Black Gives Way to Blue

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Black Gives Way to Blue
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009
RecordedOctober 23, 2008 – March 18, 2009
StudioStudio 606 in Northridge, California
Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles
ProducerNick Raskulinecz, Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains chronology
The Essential Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Singles from Black Gives Way to Blue
  1. "A Looking in View"
    Released: June 30, 2009
  2. "Check My Brain"
    Released: August 14, 2009
  3. "Your Decision"
    Released: November 16, 2009
  4. "Lesson Learned"
    Released: June 22, 2010[2]

Black Gives Way to Blue is the fourth studio album by American rock band, Alice in Chains. Black Gives Way to Blue was released on September 25, 2009. The album featured the singles "A Looking in View", "Check My Brain", "Your Decision" and "Lesson Learned". It has sold a million copies around the world.

Black Gives Way to Blue was the first Alice in Chains album to feature new vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, who took over after the death of former lead singer Layne Staley. The album was also the first studio album made by Alice in Chains since their self-titled album was released in 1995. It is the band's first album to be released on Virgin Records.

The album got mainly good reviews. It was voted number 2 in Kerrang!'s top twenty albums of 2009.

Music videos were released for "A Looking in View", "Check My Brain", "Your Decision", "Acid Bubble" which is available as an interactive video on, "Last of My Kind" and "Lesson Learned".

The song "Check My Brain" was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Their song "A Looking in View" was also nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Songs[change | change source]

No. Title Length
1. "All Secrets Known"    
2. "Check My Brain"    
3. "Last of My Kind"    
4. "Your Decision"    
5. "A Looking in View"    
6. "When the Sun Rose Again"    
7. "Acid Bubble"    
8. "Lesson Learned"    
9. "Take Her Out"    
10. "Private Hell"    
11. "Black Gives Way to Blue"    

References[change | change source]

  1. Kabir, Naushad (October 8, 2009). "Test Spin: Alice in Chains". The Cornell Daily Sun. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014.
  2. "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations, Independent Artist Song Releases". Retrieved January 16, 2012.

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