Unblackened

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Not quite an "unplugged" album, Unblackened finds guitar hero Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society scaling back the fury and showing their plaintive side with a live album of reworked tracks. Although they aren't completely stripped of their heaviness, with plenty of searing solos and squealing harmonics punctuating the songs, the set list featured here has had the intensity dialed down from blistering hard rock to hard-ish rock. While it seems like it would be easy for a lot of these tracks to dip into "power ballad" territory, these mellower arrangement reveal the bluesy underbelly at the heart of the Wylde's songwriting. Rather than revealing that Black Label Society ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
Not quite an "unplugged" album, Unblackened finds guitar hero Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society scaling back the fury and showing their plaintive side with a live album of reworked tracks. Although they aren't completely stripped of their heaviness, with plenty of searing solos and squealing harmonics punctuating the songs, the set list featured here has had the intensity dialed down from blistering hard rock to hard-ish rock. While it seems like it would be easy for a lot of these tracks to dip into "power ballad" territory, these mellower arrangement reveal the bluesy underbelly at the heart of the Wylde's songwriting. Rather than revealing that Black Label Society has a softer side, Unblackened does one better and shows that the band's music has a much wider range of emotions than the casual observer might have thought possible. On top of the live performance, the two-disc set also features some studio cuts, including covers of Leon Russell's "A Song for You" and Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine," which feature string accompaniments that provide an element of elegance to balance Wylde's gravely crooning. Though it's a less than ideal introduction to the band for newcomers to dip their toes into, Unblackened is an album that will provide longtime fans a whole new way of approaching these songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923249924
  • Catalog Number: 2499
  • Sales rank: 11,448

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Losin' Your Mind (5:47)
  2. 2 The Blessed Hellride (4:22)
  3. 3 Sold My Soul (7:35)
  4. 4 Road Back Home (6:09)
  5. 5 Spoke In the Wheel (5:16)
  6. 6 House of Doom (4:21)
  7. 7 Queen of Sorrow (3:47)
  8. 8 Machine Gun Man (4:51)
  9. 9 Sweet Jesus (4:38)
  10. 10 In This River (6:40)
  11. 11 Throwin' It All Away (11:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Takillya (Estyabon) (1:38)
  2. 2 Won't Find It Here (8:47)
  3. 3 Rust (5:26)
  4. 4 Speedball (1:04)
  5. 5 I Thank You Child (5:01)
  6. 6 Stillborn (8:24)
  7. 7 Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone (3:31)
  8. 8 Lovin' Woman (5:04)
  9. 9 Queen of Sorrow (4:14)
  10. 10 Song For You (5:07)
  11. 11 Won't Find It Here (6:55)
  12. 12 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Black Label Society Primary Artist
Zakk Wylde Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Derek Sherinian Piano, Keyboards
Chad Szeliga Drums
John "JD" DeServio Bass, Vocals
Gregg Locascio Vocals
Nick Catanese Guitar
Technical Credits
Leon Russell Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Zakk Wylde Composer, Producer, Concept
Bob Ringe Management
Blasko Marketing
Barbaranne Wylde Management
Peter A. Barker Mastering
John Irwin Layout
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