Short, sharp and frank reviews from a confessed vinyl junkie. I’ll be posting my most loved records and most recent purchases right here for your perusal every week.
Reissue of the sublime sophomore and final studio album from the much-missed Soul/Jazz chanteuse. Today marks 10 years since the untimely death of Amy, a wasted talent if ever there was one. At just 27 years old, she was clearly on her way to becoming one of the UK’s finest exports. Instead, we have just two studio albums and one compilation, but what an amazing collection of songs they really are.
Salaam Remi returned for some production duties, but the majority can be credited to Mark Ronson, who made an incredible job of it. Amy’s backing band, The Dap Kings, are superb throughout too, the bass is heavy, and the beats are tight.
For someone so young, her voice and lyrics were phenomenal, and the title track has to be one of the best singles of that decade. A huge talent, gone but certainly never forgotten. R.I.P. Amy x
Listen to Amy Winehouse – Back To Black – BELOW: