• Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • The Acid

  • Daniel Avery

  • Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon

  • Nonpareils

  • Plastikman

  • Daniel Blumberg

  • Zola Jesus

  • Chris Liebing

  • New Order

  • ShadowParty

    ShadowParty

  • Arca

  • Looper

  • Du Blonde

  • On Dead Waves

  • Lost Under Heaven

  • Goldfrapp

  • Lift To Experience

  • A Certain Ratio

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Cabaret Voltaire 1974-76

  • Erasure —
    A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

  • Liars —
    Brats

  • New Order —
    People On The High Line

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • 2×45 —
    2x45

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Atlas

  • Arca —
    Mutant

  • Yann Tiersen —
    EUSA

  • Liars —
    TFCF

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps

  • New Order —
    Music Complete

  • The Afghan Whigs —
    Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition)

  • Ben Frost —
    The Centre Cannot Hold

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Cold Specks —
    Blank Maps/Winter Solstice

  • Du Blonde —
    Welcome Back To Milk

  • Richard H. Kirk & Sandoz —
    #7489 (collected works 1974 - 1989) & #9294 (collected works 1992 - 1994)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Electric Trim

  • Moby —
    This Wild Darkness

  • Fever Ray —
    IDK About You

  • Daniel Avery —
    Slow Fade

  • Fever Ray —
    Wanna Sip

  • Moby —
    Like A Motherless Child

  • Fever Ray —
    To The Moon And Back

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

The Afghan Whigs

BLACK LOVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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DOUBLE CD AND TRIPLE VINYL

ON 25 NOVEMBER 2016

The band’s classic album has been remastered and expanded with nine previously unreleased demos, outtakes and studio jam sessions.

LOS ANGELES – In 1996, The Afghan Whigs were fresh off the worldwide success of Gentlemen. They had toured the world, graced magazine covers, television performances, major festivals, the works. However, their follow up album would not be Gentlemen II. It would be a pivot and a full public display of the growth and maturity of Greg Dulli’s songwriting.

Black Love turns 20 this year, and Mute are celebrating with a special edition, out on 25 November 2016.

BLACK LOVE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will be released as a double-CD and a triple-vinyl. Both formats include a newly remastered version of the original 11-track album, plus nine previously unreleased recordings, including demos, outtakes and studio jams.

Released in the spring of 1996, Black Love was the Afghan Whigs’ fifth studio album overall. The music was inspired by lead singer Greg Dulli’s idea to make a film noir movie. Although the film was never made, it did help inform the album’s dark tone and fuel songs like the singles ‘Honky’s Ladder’ and ‘Going To Town’. The album opener, ‘Crime Scene Part One’ was inspired by the screenplay for The Million Dollar Hotel, while ‘Blame, Etc.’ reflected on the troubled life of Temptations singer David Ruffin.

Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition) includes nine previously unreleased recordings. Among the standouts are acoustic versions of ‘Going To Town’ called: ‘Go To Town’ and ‘Crime Scene Part Two’. Also included is a demo for fan favourite ‘Faded’, which closed the original album, as well as a solo piano cover of the New Order classic ‘Regret’. The unreleased material also highlights the band’s creative process with ‘Mick Taylor Jam’ and ‘Wynton Kelly Jam’.

Billboard Magazine’s 1996 review of Black Love stated: “A romantic with a capital R, Afghan Whigs’ auteur Greg Dulli strives for high drama above all. With ’94’s Gentlemen, he and the Whigs produced an essay on the masochism of masculinity that explored characters and emotions with uncommon depth while still rocking intensely. Black Love is even more of an epic, with Dulli painting a gripping urban tableaux of temptation and trouble. Like the Stones on “Sticky Fingers,” the Whigs fuel their ambitions with the fire of great black music, fashioning rock’n’roll of symphonic sweep and elemental passion. An indelible work from a great band.”

Fans can look forward to new music from The Afghan Whigs in 2017. The band is currently in the studio finishing their eighth studio album, and the group’s first since 2014’s Top 40 album Do To The Beast. The forthcoming album will be released by Sub Pop Records.

 

BLACK LOVE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Original Album Remastered

  1. Crime Scene Part One
  2. My Enemy
  3. Double Day
  4. Blame, Etc.
  5. Step Into The Light
  6. Going To Town
  7. Honky’s Ladder
  8. Night By Candlelight
  9. Bulletproof
  10. Summer’s Kiss
  11. Faded

Demos and Jams*

  1. Go To Town – Acoustic Version/Mix
  2. Leaving Town – Mix 1.0
  3. Faded – Demo
  4. Regret
  5. Crime Scene Part II – Mix 1.1 with Scratch Vocals
  6. Mick Taylor Jam
  7. Wynton Kelly Jam
  8. I Often Think Of You
  9. Staring Across The Water

* previously unreleased

Pre-order Black Love 20th Anniversary Edition here:

2CD

Mute Bank 2CD edition

Triple Vinyl

Mute Bank triple vinyl edition

Digital

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