Bloodletting (Concrete Blonde album)

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Bloodletting
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting - Front.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1990
RecordedAugust 1989 – February 1990
at Battery Studios, London [1]
Additional Recording at
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood and
Can-Am Recording, Tarzana [2] and
John Keane Studio, Athens, GA [3]
GenreAlternative rock, gothic rock
Length42:11
1:09:00 (20th anniversary edition)
LabelI.R.S. Records, EMI,
Shout! Factory (20th anniversary edition)
ProducerConcrete Blonde, Chris Tsangarides
Concrete Blonde chronology
Free
(1989)
Bloodletting
(1990)
Walking in London
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]

Bloodletting is the third studio album by American alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. It was released on May 15, 1990. It marks a shift for the band towards gothic rock.

Background[edit]

Bloodletting features guest appearances by R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Wall of Voodoo's Andy Prieboy.

Release[edit]

"Joey" was the band's biggest hit, reaching number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the top 20 of the pop charts.[citation needed]

Re-issue[edit]

On July 13, 2010, Shout! Factory released the 20th anniversary edition of Bloodletting,[5] featuring six bonus tracks: "I Want You", "Little Wing", the French extended version of "Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)" and live versions of "Roses Grow", "The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden" and "Tomorrow, Wendy".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Johnette Napolitano, except as noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bloodletting (the Vampire song)" 6:04
2."The Sky is a Poisonous Garden"Napolitano, Bruce Moreland2:36
3."Caroline" 5:30
4."Darkening of the Light" 3:24
5."I Don't Need a Hero" 4:25
6."Days and Days" 3:12
7."The Beast" 3:52
8."Lullabye" 3:56
9."Joey" 4:07
10."Tomorrow, Wendy"Andy Prieboy5:05

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs - Battery Studios, London - profile and discography
  2. ^ Discogs - Can-Am Recorders - profile and discography
  3. ^ Discogs - John Keane Studios - profile and discography
  4. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Bloodletting – Concrete Blonde : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  5. ^ Discogs - Bloodletting (20th anniversary edition) - CD 2010-07-13th, Shout! Factory (826663-12086) US
  6. ^ allMusic - Bloodletting (20th anniversary edition) - CD 2010-07-13th, Shout! Factory (12086) US
  7. ^ Discogs - Joey - vinyl-7" German cover 1990, I.R.S. Records (006-24 1064 7) Europe
  8. ^ Discogs - Caroline - maxi-single CD 1990, I.R.S. Records (X25G-13811) US
  9. ^ Discogs - Bloodletting (the Vampire song) - maxi-single CD 1991, I.R.S. Records (1C (560) 2045972) Europe
  10. ^ Discogs - Caroline - maxi-single CD 1990, I.R.S. Records (IRS 2041312) Europe
  11. ^ Discogs - Caroline - maxi-single CD 1990, I.R.S. Records (X25G-13811) US
  12. ^ allMusic - Caroline - maxi-single CD 1990, Capitol (13811) US
  13. ^ Discogs - Hugh Brown - profile and discography
  14. ^ Discogs - John Keane - profile
  15. ^ Discogs - Ron Scarselli - profile and discography (layout artist, graphic designer, and painter)

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