Turn Blue

Submitted by nonesuch on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:22
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Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. Mojo says the album "underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." Rolling Stone calls it "a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made."

Description

The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, was released May 13, 2014, on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. Mojo says the album "underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." Rolling Stone calls the album "a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made."

Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above

Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
All Songs Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys
Except: Tracks 7, 11 Produced by The Black Keys
Engineered by Kennie Takahashi
Additional Engineering by Geoff Neal at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA; Bill Skibbe at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI; Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN
Recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA from July to August 2013
Additional Recording at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI in January 2013; Easy Eye Sound in February 2014
Mixed by Tchad Blake
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

Artwork and Art Direction by Michael Carney

All songs written by D. Auerbach, P. Carney, B. Burton
All songs published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI), Administered by Wixen Music / Sweet Science (ASCAP) Except: Tracks 7, 11 Written by The Black Keys / Published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI), administered by Wixen Music
Track 5 contains a sample from the song “Sandra” written and performed by Nico Fidenco from the original soundtrack to La Ragazzina. Licensed courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. S.R.L. Una societa' del Gruppo Sugar. US and Canadian publishing rights administered by Sugar Melodi, Inc. (ASCAP). World ex. US and Canada publishing rights administered by Una societa' del Gruppo Sugar. International Copyright Reserved. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Sample cleared by Alien Music.

Nonesuch Selection Number

542300

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
The Black Keys
MusicianDetails

MUSICIANS
The Black Keys are Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney
All Songs Performed by The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach, vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, etc.
Patrick Carney, drums, keyboards, percussion, etc.
Brian Burton, keyboards, piano, etc.

Regina, Ann and Alfreda McCrary, background vocals on tracks 1–3, 9

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597954777
Label
MP3
Price
10.00
UPC
075597955538
Label
LP+MP3
Price
17.00
UPC
075597954760
Label
FLAC
Price
11.00
UPC
075597951059
  • 542300

Track Listing

News & Reviews

  • The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were on CBS Saturday Morning to talk with Anthony Mason about their twenty-year career and perform a Saturday Sessions set of two songs from their new album, Dropout Boogie—"Wild Child" and "It Ain't Over"—and "Gold on the Ceiling," from their album El Camino, which turned ten last year. You can watch the interview and three performances here. The band kicks off its North American Dropout Boogie tour in Las Vegas tonight.

  • The Black Keys kick off their North American tour featuring songs from their new album, Dropout Boogie, in Las Vegas on Saturday. This is the band’s first string of shows since touring in support of their 2019 album “Let’s Rock." Band of Horses support on all dates; Ceramic Animal, Early James, and the Velveteers open at select performances. 

  • About This Album

    The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, was released May 13, 2014, on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach, and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. Mojo says the album "underlines the fact that The Black Keys are the most vital rock band in the world right now." Rolling Stone calls the album "a giant step into the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made."

    Turn Blue was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood during the summer of 2013 with additional recording done at the Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI and Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville in early 2014. Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:

    A: Suffocation
    B: Sadness
    C: Numbness from extreme cold
    D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
    E: All of the above

    Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make a record—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songs breathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

    This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum. Internationally, El Camino is Gold in Belgium, Spain, Italy, and Holland; Platinum in Ireland, France and the UK; and double Platinum in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The record also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album, Brothers.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Black Keys are Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney
    All Songs Performed by The Black Keys

    Dan Auerbach, vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, etc.
    Patrick Carney, drums, keyboards, percussion, etc.
    Brian Burton, keyboards, piano, etc.

    Regina, Ann and Alfreda McCrary, background vocals on tracks 1–3, 9

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    All Songs Produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys
    Except: Tracks 7, 11 Produced by The Black Keys
    Engineered by Kennie Takahashi
    Additional Engineering by Geoff Neal at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA; Bill Skibbe at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI; Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, TN
    Recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA from July to August 2013
    Additional Recording at Key Club in Benton Harbor, MI in January 2013; Easy Eye Sound in February 2014
    Mixed by Tchad Blake
    Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering in Los Angeles, CA

    Artwork and Art Direction by Michael Carney

    All songs written by D. Auerbach, P. Carney, B. Burton
    All songs published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI), Administered by Wixen Music / Sweet Science (ASCAP) Except: Tracks 7, 11 Written by The Black Keys / Published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI), administered by Wixen Music
    Track 5 contains a sample from the song “Sandra” written and performed by Nico Fidenco from the original soundtrack to La Ragazzina. Licensed courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. S.R.L. Una societa' del Gruppo Sugar. US and Canadian publishing rights administered by Sugar Melodi, Inc. (ASCAP). World ex. US and Canada publishing rights administered by Una societa' del Gruppo Sugar. International Copyright Reserved. All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. Sample cleared by Alien Music.