Blackfield II

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Blackfield II
Blackfield II.jpeg
Studio album by
Released13 February 2007
RecordedFebruary - June 2006
Genre
Length42:30
LabelSnapper (Europe)
Atlantic Records/We Put Out Records (US).
ProducerSteven Wilson
Blackfield chronology
Blackfield
(2004)
Blackfield II
(2007)
Welcome to My DNA
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The AquarianA+ [3]
Classic rock(8/10)
DPRP(mostly favourable)[4]
Music Players4/4 stars[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]
Q3/5 stars[7]
Rock Hard8.5/10 stars

Blackfield II is the second studio album by Blackfield. It was recorded in both Tel Aviv and London, and was released on 13 February 2007 in Europe and 6 March 2007 in the US.

We Put Out Records launched a media site relating to the US release of this record.

"End of the World" is a cover of an older song in Hebrew, performed by Geffen and Berry Sakharof. Hebrew versions of "1,000 People" and "Epidemic" were included in Geffen's album from 2006, "Im Hazman". A demo version of "Where Is My Love?" was released on the bonus disc of the limited edition of Blackfield's first album.

"Christenings" was originally written for Porcupine Tree's 2005 album Deadwing but was never released. Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison are both featured on this track.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Aviv Geffen except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Once"Steven WilsonWilson4:00
2."1,000 People"Geffen/WilsonGeffen3:53
3."Miss U"  4:06
4."Christenings"WilsonWilson4:35
5."This Killer"  4:05
6."Epidemic"Geffen/WilsonGeffen4:55
7."My Gift of Silence"WilsonWilson4:01
8."Some Day"  4:18
9."Where Is My Love?"  2:55
10."End of the World"  5:15
Total length:42:30

Reception[edit]

Q: "... an album of mournful, one-paced rock, Geffen's infatuation with Radiohead very evident in the melancholy synth-string washes. Miss U is the standout, although the Genesis-esque End of the World comes close."[7]

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ezell, Brice (15 February 2012). "The 10 Best Progressive Rock Albums of the 2000s". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ Greenberg, Adam (2011). "Blackfield II - Blackfield | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ The Aquarian review[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "DPRP : CD & DVD REVIEWS". dprp.net. 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  5. ^ K., S. (2011). "MusicPlayers.com: Reviews > What We're Listening To: June 2007". musicplayers.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  6. ^ Newton, Elizabeth (2011). "Blackfield: Blackfield II < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b Paul Lester Q, May 2007, Issue 250.