Back to Black

Release date
15 Jan 2008
Running length
8 tracks
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1 Valerie (Live, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London/2007) 3:52 3,332
2 Cupid (Deluxe Edition Version) 3:08 94,904
3 Monkey Man 2:53 218,331
4 Some Unholy War (Down Tempo) 3:16 11,503
5 Hey Little Rich Girl 3:35 76,161
6 You're Wondering Now 2:32 171,595
7 To Know Him Is To Love Him (Live For NapsterLive, London/2006) 2:21 1,603
8 Love Is a Losing Game (Original Demo) 3:44 92,649

About this album

On Back to Black, her second album and U.S. debut, singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse defines her own tradition. With a deeply personal touch, she commands settings that meld torchy doo-wop era ballads, soul and girl-group slammers, and current hip-hop winners. Winehouse, already famous in her native England for reckless, tipsy behavior, topped the charts there with “Rehab,” a construction that wraps her protests that Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway are more help than a clinic could be in a forthright tribute to early-’60s radio that does The Ronettes and The Drifters proud. Despite the buzz from that instant anthem, Back to Black doesn’t shy from the heartbroken — and not just in the “Me and Mr. Jones”’ complaint that she missed a Slick Rick show. The title track brings the real pain, one more in an album of performances that certify the 23-year-old Winehouse as an undeniable master.

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