The Black Sessions

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The Black Sessions
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Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2005 (2005-02-21)
Recorded
  • Discouraged Ones (Disc 1 & 2), Sunlight Studios, July–August 1997
  • Tonight's Decision, (Disc 1 & 2), Sunlight Studios, February–April 1999
  • Teargas EP / Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Tonight's Music (Disc 1 & 2), Sunlight Studios, April–November 2000
  • Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun (Disc 1 & 2), 303 Studios, Stockholm & Studio Kuling, Örebro, October–November 2002
  • Disc 3, Kraków, April 2003
Genre
Length206:25 (3 Hours, 26 Minutes, 25 Seconds)
Label Peaceville
Producer Katatonia on Teargas EP/Last Deal Gone Down/Tonight's Music & Viva Emptiness, Thomas Skogsberg, Jocke Petterson
Katatonia chronology
Brave Yester Days
(2004)
The Black Sessions
(2005)
My Twin
(2006)

The Black Sessions is the second greatest hits compilation album by Swedish metal band Katatonia, released on February 21, 2005 through Peaceville. The compilation includes hit songs, B-sides and rarities recorded on the band's previous studio albums (from Tonight's Decision to Viva Emptiness ). A live DVD for the band performing in Krakow, Poland in April 2003 is also included in the compilation.

Contents

The song "Wait Outside" is recorded during the Viva Emptiness recording session but previously unreleased anywhere. A remixed and remastered version of the song is included on the 10th anniversary edition of Viva Emptiness.

Track listing

Disc one - CD

No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Teargas" Teargas EP / Last Fair Deal Gone Down3:32
2."Right into the Bliss" Tonight's Decision 5:05
3."Criminals" Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun3:47
4."Help Me Disappear" Tonight's Music 5:14
5."Nerve" Saw You Drown / Discouraged Ones 4:30
6."The Future of Speech" Last Fair Deal Gone Down 5:39
7."Ghost of the Sun"Viva Emptiness4:07
8."I Am Nothing"Tonight's Decision4:37
9."Deadhouse" Discouraged Ones 4:35
10."Passing Bird"Last Fair Deal Gone Down3:38
11."Sleeper"Viva Emptiness4:08
12."Sulfur"Teargas6:23
13."No Devotion"Tonight's Decision4:49
14."Chrome"Last Fair Deal Gone Down5:14
15."A Premonition"Viva Emptiness3:34

Disc two - CD

No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Dispossession"Last Fair Deal Gone Down5:37
2."Cold Ways"Discouraged Ones5:23
3."Nightmares by the Sea (Jeff Buckley cover)"Tonight's Decision4:16
4."O How I Enjoy the Light (Will Oldham cover)"Tonight's Music2:44
5."Evidence"Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun4:36
6."March 4"Teargas / Last Fair Deal Gone Down3:53
7."I Break"Discouraged Ones4:22
8."For My Demons"Tonight's Decision 5:43
9."Omerta"Viva Emptiness2:58
10."Tonight's Music"Last Fair Deal Gone Down4:20
11."Stalemate"Discouraged Ones4:19
12."Wait Outside"The Black Sessions / Viva Emptiness (Reissue)3:38
13."Fractured"Tonight's Decision5:52
14."Sweet Nurse"Last Fair Deal Gone Down3:56
15."Black Session"Tonight's Decision7:02

Disc three - DVD

No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Ghost of the Sun"Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun5:28
2."Criminals"Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun3:51
3."Teargas"Teargas EP / Last Fair Deal Gone Down3:17
4."I Break"Discouraged Ones4:14
5."I Am Nothing"Tonight's Decision4:36
6."Sweet Nurse"Last Fair Deal Gone Down4:07
7."Tonight's Music"Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Tonight's Music3:57
8."For My Demons"Tonight's Decision5:06
9."Chrome"Last Fair Deal Gone Down5:04
10."The Future of Speech"Last Fair Deal Gone Down5:16
11."Complicity"Viva Emptiness4:04
12."Burn the Remembrance"Viva Emptiness4:54
13."Evidence"Viva Emptiness / Ghost of the Sun5:08
14."Deadhouse"Discouraged Ones4:41
15."Murder"Brave Murder Day5:11

Personnel

Katatonia

Additional personnel

See also

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