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Ipod Shuffle - Black And White Town

Black And White Town - "Doves" - Play this track here.


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'Some Cities' is Doves 3rd album and is the closest you will find to a Manchester concept album (see also Barry Adamsons Moss Side Story...). This single "Black and White Town" peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart.


The brothers Williams had spend a couple of decades in the music business, playing in bands and mixing with the Haçienda crowd. After meeting at The Haçienda in 1989, the Williams brothers and Jimi Goodwin formed Sub Sub, releasing their first single "Space Face" in 1991, and then in 1993 they released "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)," which reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart.


On the Williams twins' birthday in February 1996, the band's Ancoats studio caught fire and burned down, leading the band members to abandon their previous dance-oriented style and start afresh as alternative rock band Doves in 1998.


The band released three EPs in 1998 and 1999 on Casino Records, a subsidiary of Rob Gretton's Rob's Records. debut album Lost Souls in April 2000 was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, which they lost to fellow Mancunian and former collaborator 'Badly Drawn Boy'.


I have seen Doves a few times and I would recommend a look at the 'The Places Between: The Best of Doves' as a starting point if you like what you have heard here.




Manchester is a city of nudging half a million people in the northwest of England. Its textile heritage still leads to textiles in some places, such as Oz as 'Manchester'. It gained the title of 'the world's first industrialised city'.


As the result of an early-19th century factory building boom, Manchester was transformed from a township into a major mill town, borough and was later granted honorific city status in 1853. It is the third-most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign visitors and the most visited in England outside London.


Manchester was the host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and among its other sporting connections are its two Premier League football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City (who now play in the Eastlads stadium).

This image was shot with a Holga loaded with 35mm B/W Film and shows a view from Shudehill looking towards Corporation st.


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Taken on August 27, 2010