Blackfield II

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Blackfield II
Blackfield II.jpeg
Studio album by Blackfield
Released 13 February 2007
Recorded February - June 2006
Genre
Length 42:30
Label Snapper (Europe)
Atlantic Records/We Put Out Records (US).
Producer Steven Wilson
Blackfield chronology
Blackfield
(2004)
Blackfield II
(2007)
Welcome to My DNA
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Aquarian A+ [3]
Classic rock (8/10)
DPRP (mostly favourable)[4]
Music Players 4/4 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Q 3/5 stars[7]
Rock Hard 8.5/10 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]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Once"   Steven Wilson Steven Wilson 4:00
2. "1,000 People"   Aviv Geffen/Wilson Aviv Geffen 3:53
3. "Miss U"   Geffen Geffen 4:06
4. "Christenings"   Wilson Wilson 4:35
5. "This Killer"   Geffen Geffen 4:05
6. "Epidemic"   Geffen/Wilson Geffen 4:55
7. "My Gift of Silence"   Wilson Wilson 4:01
8. "Some Day"   Geffen Geffen 4:18
9. "Where Is My Love?"   Geffen Geffen 2:55
10. "End of the World"   Geffen Geffen 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.