Hangover Music Vol. VI

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Hangover Music Vol. VI
Black Label Hangover Music VI.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2004
RecordedParamount Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreHard rock, acoustic rock[1]
Length66:45
LabelSpitfire
ProducerZakk Wylde
Black Label Society chronology
Boozed, Broozed, and Broken-Boned
(2003)
Hangover Music Vol. VI
(2004)
Mafia
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Metal.de8/10[2]
Rock Hard8/10[3]

Hangover Music Vol. VI is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Black Label Society, released April 20, 2004. This album is a much more mellow affair than any other Black Label Society album, and some fans have recognized it as a nod back to Zakk Wylde's solo effort, Book of Shadows, from 1996.[1] The album contains a piano version of Procol Harum's 1967 No. 1 song "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and a song entitled "Layne", which is written in memory of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains.

The song "No Other" is a leftover track from The Blessed Hellride sessions, which explains why Zakk Wylde played bass on this song, whereas other bassists played on the rest of the album. The song was also recorded, mixed, and mastered by the same team that was responsible for the production on The Blessed Hellride.

This was the last album that Black Label Society recorded for Spitfire Records; it was recorded as a contract fulfilling obligation, and therefore received very little promotion from the label. None of the songs from this album were performed live by the band until 2009 when "Damage Is Done" was performed.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Zakk Wylde, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Crazy or High"3:34
2."Queen of Sorrow"4:15
3."Steppin' Stone"4:54
4."Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"3:43
5."Takillya (Estyabon)"0:39
6."Won't Find It Here"6:26
7."She Deserves a Free Ride (Val's Song)"4:19
8."House of Doom"3:46
9."Damage Is Done"5:20
10."Layne"5:15
11."Woman Don't Cry"5:39
12."No Other"4:59
13."A Whiter Shade of Pale" (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher)5:08
14."Once More"4:10
15."Fear"4:38
Total length:66:45

Personnel[edit]

Black Label Society

Production

  • Produced by Zakk Wylde
  • Associate producer and engineer – Barry Conley
  • Mixed by Barry Conley and Zakk Wylde
  • Mastered by Bill Dooley
  • "No Other" associated produced by Eddie Mapp, mixed by Eddie Mapp and Zakk Wylde, assistant engineered by Steve Crowder, and mastered by Steve Marcussen
  • Artwork concept – Zakk Wylde
  • Artwork assistance – Rob "RA" Arvizn
  • Photography – Neil Zlozower
  • Management – Bob Ringe (Survival Management)

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Hangover Music Vol. VI
Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Loftus, Johnny. Hangover Music Vol. VI at AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  2. ^ David (May 24, 2004). "Black Label Society - Hangover Music Vol. VI". Metal.de. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  3. ^ Kupfer, Thomas. "Hangover Music review by Rock Hard". Rock Hard (in German).
  4. ^ "Black Label Society Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2021.