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M83's Anthony Gonzalez took his time delivering the follow-up to 2008's much-loved Saturdays=Youth, but it was worth it: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a sprawling double album that reaffirms M83's dreamy romanticism while setting off for bold new territory. Gonzalez collaborated with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Medicine's Brad Laner, Zola Jesus, and longtime vocalist Morgan Kibby, allowing him to explore as many musical options as possible. Lead single "Midnight City" is an epic sweep of neon synthesizers; "Intro" makes a bold statement with Zola Jesus' vocal cameo; elsewhere, Gonzalez's own singing ranges from a whisper to a scream. Unashamedly ambitious and emotional, this album ...
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All Music Guide
M83's Anthony Gonzalez took his time delivering the follow-up to 2008's much-loved Saturdays=Youth, but it was worth it: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a sprawling double album that reaffirms M83's dreamy romanticism while setting off for bold new territory. Gonzalez collaborated with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Medicine's Brad Laner, Zola Jesus, and longtime vocalist Morgan Kibby, allowing him to explore as many musical options as possible. Lead single "Midnight City" is an epic sweep of neon synthesizers; "Intro" makes a bold statement with Zola Jesus' vocal cameo; elsewhere, Gonzalez's own singing ranges from a whisper to a scream. Unashamedly ambitious and emotional, this album defines M83's artistic spirit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596951026
  • Catalog Number: 69510
  • Sales rank: 4,137

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Orphans String and Brass Orchestra (5:22)
  2. 2 Midnight City (4:03)
  3. 3 Reunion (3:55)
  4. 4 Where the Boats Go (1:46)
  5. 5 Wait - Orphans String and Brass Orchestra (5:43)
  6. 6 Raconte-Moi Une Histoire (4:04)
  7. 7 Train To Pluton (1:15)
  8. 8 Claudia Lewis (4:31)
  9. 9 This Bright Flash (2:24)
  10. 10 When Will You Come Home? (1:23)
  11. 11 Soon, My Friend/Interlude/Mirror - Orphans String and Brass Orchestra (3:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Tears Are Becoming a Sea - Orphans String and Brass Orchestra (2:31)
  2. 2 New Map (4:22)
  3. 3 OK Pal (3:58)
  4. 4 Another Wave From You (1:53)
  5. 5 Splendor (5:07)
  6. 6 Year One, One UFO (3:17)
  7. 7 Fountains (1:21)
  8. 8 Steve McQueen (3:48)
  9. 9 Echoes of Mine (3:39)
  10. 10 Klaus I Love You (1:44)
  11. 11 Outro - Orphans String and Brass Orchestra (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
M83 Primary Artist
Brad Laner Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrick Warren Piano
Lyle Workman Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Marxophone
Joey Waronker Percussion, Electric Drums, Orchestral Percussion
Amy White Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Recorder, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Tipple Acoustic Guitar
James King Flute, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jonathan Bates Choir, Chorus
Loïc Maurin Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Juliette Commagere Choir, Chorus
Alessandro Cortini Choir, Chorus
Morgan Kibby Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Monologue
Zola Jesus Vocals
Robin Finck Choir, Chorus
Gabriel Johnson Trumpet
Anthony Gonzalez Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
Joseph Trapanese Conductor
Emily Thurston Choir, Chorus
Elsa Whyte Choir, Chorus
Eliot Guenoden Choir, Chorus
Clara Mesaro Choir, Chorus
Chloe Whyte Choir, Chorus
Chelsea Alden Monologue
Alex Lily Choir, Chorus
Zelly Boo Meldal-Johnsen Monologue
Tristian Mesaro Choir, Chorus
Toni Kasza Choir Director
The Shakespeare Bridge Children's Choir Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping
The Purple Mixed Adult Choir Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Hand Clapping
Sasha Staggs Choir, Chorus
Sasha Moret Choir, Chorus
Samsara Gamble Choir, Chorus
Matis Staggs Choir, Chorus
Lydie Benzakin Monologue
Lily Depertuis Choir, Chorus
Justine Marecaux Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Roland Brown Management
Brad Laner Composer
Dave Cooley Mastering
Todd Burke Engineer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Morgan Kibby Composer
Ashkahn Shahparnia Layout
Anouck Bertin Art Direction
Anthony Gonzalez Composer, Programming, Producer, Art Direction, Orchestral Arrangements
Shane Konen Layout
Joseph Trapanese Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Schuppan Engineer
Yan Gonzalez Composer
John Graney Whistle
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  • Posted January 18, 2014

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    Randomly heard Midnight City and loved it ever since. Reminded me of the movie Chronicle. Anyway, the other songs in this are pretty good. And the costume there, also made think of Where the Wild Things Are for some reason. Anyway, a band definitely give a listen.

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