...In Black and White

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In Black and White
Barbara Mandrell-In Black and White.jpg
Studio album by Barbara Mandrell
Released April 30, 1982
Recorded Nashville, TN (January 1982)
Genre Country pop
Label MCA
Producer Tom Collins
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Barbara Mandrell Live
(1981)Barbara Mandrell Live1981
...In Black and White
(1982)
He Set My Life to Music
(1982)He Set My Life to Music1982
Singles from ...In Black and White
  1. "'Till You're Gone"
    Released: April 1982
  2. "Operator, Long Distance Please"
    Released: August 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

...In Black and White is the 12th 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.

Background and content[edit]

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

Release[edit]

...In Black and 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 listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Operator, Long Distance Please" Dennis W. 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" Tommy Brasfield, Walt Aldridge 2:57
5. "Some Things Never Change" Dennis W. Morgan, Kye Fleming 3:43
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black and White" (with Gene Miller) Dennis W. Morgan, Kye Fleming 3:38
2. "Gettin' Over a Man" Clydene Jackson, Morgan Ames 3:19
3. "Dreams Don't Lie" Dennis W. Morgan, Kye Fleming 3:41
4. "Why Am I Still in Love" Gary Harrison, Gene Miller, Kent Robbins 2:43
5. "The Thrill Is Gone" Lew Brown, Ray Henderson 4:24

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 153
Singles
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Black and White > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Adams, Greg. "In Black and White > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "In Black and White by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Barbara Mandrell > Charts and awards (singles)". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Barbara Mandrell charts & awards > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 January 2010.