riz Ortolani. Taken from the soundtrack to 'Paolo Barca, Maestro Elementare, Praticamente Nudista'. Incorporates a sample of ''Ode To D.A. Levy'' by Bill Bissett (bissett). Taken from bill bissett's album 'Awake In Th Red Desert'.
'A Modern Midnight Conversation' features samples from the Barbara & Ernie recording 'Listen To Your Heart'. Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company. Contains elements of 'Listen To Your Heart' (Massey/Calabria). Published by Isis Music (ASCAP).

℗ & © 2007 Virgin Records Ltd.

Made in the EU.

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January 10, 2018
Controversial, i know, but this is actually my second favourite Chems album to date, behind the unsurpassable Exit Planet Dust. I think it flows quite well (probably because it's free from overly screechy noises), even if it doesn't have any amazing tracks on it.


July 28, 2016
Есть такой, лицензия 2007 года с оригинальной обллжкой, там где глаза.
Из альбома выделю треки 2, 5, 8, 9 и 12! =)

There is a license in 2007 with the original cover, where the eye.
From the album highlight tracks 2, 5, 8, 9 and 12! =)


June 1, 2015
Not to sound like every other Chems (Chemical Brothers) fan sharing their views and reviews about their favorites (and not so much) from the long-running duo, but even though "We Are The Night" falls under one of their least memorable studio outings, the production and composition still remains remarkably and uniquely theirs, especially in referencing their temporal succession of releases and taking into account their previous effort, "Push The Button". While older fans who wished for more "Surrender" or "Come With Us", or a return to both a more instrumental outdoors party-esque flavor mixed with the Bros`unique modern twist on 60s psychedelia, both the fans and the Chems themselves are growing older, and the age of the "rave" generation was already long gone by the time this album was produced.

What we have here is essentially what I myself can only describe as the natural continuation of "Push The Button", with some rare moments of delicious heightness (such as the infectious "Burst Generator") alongside some of the Bros' lesser favorable moment (the highly forgettable "Salmon Dance"), with some continual evolution and exploration of different territories which helps any artist keep those creative juices pumping, especially when typecasted early on in a specific genre. After all, not everyone can get away with being who and what they are the way AC/DC have been doing since the tragic death of Bon Scott.

The magic of any Chemical Brother album comes from the fact that they themselves put so much care and heart into their creations that we, the listeners, can only benefit and enrich ourselves by re-discovering new layers and textures with each consecutive re-listening, something which is very beneficial for an album such as "We Are The Night" which may not be an instant favorite upon first listen, but still manages to have enough Chemical moments to satisfy the fans, perhaps those into their more recent offerings (as well as those enjoying the hip-hop/electro crossovers) but some of us older "Planet Dust" partisans as well. It's simple; give it a few shots and let it speak for itself. All the album asks is to be given it's chance.


September 5, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
this album is by far the worst album I've ever heard. it's funny because this is my first review on discogs but it has to be done. even diehard CB fans should question the effort into we are the night. saturate is probably the best track on the album but it's nothing incredible. I guess everyone's prime eventually ends...


September 5, 2007

"We Are The Night" is the most psychedelic chemical brothers album yet, far from Big Beat !
The feeling of "We Are The Night" is closely related to "Surrender" : retro-psychedelism with old-school synthesizers.

There are others samples not repertoried in album's notes.
The classic "Crystal Grass" by Crystal World (1974) for the "Modern Midnight Conversation"'s bassline and the very rare Massimo Barsotti's "Whole Lotta Love" (1983) in "Burst Generator".

One more sentence to write more than 75 words...