Blackfield (album)

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Blackfield
Studio album by Blackfield
Released January 2004
Recorded 2001–2003
Genre Art rock[1]
Length 37:57
Label Helicon, Snapper Music, Kscope
Producer Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen
Blackfield chronology
Blackfield
(2004)
Blackfield II
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]

Blackfield is the debut album by the art rock band Blackfield, released on the Snapper Music/Helicon labels in February 2004. The album was re-released in August of the same year with an additional three-track bonus disc, followed by a later pressing that contains the album and the three bonus tracks all on one CD.

Two songs are covers in English of earlier Aviv Geffen songs in Hebrew, "Cloudy Now" (עכשיו מעונן) from 1993 and "Scars" (צלקות) from 2000. In the latter case, Aviv's original studio recording was simply re-used with newly sung vocals.

Four singles were released from the album: "Hello", "Pain", "Blackfield" and "Cloudy Now".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Open Mind"   Steven Wilson Aviv Geffen 3:51
2. "Blackfield"   Wilson Wilson 4:06
3. "Glow"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 4:00
4. "Scars"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 4:00
5. "Lullaby"   Wilson Wilson 3:33
6. "Pain"   Geffen Geffen 3:49
7. "Summer"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 4:12
8. "Cloudy Now"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 3:34
9. "The Hole in Me"   Geffen Geffen 2:47
10. "Hello"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 3:09
Total length:
36:52

Bonus disc[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Perfect World"   Geffen, Wilson Geffen 3:53
2. "Where Is My Love?"   Geffen Geffen 3:03
3. "Cloudy Now (Live)"   Geffen, Wilson Geffen 3:43
Total length:
10:38

There is also a 2-LP version with "Perfect World" and another, LP-exclusive track, "Feel So Low"; the latter is a cover of a Porcupine Tree song from Lightbulb Sun with the first verse sung in Hebrew.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mikesell, Michael. Blackfield review popmatters.com. 2005-05-05. Retrieved on 2011-02-08.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ PopMatters review