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Black Love

Date: 03.08.96
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black love
Crime Scene Part One (Dulli)
My Enemy (Dulli)
Double Day (Dulli/McCollum)
Blame, Etc. (Dulli)
Step Into The Light (Dulli)
Going To Town (Dulli)
Honky's Ladder (Dulli)
Night By Candlelight (Dulli)
Bulletproof (Dulli)
Summer's Kiss (Dulli)
Faded (Dulli)

Recorded: August-September 1995
Released: March 8, 1996 (Europe), March 11, 1996 (UK)

Greg Dulli - vocals, guitars, drums, machine, percussion, timpany, sleigh bells/Rick McCollum - lead guitars, pedal steel, hammer dulcimer/John Curley - bass, arp, backing vocals/Paul Buchignani - drums, percussion, congas. Additional musicians: Harold Chichester - organ, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, piano, backing vocals/Doug Falsetti - percussion, backing vocals/Jeff Powell - backing vocals/Shawn Smith - backing vocals/Barbara Hunter - cello/Jeffrey Reed - effects.

Recorded at Bear Creek in Woodinville, WA and at Robert Lang's Studio in Edmonds, WA. Produced by Greg Dulli. Engineered by Jeff Powell, assisted by John Curley, Jeffrey Reed, Ryan Hadlock, Aaron Warner, Joe Hadlock, Don Farwell, Erik Flettrich and Dubby. Mixed by Greg Dulli and Jeff Powell at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN in October 1995. Location recording by John Curley. Art direction by Jeff Kleinsmith. Photography by Danny Clinch.

US/UK vinyl album have gatefold sleeve. Canadian vinyl album limited to 2,500 copies. Advance promo CDís with custom artwork, German advance promo in slimcase. Japanese CD release includes Moon River as a bonus track.

CD Columbia CK69450 (USA)
CD Columbia CSK41441 (USA advance promo, diff. sleeve)
CD Columbia CK69450 (Canada)
CD Columbia 491486-2 (Austria)
CD Columbia, no ID# (European adv. promo, no sleeve)
CD Columbia SAMPCD6076 (French promo, diff. sleeve)
LP Columbia C69450 (USA)
LP Columbia 491486-1 (Austria)
LP Columbia (UK)
CS Columbia 69450-4 (USA)
CS Columbia, no ID# (USA advance promo, diff. sleeve)
MD Columbia 491486-8 (Germany)

Comment on "Black Love"

rawcane Says:

This album is one of the most beautiful works of art in existence.

Posted: November 19, 2003 06:54 AM

Greg Says:

The US vinyl is actually on Sub Pop SP 353

Posted: March 27, 2004 12:38 PM

David Says:

The retrospective review of Black Love LP, while profound, is missing the elements of the Afghan Whigs experience. Dulli is experincing the pain of betrayl and denial on Black Love, which are incredible emtions. But these emtions at last are short lived before one moves into forgiveness and forgetfullness. At this point he moves on to new emtions like, love and freedom. Happiness and pain are a part of everyone's lives day-in and day-out. Dulli is amazing at expressing the common man's emtion of the ordinary man.

Whig Fan since 1990....Out

Posted: June 11, 2004 01:55 AM

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