Blacker Than Black

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"Blacker Than Black"
Single by Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
from the album
Hammer and Tongs
Released June 4, 1990
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl,
CD single, Cassette single
Recorded Hansa Studios, Berlin, West Germany
Genre Alternative rock, new wave
Label Parlophone
Radioactive Records (worldwide)
Writer(s) Metcalfe and Kelly
Producer(s) Terry Adams
Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie singles chronology
"Love Child"
"Blacker Than Black"
"Now We Are Married"

"Blacker Than Black" is a 1990 single by Scottish alternative rock group Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. It was their second single release for EMI's Parlophone record label. "Blacker Than Black" was taken from the band's second studio album Hammer and Tongs which was released the following year.

In 1991, after Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie had signed to Gary Kurfirst's Radioactive Records, "Blacker Than Black" was remixed, released as an international single and featured on their debut international album release, also titled Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK 7" single Parlophone R6257
  • UK Cassette single Parlophone TCR 6257
  1. "Blacker Than Black"
  2. "Green, Green Grass of Home"
  • UK 12" single Parlophone 12R 6257
  1. "Blacker Than Black - 12" extended version"
  2. "Green, Green Grass of Home"
  3. "His Master's Voice - 12" remix"
  • UK 12" single Parlophone 12RPD 6257 (Plastic sleeve ltd edition)
  • UK CD single Parlophone CDR 6257
  1. "Blacker Than Black"
  2. "Green, Green Grass of Home"
  3. "His Master's Voice - 12" remix"
  4. "Mad Cow Disease"
  • European 7" single Radioactive Records MCS17794
  1. "Blacker Than Black"
  2. "Bold John Barleycorn"
  • European CD single Radioactive Records MCD 17795
  1. "Blacker Than Black"
  2. "Bold John Barleycorn"
  3. "Candy Says"

Comprehensive charts[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Blacker Than Black" UK Singles (CIN)[1] #61


  1. ^ Record Collector magazine, issue #209, interview with Martin Metcalfe, and Mackenzie discography

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