On September 29, 2009.

On September 29, 2009, “Virgin / EMI” label released “Black Gives Way to Blue”, the fourth Alice in Chains studio album. It was recorded October 2008 – March 2009, at “Studio 666” in Northridge, California, “Henson Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Mike Inez, and Sean Kinney.


  • Jerry Cantrell– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • William DuVall– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, art direction
  • Mike Inez– bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Sean Kinney– drums, percussion, art direction
  • Elton John– piano
  • Lisa Coleman– vibraphone
  • Chris Armstrong – tabla
  • Stevie Black – string arrangement, engineer
  • Paul Figueroa – recording engineer
  • Nick Raskulinecz – recording engineer
  • John Lousteau, Martin Cooke, Kevin Mills – engineer assistant
  • Randy Staub – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Matt Taylor – art direction, design
  • James Minchin III – band photography
  • Rocky Schenck – package interior photography
  • Emmanuel Polanco – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Cantrell, except where noted.

  1. All Secrets Known
  2. Check My Brain
  3. Last of My Kind – Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall
  4. Your Decision
  5. A Looking in View – Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez
  6. When the Sun Rose Again
  7. Acid Bubble
  8. Lesson Learned
  9. Take Her Out
  10. Private Hell
  11. Black Gives Way to Blue

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