The Chair in the Doorway

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The Chair in the Doorway
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Studio album by Living Colour
Released September 15, 2009
Label Megaforce
Living Colour chronology
What's Your Favorite Color?: Remixes, B-Sides and Rarities
The Chair in the Doorway
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Associated Press (favorable)[2]
MetalSucks 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 starsLink
Washington Post (favorable)[5]

The Chair in the Doorway is the fifth studio album by Living Colour, which was released on September 15, 2009.[6] It is their first studio album since the release of Collideøscope in 2003, and their first release on Megaforce Records. The album met generally positive reviews and sold about 2,800 copies in its first week landing at No. 161 on the Billboard 200. This is their first album to chart since Stain in 1993.

"Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer)," which was co-written by Annie Bandez and Doug Wimbish, was originally recorded and released on Little Annie's 1992 album Short and Sweet. Mark Stewart included a version of the song "Method" on his 2012 album The Politics of Envy.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Living Colour, along with those noted below.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burned Bridges"   3:37
2. "The Chair" Count 2:09
3. "Decadance" Milan Cimfe, Mark Stewart 3:20
4. "Young Man" Mark Stewart 2:53
5. "Method" Milan Cimfe, Mark Stewart 4:20
6. "Behind the Sun" Count 3:40
7. "Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer)" Doug Wimbish, Annie Bandez 5:04
8. "Hard Times"   2:48
9. "That's What You Taught Me"   3:45
10. "Out of My Mind" Mark Stewart 3:42
11. "Not Tomorrow"   3:01
12. "(4 minutes, 33 seconds of silence)" (Hidden track)    
13. "Asshole" (Hidden track)   2:51


Living Colour
  • Corey Glover – lead and background vocals
  • Vernon Reid – electric, electronic and acoustic guitars; laptop, sound design and background vocals on "That's What You Taught Me"
  • Doug Wimbish – bass and ambience; guitar, beats vocals
  • Will Calhoun – drums, percussion; wave drum, toy piano, keyboard, background vocals on "Not Tomorrow"
Additional musicians
  • Becca de Beauport – keyboards on "That's What You Taught Me" and vocals on "Not Tomorrow"