Black Love (album)

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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 at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN
Genre Indie rock
Length 51:56
Label United States Elektra (CD)
Sub Pop (vinyl)
United Kingdom Mute
Producer Greg Dulli
The Afghan Whigs chronology
Honky's Ladder EP
(1996)
Black Love
(1996)
Bonnie & Clyde EP
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Black Love is the fifth album by the band The Afghan Whigs, released on 1996. It was released on the Elektra label and was produced by Greg Dulli.

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, in the end the movie was never made, and Dulli's ideas for a sound track 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

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