Various ‎– After Dark

Italians Do It Better ‎– IDIB001CD
CD, Compilation

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1 Glass Candy Rolling Down The Hills
Written-By – No*, V*
2 Chromatics Hands In The Dark
Written-By – R.L. Crutchfield*
3 Indeep Last Nite A Dj Saved My Life (Mirage Remix)
Remix – Mirage (24)Written-By – Vettessi*, Michael Cleveland*
4 Mirage (24) Lady Operator
Written-By – Vettessi*
5 Glass Candy Computer Love
Written-By – Kraftwerk
6 Professor Genius La Grotta
Written-By – Professor Genius
7 Chromatics Killing Spree
Written-By – V*
8 Farah (2) Law Of Life
Written-By – Farah (2), V*
9 Chromatics In The City
Written-By – Miller*, V*
10 Glass Candy Miss Broadway
Written-By – A. Weyman*, E. Lenton*, V*
11 Mirage (24) Lake Of Dreams
Written-By – Vettessi*
12 Farah (2) Dancing Girls
Written-By – Farah (2), V*
13 Glass Candy The Chameleon
Written-By – R.L. Crutchfield*
14 Professor Genius Pegaso 2:45


Rolling Down The Hills - Spring Demo From The "Life After Sundown" 2x Lp
Hands In The Dark - Originally Performed By R.L. Crutchfield's Dark Day
Last Nite A Dj Saved My Life - Remix From The "Last Nite A Dj Saved My Life" 12"
Lady Operator - From The "Lady Operator" 12"
Computer Love - Originally Performed by Kraftwerk > From The "Invisible Morning" 12"
La Grotta - Demo From The Professor Genius 12"
Killing Spree - Suite 304 Demo From The "Shining Violence" 12"
Law Of Life - From The "Law Of Life" 12"
In The City - From The "In The City" 12"
Miss Broadway - From The "Miss Broadway" 12"
Lake Of Dreams - From The "Lady Operator" 12"
Dancing Girls - Suite 304 Demo From The Farah Lp
The Chameleon - Originally Performed By R.L. Crutchfield 's Dark Day > From The "I Always Say Yes" 12"
Pegaso (Excerpt) - From The Pegaso Demo


Released in a gatefold plastic wallet, coming with two card inserts.
Some copies come with a sticker on plastic wallet printed with barcode and cat #.
Sticker-less copies do not feature cat # anywhere.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 3700398702513
  • Matrix / Runout: CD#1917-13063 01

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IDIB 001 Various After Dark(LP, Mag + LP, Pur + LP, Red + Album, Comp, RM, RP) Italians Do It Better IDIB 001 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Various After Dark(CD, Comp) Italians Do It Better none US Unknown Sell This Version
IDIB 001 Various After Dark(LP, Red + LP, Ora + LP, Yel + Album, Comp, Ltd, RM) Italians Do It Better IDIB 001 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Various After Dark(10xFile, WAV, Comp) Italians Do It Better none US 2011
none Various After Dark(10xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Italians Do It Better none US 2011


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January 7, 2008
Italo-disco always had a cheap and naive element to it, both because of the purpose of most of its creators (produce 'easy' discotheque hits) combined with their limited equipment (they wanted to copy the bright U.S disco style without access to its high quality live session players and studio facilities, therefore the creative use of electronics nowadays sounding experimental and groundbreaking in retrospective).
In comparison, 'After Dark' and the whole Italians Do It Better productions sound a lot more arty and sophisticated, with a good dose of NYC poseur attitude (references to obscure industrial/minimal-wave -the two Dark Day covers- whereas the disco covers/remixes present here are obvious 'debutant' choices ; cover art is a rip-off the 1969 movie 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice's artwork scored by Quincy Jones etc...) and a general vibe that is way more 'cultured'.
Therefore, what you hear here is not genuine disco music but rather indie-artschool-students-fashionistas' take on disco and italo : the unashamed, naive and sexy discotheque fun is replaced by a more intellectual, dark and self-conscious approach.
Not a bad thing though : 'After Dark' is a brilliant, sleazy, intoxicating record, but disco-funk heads might find it lacking groove and energy, italo heads might regret a relative absence of naive, sexy fun in benefit of a white, indie-orientated loose and narcotic charm tres post-Galaxie 500.


October 14, 2007

I love italo-disco because the aesthetic of it is so precise: it's sinister, sexy, and sooo much fun. These artists really do a nice job of using that classic italo-disco style. The fact that a group of people enjoy this genre to create such an authentic album is really charming. And this is one darn good listen. My favorite tracks are those by Glass Candy. I highly recommend picking it up (if you can find it!).