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Monday, July 09, 2007

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black



Artist : Amy Winehouse
Album : Back To Black
Source : CD
Year : 2006
Encoder : exact audio copy 0.96b
Codec : lame 3.91 --alt-preset standard
Quality : CBR, 320kbps, joint stereo
ID3-Tag : Yes, Version 1
Posted By : Need2p on 09-07-2007
Ripped By : Need2p on 08-07-2007
Included : This Info-File (NFO)

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 Kord

Tracklisting
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01 (3:35) Rehab Album Version
02 (4:17) You Know I'm No Good
03 (2:33) Me & Mr Jones (F**kery)
04 (3:13) Just Friends
05 (4:01) Back To Black
06 (2:35) Love Is A Losing Game
07 (3:06) Tears Dry On Their Own
08 (3:42) Wake Up Alone
09 (2:22) Some Unholy War
10 (3:19) He Can Only Hold Her
11 (3:22) Addicted

Playing Time : 36:05
Total Size : 82.7 MB

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