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US version includes one exclusive 'hidden' bonus track, 'You Know I'm No Good' (featuring Ghostface Killah). 'Back To Black' is the second album from London-based chanteuse Amy Winehouse. Although her 2003 debut was a success, her rowdy offstage behavior became the focus of tabloids and critics instead of the music. Because of this, Winehouse stepped out of the spotlight and concentrated on putting the focus back on her music. Three years later, her sophomore release has surprised critics and excited her fanbase. Combining a strong, Jazzy vocal style with often frank lyrical content recounting tales of love and loss, Winehouse is a truly talented songwriter with a good ear for melody, making this album an essential purchase. Includes the single 'Rehab'. Universal. 2007.
Amy Winehouse's 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 stripped-down affair; Back to Black, meanwhile, is neither of these things. This time around, she's taken her inspiration from some of the classic 1960's girl groups like the Supremes and the Shangri-Las, 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 gospel-tinged stomp, while the title track (and album highlight) is a heartbreaking musical tribute to Phil Spector, with it's 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 grown-up in both style and content. Winehouse's lyrics deal with relationships from a grown-up perspective, and are honest, direct and, often, complicated: on "You Know I'm No Good", she's 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. --Ted KordSee all Editorial Reviews
|2. You Know I'm No Good|
|3. Me & Mr. Jones|
|4. Just Friends|
|5. Back to Black|
|6. Love Is a Losing Game|
|7. Tears Dry on Their Own|
|8. Wake Up Alone|
|9. Some Unholy War|
|10. He Can Only Hold Her|
|11. You Know I'm No Good [Remix]|
Amy Winehouse's sophomore release "Back To Black" has received an incredible amount of critical praise and most of it is quite deserved. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Kris Kobayashi
Great ALBUM!!! This was a Christmas present for my daughter. Since she is now into VINYL. Also brought her the Crosley turntable on Amazon. And she LOVES that as well!Published 1 day ago by Karen E. Smart
Such a loss to the music world. I have only recently discovered Miss Amy Winehouse and so quickly I have to give here up ! Her voice is one of great quality. Read morePublished 1 day ago by L. C. Jenkins
I purchased a vinyl and it was brand new yet skipped. I know it's not my player because it's new and all my other visuals play fine. Read morePublished 2 days ago by melissa
Amy, my favorite singer. Love her phrasing. What a loss, all the songs I will never hear her sing.Published 3 days ago by R. tomaselli
After receiving two different albums and both skipping I would not recommend this album at all! its not even worth one star!Published 3 days ago by Erin Conley
This is my favorite of Amy Winehouse's all-too-scant body of work. Watching her in the gossip columns was like watching the light of an oncoming train heading right for her. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Joanna Daneman
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|'Back to Black' has officially gone gold!||
Platinum will not be far behind on this one. A true revelation.
Jul 28, 2007 by M. Bogdanov | See all 3 posts
|Fresh, unique and talented||
Yeah, I agree, very fresh. Haven't heard her here on the radio yet. I heard Back to Black browsing adds on MySpace and immediately bought this CD. That's my favorite song but I also really love Rehab and Love is a Losing Game. Their all great though. Just got an email from Amazon that Frank... Read More
Mar 7, 2007 by AlmightyJB | See all 3 posts
|I can't stop listening||
I'd love to see her show...I bet she's awesome live (and probably pretty unpredictable). I haven't been able to get "You Know I'm No Good" out of my head. I just hope she doesn't flame out due to her lifestyle...
Feb 27, 2007 by Aliza Mansolino | See all 2 posts
|Will she really get a Grammy?||
I just got done listening to this album for the first time...I gotta admit, I don't usually like whatever is the #1 seller on Amazon at any given time, but I enjoyed this album. Yes, it is a tad if not more than a tad overrated, but pleasant nonetheless.
Jun 9, 2007 by C. Modisette | See all 9 posts
|Rehab Jay-Z Remix||
I like the remix as well. She also has a remix to Rehab with rapper Pharoahe Monch as well. He released "Desire" earlier this year.
Sep 10, 2007 by J. Highsmith | See all 4 posts
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