...In Black & White

...In Black & White is the 11th solo studio album by American country artist Barbara Mandrell. The album was released in April 1982 on MCA Records and was produced by Tom Collins. It was Barbara Mandrell's first studio album in two years since the release of Love Is Fair.

In Black & White
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 1982
RecordedNashville, TN (January 1982)
GenreCountry pop
LabelMCA
ProducerTom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Barbara Mandrell Live
(1981)
In Black & White
(1982)
He Set My Life to Music
(1982)
Singles from ...In Black & White
  1. "'Till You're Gone"
    Released: April 12, 1982
  2. "Operator, Long Distance Please"
    Released: August 16, 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Background and contentEdit

...In Black & White was recorded in January 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee, and consisted of 10 tracks of new material. Greg Adams of Allmusic compared the fourth track, "Till You're Gone" to Ronnie Milsap's number-one country single "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)", saying that the track anticipated the "oily nostalgia...with its classic doo wop chord progression." The album mainly contained country pop-influenced ballads such as "Till You're Gone". Adams gave the album three out five stars, calling the album "uneven" in parts. He stated, "The album is marred by synthetic production and uneven material, particularly with regard to the preponderance of generic ballads that aren't rooted in any particular genre of music. Unless you're a completist, enjoy "Till You're Gone" on a greatest-hits collection and skip the rest."[2]

...In Black & White was released on a LP album, with five songs on each side of the record.[3]

ReleaseEdit

...In Black & White spawned two singles during the course of 1982. The lead single "'Till You're Gone" was released in April 1982 and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, while also reaching number 25 on Billboard 's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. "'Till You're Gone" peaked also at number three on the Canadian RPM country chart. The second and final single "Operator, Long Distance Please" was released in August 1982 and reached number 9 on Billboard 's country singles chart and on Canada's RPM Country Tracks chart.[4] The album was issued in 1982 and reached number seven on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #153 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[5]

Track listingEdit

Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Operator, Long Distance Please"Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming3:36
2."You're Not Supposed to Be Here"Kent Robbins2:51
3."Rolling Stone"Don Pfrimmer, Gary Harrison3:38
4."'Till You're Gone"Tom Brasfield, Walt Aldridge2:57
5."Some Things Never Change"Morgan, Fleming3:43
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Black and White" (with Gene Miller)Morgan, Fleming3:38
2."Gettin' Over a Man"Clydene Jackson, Morgan Ames3:19
3."Dreams Don't Lie"Morgan, Fleming3:41
4."Why Am I Still in Love"Harrison, Gene Miller, Robbins2:43
5."The Thrill Is Gone"Lew Brown, Ray Henderson4:24

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Song Chart positions
US Country US AC CAN Country
1982 "'Till You're Gone" 1 25 3
"Operator, Long Distance Please" 9 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In Black and White > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Adams, Greg. "In Black and White > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "In Black and White by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Barbara Mandrell > Charts and awards (singles)". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Barbara Mandrell charts & awards > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Barbara Mandrell Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  7. ^ "Barbara Mandrell Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)