Black Rose (J. D. Souther album)

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Black Rose
Studio album by J.D. Souther
Released 1976
Genre Rock
Label Elektra
Producer Peter Asher
J.D. Souther chronology
John David Souther
(1972)
Black Rose
(1976)
You're Only Lonely
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Black Rose is the second album by American singer-songwriter J.D. Souther, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).

In a review of the album for Rolling Stone, Stephen Holden wrote, "John David Souther’s second solo album benefits from a beautiful, all-star Peter Asher production. More sophisticated than either his first album or the two Souther-Hillman-Furay albums, Black Rose underscores Souther’s melodic writing, his strongest point, with some genuinely innovative arrangements by David Campbell, the classically trained musician who scored “Prisoner in Disguise” for Linda Ronstadt. “Silver Blue,” much of which Campbell has scored as a duet for voice and plucked double pass and violas, is a starkly arresting production, while setting “Faithless Love” into a semiformal piece for voice, acoustic guitar and chamber ensemble transforms a prettier-than-average country-rock ballad into an eloquent one. “Doors Swing Open,” a complex tune based on ninth and minor sixth chords, boasts an elegantly lush arrangement that both gives it shape and highlights its lovely chromaticism."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by J.D. Souther.

  1. "Banging My Head Against the Moon" – 3:41
  2. "If You Have Crying Eyes" – 5:05
  3. "Your Turn Now" – 3:48
  4. "Faithless Love" – 3:33
  5. "Baby Come Home" – 3:47
  6. "Simple Man, Simple Dream" – 1:49
  7. "Silver Blue" – 4:15
  8. "Midnight Prowl" – 5:09
  9. "Doors Swing Open" – 4:42
  10. "Black Rose" – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden, Stephen. "J.D. Souther". music stack. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Souther, John. "Black Rose - J.D. Souther Credits". allmusic.com. allmusic. Retrieved 2 April 2015.