Black Cherry (song)

Black Cherry (song)

Single infobox|right
Name = Black Cherry

Artist = Goldfrapp
from Album = Black Cherry
B-side = "Gone to Earth"
Released = March 1 2004
July 2004 (U.S.)
Format = CD Single, Box Set, Digital download
Recorded = 2002 in Bath, England
Genre = Electronic
Length = 4:56 (Album Version)
3:54 (Single Mix)
Label = Mute
Writer = Allison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory
Producer = Goldfrapp, Gregory
Last single = "Twist"
This single = "Black Cherry"
Next single = "Ooh La La"
(2005)Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternative covers
Type = Studio

Lower caption = Alternate CD single cover
"Black Cherry" is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo's second album "Black Cherry" (2003). The song was released as the album's fourth single in March 2004 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a modest commercial success, reaching the top thirty in the United Kingdom and on the United States Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

Background and reception

Goldfrapp began work on "Black Cherry" in 2002 in a darkened studio in the countryside of Bath, England. [ "New Album "Black Cherry"] . Mute Records. Retrieved December 19 2007.] Alison Goldfrapp contributed the song's lyrics, which she described as "personal stuff", but would not elaborate on the song's meaning.

"Black Cherry" received positive reviews from music critics. In a review for, Wes May described the song as "lush" due to Goldfrapp's "endearingly chirpy vocals". [Wes May. [ "Review of "Black Cherry"] . Retrieved December 19 2007.] reviewer Helen Wright called the track "blissful" because of its "plaintive strings, spaced-out melodies and soaring over everything, the unmistakable voice of Alison Goldfrapp".Helen Wright. [ "Goldfrapp - Black Cherry (Mute)"] . Retrieved December 19 2007.] The CD single featured the B-side "Gone to Earth". The song was described by as a "treat" because of its "slightly piano intro" that "turns into the most ethereal chill out music imaginable".

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Black Cherry".

UK CD single #1
(CDMute320; Released March 1 2004)
# "Black Cherry" (Single mix) - 3:54
# "Gone to Earth" - 3:23

UK CD single #2
(LCDMute320; Released March 1, 2004)
# "Black Cherry" (M83 remix) - 4:05
# "Twist" (Kurtis Mantronik's Twist & Vac mix) - 6:44
# "Black Cherry" music video
# "Twist" music video

Dutch CD single
(Released March 1, 2004)
# "Black Cherry" (Single mix) - 3:54
# "Twist" (Single mix) - 3:34

(9253-2; Released July 2004)
# "Black Cherry" (Single mix) - 3:54
# "Gone to Earth" - 3:23
# "Forever" (Mountaineers remix) - 3:53
# "Black Cherry" (M83 remix) - 4:05
# "Black Cherry" (Lawrence remix) - 6:34
# "Black Cherry" (Live in London) music video
# "Sartorius" (Live at Route du Rock, Saint-Malo) music video
# "Strict Machine" music video
# "Twist" music video

DVD single
(Released March 1, 2004)
# "Black Cherry" (Lawrence remix - audio) - 6:34
# "Strict Machine" music video
# "Utopia" (Live in London) music video
# "Utopia" (Tom Middleton Cosmos Acid dub edit) - 4:20


The following people contributed to "Black Cherry":"Black Cherry" (CD single liner notes). Mute Records. March 2004.]
*Alison Goldfrapp – lead vocals, backing vocals, synthesizer, mixing
*Will Gregory – synthesizer, mixing
*Nick Batt – synthesizer, programming
*Rowan Oliver - drum programming
*Tom Elmhirst - mixing
*John Dent - mastering



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