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AMY WINEHOUSE BACK TO BLACK VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

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AMY WINEHOUSE BACK TO BLACK VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Label: Universal Republic Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released: 2006
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Soul

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Description

Back to Black is the second and final studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, released on 27 October 2006 by Island Records. Winehouse predominantly based the album on her tumultuous relationship with then-ex-boyfriend and future husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who temporarily left her to pursue his previous ex-girlfriend. Their short-lived separation spurred her to create an album that explores themes of guilt, grief, infidelity and heartbreak in a relationship.

Influenced by the pop and soul music of 1960s girl groups, Winehouse collaborated with producers Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, along with Sharon Jones’ band The Dap-Kings, to assist her on capturing the sounds from that time period while blending them with contemporary R&B and neo-soul music. Between 2005 and 2006, she recorded the album’s songs with Remi at Instrumental Zoo Studios in Miami and then with Ronson and the Dap-Kings at Chung King Studios and Daptone Records in New York. Tom Elmhirst mixed the album at Metropolis Studios in London.

Back to Black was acclaimed by music critics, who praised Winehouse’s songwriting and emotive singing style as well as Remi and Ronson’s production. The album spawned five singles: “Rehab”, “You Know I’m No Good”, “Back to Black”, “Tears Dry on Their Own” and “Love Is a Losing Game”. It has also been cited as being a key influence to the widespread popularity of British soul throughout the late 2000s, paving the musical landscape for artists such as Adele, Duffy, and Estelle.

At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Back to Black won Best Pop Vocal Album and was also nominated for Album of the Year. At the same ceremony, Winehouse won four additional awards, tying her with five other artists as the second-most awarded female in a single ceremony. The album was also nominated at the 2007 Brit Awards for MasterCard British Album and was shortlisted for the 2007 Mercury Prize. Back to Black sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century so far. The album has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

A deluxe edition of Back to Black was released in November 2007, containing a bonus disc of B-sides and live tracks. Winehouse’s debut DVD I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London, released that same month, includes a live set recorded at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London and a 50-minute documentary detailing the singer’s career over the previous four years. In 2020, Back to Black was ranked at number 33 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Label: Universal Republic Records
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country :US
Released: 2006
Genre:  Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:  Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Tracklist

A1 Rehab 3:30
A2 You Know I’m No Good 4:15
A3 Me & Mr Jones 2:30
A4 Just Friends 3:10
A5 Back To Black 4:00
A6 Love Is A Losing Game 2:32
B1 Tears Dry On Their Own 3:03
B2 Wake Up Alone 3:40
B3 Some Unholy War 2:20
B4 He Can Only Hold Her 2:45
B5 You Know I’m No Good 3:20

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz.

A member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra during her youth, Winehouse signed to Simon Fuller’s 19 Management in 2002 and soon recorded a number of songs before signing a publishing deal with EMI. She also formed a working relationship with producer Salaam Remi through these record publishers. Winehouse’s debut album, Frank, was released in 2003. Many of the album’s songs were influenced by jazz and, apart from two covers, were co-written by Winehouse. Frank was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The song “Stronger Than Me” won her the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

Winehouse released her follow-up album, Back to Black, in 2006, which went on to become an international success and one of the best-selling albums in UK history. At the 2007 Brit Awards it was nominated for British Album of the Year, and she received the award for British Female Solo Artist. The song “Rehab” won her a second Ivor Novello Award. At the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, she won five awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night and becoming the first British woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field “Big Four” Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Rehab”), as well as Best Pop Vocal Album.

Winehouse was plagued by drug and alcohol addiction. She died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011. After her death, Back to Black temporarily became the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century. VH1 ranked Winehouse 26th on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Discography

Frank (2003)
Back to Black (2006)
Lioness: Hidden Treasures (2011)