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Performer: John Legend
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Darkness And Light
Country: US
Released: 2016
Style: Contemporary R&B
FLAC version ZIP size: 1619 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1808 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1104 mb
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Darkness and Light is the fifth studio album by American singer, songwriter, and pianist John Legend. It was released on December 2, 2016, by Columbia Records, as well as his album to be released with GOOD Music, following the end of his five-album contract with the label. Legend recorded the album at East West Studio 2 in Los Angeles. It was produced almost entirely by Blake Mills, who also played various instruments and co-wrote most of the songs

Darkness and Light is the fifth studio album by American singer, songwriter, and pianist John Legend. It was released on December 2, 2016, by Columbia Records. 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device. Required for streaming and downloading.

John Legend’s sixth studio album opens with a burst of impassioned singing that sounds remarkably like a statement of intent. They say sing what you know, but I’ve sung what they want, he offers on a track called I Know Better, over a sparse piano backdrop. Some folks do what they’re told, but this time, baby, I won’t

John Legend has recently delighted fans with singles like I Know Better, and now the R&B icon comes through with the rest of his awaited Darkness And Light album. The 12-track project includes contributions from Chance The Rapper, Miguel, Brittany Howard, and more. Chance The Rapper) 03. John Legend – Darkness And Light (Feat. Brittany Howard) 04. John Legend – Overload (Feat

Darkness and Light isn’t the political feat Mills and Legend had hoped for, but it’s a step forward in the singer’s evolution. He may never be a firebrand, but Legend proves there’s still strength in humility.

John Legend duets with the Alabama Shakes' lead singer Brittany Howard on this slow-burning soul rocker. The song finds the duo recalling a night of passion. The track's producer Blake Mills, also produced Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color album. Though the song title does not appear in the lyrics, Legend chose to name the album after this tune. He explained at the Darkness and Light listening party: "Some artists come up with the title before the album. For me, I write the songs first and discover where I'm going

Unlike John Legend's first four proper studio albums, this one, his fifth, was produced almost entirely by one person. Floored by Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color, Legend - coming off his first number one pop hit and an Academy Award - recruited Blake Mills, that album's chief collaborator. Mills, who also plays several instruments and co-writes almost every song, responds in kind here with a similarly vivid touch. Even at its most processed, the album sounds handwrought, a fully evolved synthesis of gospel, folk, rhythm & blues, and adult pop.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Know Better
2 Penthouse Floor
Featuring – Chance The Rapper
3 Darkness And Light
Featuring – Brittany Howard
4 Overload
Featuring – Miguel
5 Love Me Now
6 What You Do To Me
7 Surefire
8 Right By You (For Luna)
9 Temporarily Painless
10 How Can I Blame You
11 Same Old Story
12 Marching Into The Dark
Extra Tracks
13 Drawing Lines
Backing Vocals – Moses SumneyProducer – Blake MillsVocals – John LegendWritten-By – Blake Mills, John Stephens , Will Oldham
14 What You Do To Me (Piano Demo)
Producer – John LegendRecorded By – Jason AgelRecorded By [Assistant] – Morgan StrattonVocals, Piano – John LegendWritten-By – John Stephens , Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter
15 Love You Anyway
Backing Vocals – Jessy WilsonBass, Synth, Guitar – Blake MillsDrums – Chris "Daddy" Dave*Keyboards – Zac RaeProducer – Blake MillsStrings – Rob MooseVocals – John LegendWritten-By – Blake Mills, John Stephens , Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Matt Sweeney, Tyler Johnson

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – John Legend Music, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Columbia Records
  • Copyright (c) – John Legend Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Columbia Records
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC Australia – A0101086777-0101
  • Recorded At – Eastwest Studios
  • Mixed At – Eastwest Studios
  • Mixed At – United Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Subtle McNugget
  • Mastered At – Gateway Mastering

Credits

  • A&R – Mark Williams
  • A&R [A&R Operations] – Joe Grasso, Meaghan Lyons, RJ Homola
  • A&R [Administration] – Ashley Johnson
  • Art Direction [For Sony], Design [For Sony] – Christopher Feldmann*
  • Creative Director [For Friends At Work] – Rob English
  • Design [Graphic Design, For Friends At Work] – Buddy Bojorquez
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew Masters, Brendan Dekora, David Davis , Joseph Lorge, Tyler Shields
  • Executive-Producer – Blake Mills, John Legend
  • Management [For Friends At Work] – Naima Cochrane, Ty Stiklorius
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By – Shawn Everett
  • Photography By – Eliot Lee Hazel
  • Producer – Blake Mills
  • Promotion [Digital Marketing, For Columbia Records] – Chelsey Wilkins, Kathy Baker , Russell Baltera
  • Promotion [Digital Marketing, For Friends At Work] – Jeremy Gruber
  • Promotion [Marketing] – April Pope, Doneen Lombardi
  • Promotion [Publicity, For 42West] – Amanda Silverman, Dvora Englefield*
  • Promotion [Publicity, For Columbia Records] – Mike Navarra
  • Recorded By – Shawn Everett

Notes

℗ & © 2016 John Legend Music, Inc. and Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment / Distributed in Australia by Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd. (On CD label and back cover)

Housed in a gatefold digisleeve, with 2 hype stickers on front, including a 18-page foldout inlay (Lyrics, songwriters & publishers, photo, credits)

Recorded at East West Sudio 2 (Los Angeles, CA)
Mixed at East West Sudio 2 (Los Angeles, CA), United Recording Studios (Hollywood, CA), and Subtle McNugget (Los Angeles, CA)
Mastered at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 889854 016524
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sony DADC Australia] A0101086777-0101 01 ¤ ¤¤ ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L681
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6548

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
88985 37953 2 John Legend Darkness And Light ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 88985 37953 2 US 2016
88985 37953 2 John Legend Darkness And Light ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 88985 37953 2 Canada 2016
88985 37954 1 John Legend Darkness And Light ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Har) Columbia 88985 37954 1 US 2016
88985 37953 2 John Legend Darkness And Light ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 88985 37953 2 Europe 2016
88985 37954 1 John Legend Darkness And Light ‎(2xLP, Album) Columbia 88985 37954 1 Europe 2016