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Thread started 03/27/07 7:59am

jazz24

Amy Winehouse

Hey Orger's!

Let's discuss the new brit sensation that's finally getting well-deserved media attention here in the states - Amy Winehouse. I think she's great. I do think this kind of attention should have been giving to Nikka Costa as well because she was a funky woman in her own right but Amy is quite soulful and has a tone and texture that she delivers quite well.

It's not the forced contrived idiocy that miss Joss Stone conveys. I don't believe it. I don't feel it. With Amy I believe and deeply feel everything.

My favorite song off of the new album is: "He can only hold her".

Orger's share your thoughts.
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Reply #1 posted 03/27/07 8:06am

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fantastic album nod
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Reply #2 posted 03/27/07 8:12am

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Ditto to all the above, even the fav song!

Two comments though:
-her first album is great as well! Titled Frank, it sounds more contemporary, but has that same nasty, funky vibe. Recommended.
-While it being the point to have that sixties soul sound, most of the songs do have an actual resemblance to one particular classic soul song. The strongest one being "You know I'm no good". That beat is so similar to Otis Redding's (with Carla Thomas) "Tramp"

Oh, and by the way, how many tracks does the US version of her album have?
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Reply #3 posted 03/27/07 8:30am

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Reply #4 posted 03/27/07 8:35am

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Sander said:

Ditto to all the above, even the fav song!

Two comments though:
-her first album is great as well! Titled Frank, it sounds more contemporary, but has that same nasty, funky vibe. Recommended.
-While it being the point to have that sixties soul sound, most of the songs do have an actual resemblance to one particular classic soul song. The strongest one being "You know I'm no good". That beat is so similar to Otis Redding's (with Carla Thomas) "Tramp"

Oh, and by the way, how many tracks does the US version of her album have?



There are 12 tracks on the US version

I just got this yesterday and it's easily my favorite album of 07 so far!

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Reply #5 posted 03/27/07 8:38am

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There are 12 tracks on the US version

I just got this yesterday and it's easily my favorite album of 07 so far!

peace


huh? i have the non-US download and it has 11 tracks (including 'addicted') and i have the US compact disc, which only has 10 tracks (excluding 'addicted') plus a bonus track which is a remix including some lame-o rapping.
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Reply #6 posted 03/27/07 8:54am

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Anx said:

VANITYSprisonBYTCH said:


There are 12 tracks on the US version

I just got this yesterday and it's easily my favorite album of 07 so far!

peace


huh? i have the non-US download and it has 11 tracks (including 'addicted') and i have the US compact disc, which only has 10 tracks (excluding 'addicted') plus a bonus track which is a remix including some lame-o rapping.


DId addicted really come with the download? If you pop the CD in the computer it says addicted, but it's just a remix of You Know I'm no good. I had to download Addicted illegally.

There are 12 tracks on the IMPORT, I thought.

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Reply #7 posted 03/27/07 8:54am

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Anx said:

VANITYSprisonBYTCH said:


There are 12 tracks on the US version

I just got this yesterday and it's easily my favorite album of 07 so far!

peace


huh? i have the non-US download and it has 11 tracks (including 'addicted') and i have the US compact disc, which only has 10 tracks (excluding 'addicted') plus a bonus track which is a remix including some lame-o rapping.


While the European version also just has 10 tracks (excluding addicted).
Rehab does have two different b-sides: "Close to the front" and "Do me good". Haven't heard both...

Btw, it's an 2006 release...
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Reply #8 posted 03/27/07 8:55am

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Anx said:



huh? i have the non-US download and it has 11 tracks (including 'addicted') and i have the US compact disc, which only has 10 tracks (excluding 'addicted') plus a bonus track which is a remix including some lame-o rapping.


DId addicted really come with the download? If you pop the CD in the computer it says addicted, but it's just a remix of You Know I'm no good. I had to download Addicted illegally.

