Bloodletting (Concrete Blonde album)

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Bloodletting
Studio album by Concrete Blonde
Released September 19, 1990
Recorded August 1989 – February 1990
at Battery Studios, London [1]
Additional Recording at
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood and
Can-Am Recording, Tarzana [2] and
John Keane Studio, Athens, GA [3]
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock
Length 42:11
(20th anniversary edition 1:09:00)
Label I.R.S. (International Record Syndicate)
Producer Concrete Blonde, Chris Tsangarides
Concrete Blonde chronology
Free
(1989)
Bloodletting
(1990)
Walking in London
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]

Bloodletting is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. It was released on September 19, 1990. It marks a shift for the band towards gothic rock.

Background[edit]

Bloodletting features guest appearances by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Wall of Voodoo's Andy Prieboy.

Release[edit]

"Joey" was the band's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the top 20 of the pop charts.[citation needed]

Re-issue[edit]

On July 13, 2010, Shout! Factory released the 20th anniversary edition of Bloodletting,[5] featuring six bonus tracks: "I Want You", "Little Wing", the French extended version of "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)" and live versions of "Roses Grow", "The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden" and "Tomorrow, Wendy".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Johnette Napolitano, except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bloodletting (the Vampire song)"     6:04
2. "The Sky is a Poisonous Garden"   Napolitano, Bruce Moreland 2:36
3. "Caroline"     5:30
4. "Darkening of the Light"     3:24
5. "I Don't Need a Hero"     4:25
6. "Days and Days"     3:12
7. "The Beast"     3:52
8. "Lullabye"     3:56
9. "Joey"     4:07
10. "Tomorrow, Wendy"   Andy Prieboy 5:05

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