The Accused

Essay No. 5 in the series The Music of Black (Colin Vearncombe) by Andrew Keeling To download a PDF version click here. ContentsPreludeBackground– World Events (1994-99)– Political Correctness– Music from 1994-99The Accused – The Album– Background and Song Listing– Personnel and Credits– Creative Process– Character– Harmony– Tempi– InstrumentationThe Songs– Sleeper– Number One– Yves Klein Blue– The…

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Essay No. 4 in the series The Music of Black (Colin Vearncombe) by Andrew Keeling To download a PDF version click here. ContentsExpositionBackground– World Events– Music in 1993Are We Having Fun Yet?  – the album– Style and Instrumentation– Songs and Personnel– Harmony– TempiThe Songs– Don’t Take The Silence Too Hard– Swingtime– Wishing You Were Here–…

Black

Essay No. 3 in the series The Music of Black (Colin Vearncombe) by Andrew Keeling To download a PDF version click here. ContentsBackground 1– World Events, 1991– The Music Collective, 1991Black – the album– Background 2– Personnel– Stylistic Concerns, Key Structure and Tempi– Character– Song Types– The SongsConclusion Colin Vearncombe’s eponymous third album, simply called Black…

Comedy

Essay No. 2 in the series The Music of Black (Colin Vearncombe) by Andrew Keeling To download a PDF version click here. ContentsBackgroundComedy – the album– Exposition– Place and Dance– Personnel– Lyrics and Harmony– Tempo– Music types and Instrumentation– Dynamic Range– Production– Individual SongsConclusion Background 1988 saw the release of Black’s second album, Comedy (A&M…

Wonderful Life and before

Essay No. 1 in the series The Music of Black (Colin Vearncombe) by Andrew Keeling To download a PDF version click here. ContentsForewordBackgroundWider backgroundThe Early Music– Human Features– More Than The SunWonderful Life – 1Wonderful Life – 2– Wonderful Life– Everything’s Coming Up Roses– Paradise– Sweetest Smile– It’s Not You, Lady Jane– Hardly Star-Crossed LoversCoda Foreword…