There are 12 tracks on the IMPORT, I thought.


i thought i had a download version of the import, which has 11 tracks. maybe there's a japanese version with an extra track? i dunno. if you combine the US version w/ the original version, you end up with 12 tracks. shrug
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Reply #9 posted 03/27/07 9:04am

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Wow, this is like the first new Amy thread in what must be a week. The org is slacking. razz

I bought the U.S. CD at Best Buy the day of release and the label says ten tracks on the back, but there is a bonus track which is the remix of "You Know I'm No Good" with Ghostface Killah--11 tracks total.

The U.S. iTunes version though is 12 tracks, the 12th track being a Hot Chip remix of "Rehab".

It's all very confusing. shrug
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Reply #10 posted 03/27/07 9:33am

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I think Addicted is one of the strongest songs on the Cd, So I was befuddled as to why its wasn't on the US Release. If it's due to Pot references, the record label is totally frakked up.

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Reply #11 posted 03/27/07 9:38am

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I am really diggin' her right now.

Don't have either album, but from what I hear online, I probably will.

That cut "Rehab" swings.

Does anyone here care 2 compare her 2 albums?
"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #12 posted 03/27/07 9:40am

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Sander said:

Anx said:



huh? i have the non-US download and it has 11 tracks (including 'addicted') and i have the US compact disc, which only has 10 tracks (excluding 'addicted') plus a bonus track which is a remix including some lame-o rapping.


While the European version also just has 10 tracks (excluding addicted).
Rehab does have two different b-sides: "Close to the front" and "Do me good". Haven't heard both...

Btw, it's an 2006 release...


2007 U.S. release.
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Reply #13 posted 03/27/07 9:46am

jazz24

Anyone know where I can download Frank?

I need that
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Reply #14 posted 03/27/07 9:51am

Anx

lazycrockett said:

I think Addicted is one of the strongest songs on the Cd, So I was befuddled as to why its wasn't on the US Release. If it's due to Pot references, the record label is totally frakked up.

mad


especially when every other blingsta rap video these days has some fool dangling a gold pot leaf on a chain or whatever. rolleyes
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Reply #15 posted 03/27/07 10:05am

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I love the album!
My favourite songs are "Me & Mr Jones" and "Just friends".
Her first album "Frank had potential but was completely ruined by
bad production.I'd love to check out Winehouse live.
/peace Manki
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I dont doubt the talent, and she is different from whats out there, my issue is that im trying to get into artists that are going to stick around and have an output of music that i can get into, im tired of getting an artist which 1-2 good albums and then they just quit. Amy reminds me alot of Fiona Apple, not musically really, just she seems like a ticking time bomb, she already cancelled some shows out in LA which is very "Fiona-ish", Fiona actually pulled that crap here in NYC awhile back, she got into her show played 3 songs and said "Fuck, icant do this, the sound sucks" and left the stage and didnt come back and since the show started no refunds were issued. Hopefully Amy is not falling into the mold but i already see it happening.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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"I love you much
It's not enough
You love blow
and I love weed"


"We only said goodbye with words
I tombstone a 100 times
You go back to her chair and I go back to"




worship Baby's got the Bluuuues!
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Reply #18 posted 03/27/07 10:23am

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lastdecember said:

I dont doubt the talent, and she is different from whats out there, my issue is that im trying to get into artists that are going to stick around and have an output of music that i can get into, im tired of getting an artist which 1-2 good albums and then they just quit. Amy reminds me alot of Fiona Apple, not musically really, just she seems like a ticking time bomb, she already cancelled some shows out in LA which is very "Fiona-ish", Fiona actually pulled that crap here in NYC awhile back, she got into her show played 3 songs and said "Fuck, icant do this, the sound sucks" and left the stage and didnt come back and since the show started no refunds were issued. Hopefully Amy is not falling into the mold but i already see it happening.


Is it the artists fault or the record companies?

