...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|
|Studio album by|
|Released||April 30, 1982|
|Recorded||Nashville, TN (January 1982)|
|Barbara Mandrell chronology|
|Singles from ...In Black & White|
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."
...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. 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.
|1.||"Operator, Long Distance Please"||Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming||3:36|
|2.||"You're Not Supposed to Be Here"||Kent Robbins||2:51|
|3.||"Rolling Stone"||Don Pfrimmer, Gary Harrison||3:38|
|4.||"'Till You're Gone"||Tom Brasfield, Walt Aldridge||2:57|
|5.||"Some Things Never Change"||Morgan, Fleming||3:43|
|1.||"Black and White" (with Gene Miller)||Morgan, Fleming||3:38|
|2.||"Gettin' Over a Man"||Clydene Jackson, Morgan Ames||3:19|
|3.||"Dreams Don't Lie"||Morgan, Fleming||3:41|
|4.||"Why Am I Still in Love"||Harrison, Gene Miller, Robbins||2:43|
|5.||"The Thrill Is Gone"||Lew Brown, Ray Henderson||4:24|
- Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Capps, Fred Tackett
- Background Vocals: Steve Brantley, Bruce Dees, Marcia Routh, Susan Storm Marie Tomlinson, Barbara Wyrick
- Bass guitar: Mike Leech, Joe Osborn, Neil Stubenhaus, Bob Wray
- Drums: Mike Baird, Buster Phillips
- Duet Vocals: Gene Miller on "Black and White"
- Electric Guitar: Pete Bordonali, Bruce Dees, B.B. King (track 10), Fred Newell, Marty Walsh
- Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
- Lead Vocals: Barbara Mandrell
- Organ: Bobby Ogdin
- Piano: David Briggs, Shane Keister, Bobby Ogdin
- Saxophone: Ron Eades
- Strings: The Nashville String Machine, The Sheldon Kurland Strings
- String Arranger: D. Bergen White
- Synthesizer: Shane Keister
- Vibraphone: Charlie McCoy
|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.|
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- Adams, Greg. "In Black and White > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "In Black and White by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Barbara Mandrell > Charts and awards (singles)". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Barbara Mandrell charts & awards > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Barbara Mandrell Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- "Barbara Mandrell Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
- "Top Country Albums – Year-End 1982". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)