Late Night Tales

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Late Night Tales

Late Night Tales and its predecessor Another Late Night are the names of two related series of artist curated compilation albums released since 2001 on the UK independent record label Night Time Stories Ltd. Both series were started by the author A.W. Wilde. The tracks on the albums are selected and mixed by a diverse selection of artists asked by Late Night Tales to create the ultimate late night mix. Many of the albums end with a story track, read by famous English performers including Benedict Cumberbatch,[1] Will Self, Brian Blessed and Patrick Moore. With the exception of Jamiroquai, Air and Bill Brewster's contributions, each release includes a cover version recorded by the artist(s).

The series has been met with critical acclaim,[2][3] with GQ Magazine praising Late Night Tales as "The Rolls Royce of compilations".[4] 2011 saw the label celebrate their 10th anniversary with a box set including all albums to date.[5] Friendly Fires' compilation[6] released in November 2012 marked the 30th in the series.


Album information
Another Late Night: Fila Brazillia
Another Late Night: Howie B
Another Late Night: Rae & Christian
Another Late Night: Zero 7
  • Artist: Zero 7
  • Released: 18 February 2002
  • Cat no: ALNCD04
  • Singles: "Truths and Rights" (Johnny Osbourne cover version)
Another Late Night: Groove Armada
Another Late Night: Tommy Guerrero
Another Late Night: Kid Loco
  • Artist: Kid Loco
  • Released: 10 February 2003
  • Cat no: ALNCD07
  • Singles: "Paralysed" (Gang of Four cover version)
Late Night Tales: Nightmares on Wax
  • Artist: Nightmares on Wax
  • Released: 12 May 2003
  • Cat no: ALNCD08
  • Singles: "Brothers on the Slide" (Cymande cover version)
Late Night Tales: Sly & Robbie
Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai
  • Artist: Jamiroquai
  • Released: 10 November 2003
  • Cat no: ALNCD10
Late Night Tales: Turin Brakes
Late Night Tales: Four Tet
Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips
Late Night Tales: Belle & Sebastian
Late Night Tales: Air
  • Artist: Air
  • Released: 11 September 2006
  • Cat no: ALNCD15
Late Night Tales: David Shrigley aka Shrigley Forced to Speak with Others
Late Night Tales: Nouvelle Vague
Late Night Tales: Lindstrøm
  • Artist: Lindstrøm
  • Released: 9 July 2007
  • Cat no: ALNCD18
  • Singles: "Let It Happen" (Vangelis cover version)
Late Night Tales: Fatboy Slim
Late Night Tales: Groove Armada
Late Night Tales: Matt Helders
Late Night Tales: Snow Patrol
Late Night Tales – The Cover Versions
  • Artist: Various

Promo CD included for free with online orders from the Late Night Tales web shop for a limited period.

Included several cover versions featured on the Late Night Tales compilation albums. Came in a clear plastic sleeve

  • Released: 2009
  • Cat no: N/A
Late Night Tales: The Cinematic Orchestra
Late Night Tales: Midlake
Late Night Tales: Trentemøller
Late Night Tales: MGMT
  • Artist: MGMT
  • Released: 3 October 2011
  • Cat no: ALNCD26
  • Singles: "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" (Bauhaus cover version)
Late Night Tales: Belle and Sebastian Vol. II
Late Night Tales: Music For Pleasure
Late Night Tales: Metronomy
Late Night Tales: Friendly Fires
Late Night Tales Presents After Dark
Late Night Tales: Röyksopp
  • Artist: Röyksopp
  • Released: 14 June 2013
  • Cat no: ALNCD32
  • Singles: "Ice Machine" (Depeche Mode cover version)
Late Night Tales: Bonobo
  • Artist: Bonobo
  • Released: 17 November 2013
  • Cat no: ALNCD34
  • Singles: "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan cover version)
Late Night Tales: Django Django
Late Night Tales Presents After Dark: Nightshift
Late Night Tales: Franz Ferdinand
  • Artist: Franz Ferdinand
  • Released: 15 September 2014
  • Cat no: ALNCD37
  • Singles: "Leaving My Old Life Behind" (Exclusive Jonathan Halper Cover Version)
Late Night Tales presents Automatic Soul
Late Night Tales: Jon Hopkins
  • Artist: Jon Hopkins
  • Released: 2 March 2015
  • Cat no: ALNCD39
  • Singles: "I Remember" (Exclusive Yeasayer Cover Version)
Late Night Tales presents After Dark: Nocturne
Late Night Tales: Nils Frahm
Late Night Tales presents Sasha : Scene Delete
  • Artist: Sasha
  • Released: 1 April 2016
  • Cat no: ALNCD43
Late Night Tales: Ólafur Arnalds
Late Night Tales: David Holmes
Late Night Tales: BadBadNotGood
  • Artist: BadBadNotGood
  • Released: 28 July 2017
  • Cat no: ALNCD46
  • Singles: "To You" (Exclusive Andy Shauf Cover Version)
Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel
  • Artist: Agnes Obel
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Cat no: ALNLP49
  • Singles: "Poem About Death"
Late Night Tales: Floating Points

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jones, Alice (31 October 2012). "Yo, Sherlock! Benedict Cumberbatch performs spoken-word with Friendly Fires". The Independent. London. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, Andy (1 April 2011). "Album: Midlake, Late Night Tales (Late Night Tales)". The Independent. London. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "MGMT Late Night Tales Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ GQ Magazine, 2010
  5. ^ "Late Night Tales Celebrate 10th Anniversary". Clash. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Friendly Fires tell Late Night Tales". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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