Amy Winehouse - Frank [2LP] Limited 180gram Pink Colored Vinyl, Gatefold (import)

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Years before Amy Winehouse garnered international attention with Back to Black, the sassy British soul singer put herself on the U.K. music map with her 2003 debut, Frank. Nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, the record glides along on the subtly jazzy production of Salaam Remi, which allows Winehouse's expressive voice to shine, particularly on the trip-hop-tinged "Stronger Than Me," the powerful "You Sent Me Flying," and the sultry "I Heard Love Is Blind."

If a series of unfortunate comparisons (like the ones to follow) cause listeners to equate British vocalist Amy Winehouse with Macy Gray, it's only natural. Both come on like a hybrid of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill who's had a tipple and then attempted one more late-night set at a supper club than they should have. Despite her boozy persona and loose-limbed delivery, though, Winehouse is an excellent vocalist possessing both power and subtlety, the latter an increasingly rare commodity among contemporary female vocalists (whether jazz or R&B). What lifts her above Macy Gray is the fact that her music and her career haven't been marketed within an inch of their life. Instead of Gray's stale studio accompaniments, Winehouse has talented musicians playing loose charts behind her with room for a few solos. Instead of a series of vocal mellifluities programmed to digital perfection, Winehouse's record has the feeling of being allowed to grow on its own - without being meddled with and fussed over (and losing its soul in the process). Simply hearing Winehouse vamp for a few minutes over some Brazilian guitar lines on 'You Sent Me Flying' is a rare and immense pleasure...
-John Bush, AllMusic.com, 4/5 stars

Features

  • Limited Edition
  • Pink Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Explicit Content

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Intro / Stronger Than Me
  2. You Sent Me Flying / Cherry
  3. Know You Now
  4. Fuck Me Pumps

Side 2:

  1. I Heard Love Is Blind
  2. Moody's Mood for Love / Teo Licks
  3. (There Is) No Greater Love
  4. In My Bed

Side 3:

  1. Take the Box
  2. October Song
  3. What Is It About Men

Side 4:

  1. Amy Amy Amy / Outro
  2. Brother
  3. Mr Magic (Through the Smoke)

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