Amy Winehouse "Back To Black" RE LP (2006)
Details: Amy Winehouse "Back To Black" reissued on black vinyl, on Universal Republic Records. Opened to verify pressing and vinyl color.
Description: "The notoriety that Frank brought Winehouse meant that the public’s expectations for Back To Black were sizable; but no one could anticipate how radically different the new album would be in terms of its sound and themes. The happy-go-lucky vibe of her debut was replaced by a much darker autobiographical hue on Back To Black, which explored the emotional turmoil the singer felt after splitting up with her boyfriend, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Although the album’s biggest hit was the infectious “Rehab,” about Winehouse’s real-life battle with addiction, arguably its cornerstone was its title song, a cathartic symphony of sadness written by the singer together with Mark Ronson, the London-born US producer who helmed six of Back To Black‘s eleven songs.
Using the word “black” as a metaphor for the abyss of depression, “Back To Black” is a bleak, grief-stricken portrait of heartbreak purportedly inspired by Winehouse’s ex-boyfriend’s infidelity. Mournful strings and an ominous tolling bell create a funereal atmosphere, which is dramatically juxtaposed with a danceable, retro-slanted musical backdrop inspired by 60s girl-group pop and Phil Spector’s wall of sound production values."
Grade: NM/M (new stock, unplayed)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. You Know I'm No Good
A3. Me & Mr. Jones
A4. Just Friends
A5. Back To Black
A6. Love Is A Losing Game
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Tears Dry On Their Own
B2. Wake Up Alone
B3. Some Unholy War
B4. He Can Only Hold Her
B5. You Know I'm No Good