Amy Winehouse
Back to Black =180g=

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2007 EU issue pressing on 180g LP -Ivor Novello award winner Mercury Music Prize and triple Brit nominee Amy Winehouse confirmed what a truly remarkable talent she is with the followup to her platinum selling debut album Frank including the singles R...

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Release date 07-06-2007

2007 EU issue pressing on 180g LP -Ivor Novello award winner Mercury Music Prize and triple Brit nominee Amy Winehouse confirmed what a truly remarkable talent she is with the followup to her platinum selling debut album Frank including the singles Rehab, You Know Im No Good, Back To Black,  Tears Dry On Their Own & Love Is A Losing Game, presented in a picture sleeve with picture / lyric inner.

Tracks:
A1 Rehab
A2 You Know I'm No Good
A3 Me & Mr. Jones (Fuckery)
A4 Just Friends
A5 Back To Black
A6 Love Is A Losing Game

B1 Tears Dry On Their Own
B2 Wake Up Alone
B3 Some Unholy War
B4 He Can Only Hold Her
B5 Addicted

Amy Winehouses second album Back to Black is one of the finest soul albums British or otherwise to come out for years Frank her first album was a sparse and strippeddown affair Back to Black meanwhile is neither of these things This time around shes taken her inspiration from some of the classic 1960s girl groups like the Supremes and the ShangriLas a sound particularly suited to her textured vocal delivery while adding a contemporary songwriting sensibility With the help of producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi Rehab becomes a gospeltinged stomp while the title track and album highlight is a heartbreaking musical tribute to Phil Spector with its echoey bass drum rhythmic piano chimes saxophone and close harmonies Best of all though is the fact that Back to Black bucks the current trend in R&B by being unabashedly grownup in both style and content Winehouses lyrics deal with relationships from a grownup perspective and are honest direct and often complicated on You Know Im No Good shes unapologetic about her unfaithfulness But she can also be witty as on Me & Mrs Jones when she berates a boyfriend with You made me miss the Slick Rick gig Back to Black is a refreshingly mature soul album the best of its kind for years

Hailed by Newsweek Magazine as a cross between Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill British soul singer Amy Winehouses US debut Back To Black hits the US amid a flurry of accolades radio and TV buzz unprecedented in recent years for a young siren

Her brassy mix of emotive vocals tinged with 60s girlgroup stylings sly funk and anguished jazz sparked the New York Daily News to crown Back To Black a marvelous debut that would do Etta James proud while New Yorker Magazine called her a fierce English performer whose voice combines the smoky depths of a jazz chanteuse with the heated passion of a soul singer and Spin Magazine affirming theres never been A British star quite like her

Back To Black smolders with a bristling fusion of old school doowop/soul inflected uprisings the charismatic singer/songwriter wrote or cowrote all of the songs on the album brewing instant classics such as the Shirley Ellis influenced Rehab the Supremes tinged title song Back To Black the aching Wake Up Alone and the albums closer Addicted

Its hard to recall before the tabloid barking drowned out all else how fresh this sounded how funny hip instantly classic Producer Mark Ronson with help from a band of devoted soul revivalists conjured goldenera sounds with a samplesculpting hiphop edge Winehouse a tatted 23yearold with a beehive crown matched that spirit cussing cracking wise and casually breaking your heart Her triumph triggered a resurgence of R&B traditionalism But it also kicked open the mainstream door for pop oddballs from Lily Allen to Lady Gaga Lets hope Winehouse and her fuckme pumps stride back one day

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Island
This release: 2007
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