Black Love

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Black Love
Black Love (Afghan Whigs album).jpg
Studio album by The Afghan Whigs
Released March 12, 1996
Recorded August–September 1995
Studio Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:56
Label Elektra
Producer Greg Dulli
The Afghan Whigs chronology
Gentlemen
(1993)Gentlemen1993
Black Love
(1996)
1965
(1998)19651998
Singles from Black Love
  1. "Honky's Ladder"
    Released: February 20, 1996
  2. "Going to Town"
    Released: July 22, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) link

Black Love is the fifth album by the band The Afghan Whigs, released in March 1996. It was released by Elektra Records/Sub Pop in the US and by Mute in Europe, and was produced by Greg Dulli. Black Love was preceded by the single "Honky's Ladder" and followed by the single "Going to Town" (also released as the Bonnie & Clyde EP in the US).

Prior to this album's release, lead singer Greg Dulli seriously explored producing a movie in the film noir genre, but despite his optioning at least one book, the movie was never made. Dulli's ideas for a soundtrack led to the songs recorded on this album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Greg Dulli except: "Double Day" composed by Greg Dulli and Rick McCollum.

  1. "Crime Scene Part One" – 5:59
  2. "My Enemy" – 3:10
  3. "Double Day" – 4:40
  4. "Blame, Etc." – 4:11
  5. "Step into the Light" – 3:40
  6. "Going to Town" – 3:16
  7. "Honky's Ladder" – 4:15
  8. "Night by Candlelight" – 3:40
  9. "Bulletproof" – 6:37
  10. "Summer's Kiss" – 3:55
  11. "Faded" – 8:25

Personnel[edit]

Band

  • Greg Dulli - lead vocals & guitars (1-11), drums (5), machine (6), percussion (7,8), timpani (8), sleigh bells (11)
  • Rick McCollum - guitars (1-4, 6-11), pedal steel (5), hammered dulcimer (8)
  • John Curley - bass (1-7, 9-11), Arp (1,4), guitar (3), vocals (4)
  • Paul Buchignani - drums (1-4, 6,7, 9-11), percussion (4,7,9), congas (4)

Additional Musicians

  • Harold Chichester - organ (1,4,9,11), clavinet (4,6), Fender Rhodes (5), piano (9,11), vocals (11)
  • Doug Falsetti - percussion (1), vocals (3,4,7,9,11)
  • Shawn Smith - vocals (6,8)
  • Jeffrey Reed - effects (1)
  • Barbara Hunter - cellos (4,6,8,11)
  • Jeff Powell - vocals (4,9)

Production

  • Greg Dulli - production; mixing
  • Jeff Powell - engineering; mixing
  • John Curley - assistant engineering; location recording
  • Jeffrey Reed, Ryan Hadlock, Aaron Warner, Joe Hadlock, Don Fawcett, Erik Flettrich, Dubby - assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering

Design

  • Jeff Kleinsmith - art direction
  • Danny Clinch - photography

External links[edit]