The Black EP

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The Black EP
EP by Interpol
Released August 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 29:01
Label EMI
Producer Interpol
Interpol chronology
Turn on the Bright Lights
(2002)
The Black EP
(2003)
Antics
(2004)

The Black EP is an EP from New York City based post-punk revival band Interpol. It is a collection of live recordings from the "Black Sessions" that were recorded on French radio station Radio France. One complaint often heard about the album is that it cannot be heard unless at very high volumes. It has been critically acclaimed as one of the best live albums in the past decade by Nic Harcourt[citation needed]. The full-length session clocks in at 45 minutes with 26 minutes of material missing, although available in bootleg form.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (3.5/10) [2]
Sputnikmusic (3/5) [3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Say Hello to the Angels" – 4:27
  2. "NYC" [Demo Version] – 4:28
  3. "Obstacle 1" [Black Session] – 4:18
  4. "Specialist" [Black Session] – 6:33
  5. "Leif Erikson" [Black Session] – 3:55
  6. "PDA" [Black Session] – 5:19

Full-length Black Session (bootleg)[edit]

  • "Untitled" [Black Session] – 3:42
  • "Obstacle 1" [Black Session] – 4:35
  • "Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down" [Black Session] – 6:13
  • "Roland" [Black Session] – 3:54
  • "Specialist" [Black Session] – 6:26
  • "Hands Away" [Black Session] – 3:18
  • "NYC" [Black Session] – 4:02
  • "PDA" [Black Session] – 5:19
  • "Song Seven" [Black Session] – 4:58
  • "Obstacle 2" [Black Session] – 3:32

It is considered the full-length version although it is missing "Leif Erikson".

Personnel[edit]

Releases

Year Type Label Catalog #
2003 CD EMI 592157
2003 CD EMI 7243592157

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic link
  2. ^ Idov, Michael (2003-08-17). "Interpol: The Black EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ Downer, Adam (2006-09-16). "Review: Interpol - The Black EP". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-05-20.