Black and White is the third studio album by English new wave band The Stranglers. It was released on 12 May 1978, through record label United Artists.As with The Stranglers' first two albums, Black and White was produced by Martin Rushent. The album sees The Stranglers adopting a more experimental approach to song structures and time signatures (for example, "Curfew" features 7/4 time).
The band recorded a version of "Sweden" sung in Swedish and released it in Sweden. The song was inspired by Cornwell's PhD placement at Lund University in the mid-1970s. The song title "Death and Night and Blood" is taken from a line from Yukio Mishima's novel Confessions of a Mask. The song "In the Shadows" had previously been released as the B-side to the band's 1977 single "No More Heroes".