Tonight's Decision

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Tonight's Decision
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Studio album by
Released31 August 1999 (1999-08-31)
RecordedFebruary–April 1999
Genre Dark rock, alternative rock [1]
Length56:14
Label Peaceville
Producer Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Discouraged Ones
(1998)
Tonight's Decision
(1999)
Teargas
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Tonight's Decision is the fourth full-length album by Katatonia, released in 1999 by Peaceville Records. The album was reissued in 2003 with two bonus tracks.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks are written by Nyström and Renkse except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."For My Demons"5:47
2."I Am Nothing"4:37
3."In Death, a Song"4:51
4."Had to (Leave)"6:03
5."This Punishment"2:46
6."Right Into the Bliss"5:04
7."No Good Can Come of This"4:24
8."Strained"4:15
9."A Darkness Coming"5:01
10."Nightmares by the Sea" (Jeff Buckley)4:15
11."Black Session"7:00/9:15
12."No Devotion" (2003 reissue bonus track)4:48
13."Fractured" (2003 reissue bonus track)5:52
Total length:66:54

The standard edition and 2003 reissue each end with a different song, but on every version the final track ends with 25 to 30 seconds of silence and a hidden track, hence there are actually two official versions of "Black Session".

Personnel

Katatonia

Additional personnel

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  1. York, William. Last Fair Deal Gone Down review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2009-12-10.
  2. Allmusic review