Blackfield (album)

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Blackfield
BlackfieldI.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 2004
Recorded2001–2003
GenreArt rock[1]
Length37:57
LabelHelicon, Snapper Music, Kscope
ProducerSteven Wilson and Aviv Geffen
Blackfield chronology
Blackfield
(2004)
Blackfield II
(2007)
Singles from Blackfield
  1. "Hello"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Pain"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Blackfield"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Cloudy Now"
    Released: May 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters7/10 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 reused with newly sung vocals.

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Open Mind"Steven WilsonAviv Geffen3:51
2."Blackfield"WilsonWilson4:06
3."Glow"Geffen/WilsonGeffen4:00
4."Scars"Geffen/WilsonGeffen4:00
5."Lullaby"WilsonWilson3:33
6."Pain"GeffenGeffen3:49
7."Summer"Geffen/WilsonGeffen4:12
8."Cloudy Now"Geffen/WilsonGeffen3:34
9."The Hole in Me"GeffenGeffen2:47
10."Hello"Geffen/WilsonGeffen3:09
Total length:36:52

Bonus disc[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Perfect World"Geffen, WilsonGeffen3:53
2."Where Is My Love?"GeffenGeffen3:03
3."Cloudy Now (Live)"Geffen, WilsonGeffen3:43
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.

Steven Wilson's SoundCloud page features an extended version of the title-track as a streamable and downloadable WAV file. This version has an extra minute and a half at the end, where the outro groove turns into acoustic guitar strumming and a new vocal line before the song fades out.

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