Black & White 050505

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Black & White 050505
Studio album by Simple Minds
Released 12 September 2005
Recorded 2004 - 5 May 2005
Genre Rock
Length 40:57
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Simple Minds, Jez Coad
Simple Minds chronology
Cry
(2002)
Black & White 050505
(2005)
Sunday Express – Live (Vol. 1 & 2)
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC (very positive)[2]
Q 2/5 stars[3]
Daily Express 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (8/10)[5]
Record Collector 5/5 stars[6]
The Sun 3/5 stars[7]
The Times 3/5 stars[8]

Black & White 050505 is Scottish rock group Simple Minds' fourteenth studio album, released in the UK on 12 September 2005.

It is the second Simple Minds studio album (the first one being Neapolis) not officially released in the US.

The song "The Jeweller Pt. 2" is a reworked, re-recorded version of "Jeweller to the Stars", from the semi-canceled album Our Secrets Are The Same.

The recording sessions for the album ended on 5 May 2005, hence the number in the album's title.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Stay Visible"   Kerr Coad 5:19
2. "Home"   Kerr Burchill, Goudie 4:23
3. "Stranger"   Kerr, Tignino Tignino, Legato 4:07
4. "Different World [taormina.me]"   Kerr, Coad Burchill 4:37
5. "Underneath the Ice"   Kerr Burchill, Coad 4:45
6. "The Jeweller Part II"   Kerr Burchill 4:18
7. "A Life Shot in Black and White"   Kerr Coad, Burchill 3:35
8. "Kiss the Ground"   Kerr Burchill 4:06
9. "Dolphins"   Kerr Burchill 5:57
10. "Too Much Television (Bonus track on Japanese edition)"   Sean Kelly Sean Kelly 4:19

Live performances[edit]

All the songs have been played live:[9][10]

  1. "Stay Visible" during the 2005 "Intimate", 2006 "Black And White", 2009 "30 Years Live European" & 2009 "Graffiti Soul" tours
  2. "Home" during the 2005 "Intimate", 2006 "Black And White", 2008 "Celebrate 30 Years Live", 2009 "30 Years Live European" & 2009 "Graffiti Soul", 2010 "Festival Show", 2010 "Final Shows" tours
  3. "Stranger" during the 2005 "Intimate" & 2006 "Black And White" tours
  4. "Different World [taormina.me]" during the 2005 "Intimate", 2006 "Black And White" & 2009 "30 Years Live European" tours
  5. "Underneath The Ice" only during the 2006 "Black And White" tour
  6. "The Jeweller Part II" during the 2005 "Intimate" & 2006 "Black And White" tours
  7. "A Life Shot in Black & White" only during the 2006 "Black And White" tour
  8. "Kiss The Ground" only one time (in Copenhagen, Denmark) during the 2006 "Black And White" tour
  9. "Dolphins" during the 2006 "Black And White" & 2009 "30 Years Live European" tours

Personnel[edit]

With:

  • Andy Gillespie - Keyboards
  • Jez Coad - Additional guitars & Keyboards
  • Daniele Tignino & John Biancale - Backing vocals on "Stranger"
  • Sean Kelly - guest vocals on "Too Much Television" (bonus track on Japanese edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Simple Minds: Black & White > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Jack (12 July 2005). "Simple Minds Black And White 050505 Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Perry, John (October 2005). "Black & White 050505". Q (London: EMAP Metro). ISSN 0955-4955. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Black & White 050505". Daily Express (London: Beaverbrook Newspapers). 9 September 2005. OCLC 173337077. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Besenyodi, Adam (27 January 2006). "Black & White 050505". PopMatters. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Shirley, Ian (October 2005). "Black & White 050505 - Review". Record Collector. Diamond Publishing. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Black & White 050505". The Sun (London: News Corporation). 9 September 2005. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Verrico, Liz (10 September 2005). "Black & White 050505". The Times (London). ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Cornwell, Simon. "Black & White 050505: Information". Dream Giver Redux. simpleminds.org. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Cornwell, Simon. "Tours: Simple Minds". Dream Giver Redux. simpleminds.org. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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