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Reply #19 posted 03/27/07 10:26am

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lastdecember said:

I dont doubt the talent, and she is different from whats out there, my issue is that im trying to get into artists that are going to stick around and have an output of music that i can get into, im tired of getting an artist which 1-2 good albums and then they just quit. Amy reminds me alot of Fiona Apple, not musically really, just she seems like a ticking time bomb, she already cancelled some shows out in LA which is very "Fiona-ish", Fiona actually pulled that crap here in NYC awhile back, she got into her show played 3 songs and said "Fuck, icant do this, the sound sucks" and left the stage and didnt come back and since the show started no refunds were issued. Hopefully Amy is not falling into the mold but i already see it happening.


Is it the artists fault or the record companies?


record companies don't develop artists over the long term anymore like they used to.
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Reply #20 posted 03/27/07 10:40am

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After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.
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Reply #21 posted 03/27/07 10:42am

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superspaceboy said:

lastdecember said:

I dont doubt the talent, and she is different from whats out there, my issue is that im trying to get into artists that are going to stick around and have an output of music that i can get into, im tired of getting an artist which 1-2 good albums and then they just quit. Amy reminds me alot of Fiona Apple, not musically really, just she seems like a ticking time bomb, she already cancelled some shows out in LA which is very "Fiona-ish", Fiona actually pulled that crap here in NYC awhile back, she got into her show played 3 songs and said "Fuck, icant do this, the sound sucks" and left the stage and didnt come back and since the show started no refunds were issued. Hopefully Amy is not falling into the mold but i already see it happening.


Is it the artists fault or the record companies?


Well in Fiona's case i think it was more her fault, though i know she blamed the label for not putting the record out, it was more her "lunacy" that led to this whole thing with her. Even when Prince was in "fights" with warner his output was tremendous, he found ways to get stuff out. I hope Amy does find a way to deal with that, because once shes not "the in thing" you go back to selling to the loyals, every artist deals with this, label support or not you have to continue find a way.

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Slave2daGroove said:

After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.


Agreed. I think she's coasting on her voice, which is a shtick that'll only carry her so far if the songwriting doesn't deepen.
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Slave2daGroove said:

After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.


weird. i thought 'rehab' was one of the weaker songs on the album. i like it a lot, but it's such a novelty song.

even if the motown sound is just a mock job, i think her voice settles with the arrangements naturally, and nobody else in mainstream pop is rocking that sound right now, so good for her.
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manki said:

I love the album!
My favourite songs are "Me & Mr Jones" and "Just friends".
Her first album "Frank had potential but was completely ruined by
bad production.I'd love to check out Winehouse live.
/peace Manki


I recommended "Frank", but many will be disappointed expecting to hear a prequal to "back to black". Still, I wouldn't say bad production, it's a solid debut.
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Reply #25 posted 03/27/07 10:48am

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I abosolutely LOVE her! Her voice is so refreshing to hear on the radio.
She is very cool, and I hate to be cliche, but I can't get enough of 'Rehab'
I hope she comes to my area to perform
If you will, so will I
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Slave2daGroove said:

After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.


At least she is bringing that sound to a newer audience. No the music doesn't sonicly blow me away, but I am just pleased to hear that someone...anyone can take a "dead genre" and breathe a little life into it. I think what we're going to see from her, is her tackleing other familiar forms of music...but still keep the blues. To me the magic is in her voice and lyrics.

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Reply #27 posted 03/27/07 12:26pm

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Anx said:

Slave2daGroove said:

After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.


weird. i thought 'rehab' was one of the weaker songs on the album. i like it a lot, but it's such a novelty song.

even if the motown sound is just a mock job, i think her voice settles with the arrangements naturally, and nobody else in mainstream pop is rocking that sound right now, so good for her.


I used to think rehab was a great song. But that quickly changed as other songs prove to be much better.

Why am I reminded of Lauren Hill?

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Reply #28 posted 03/27/07 12:29pm

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Anx said:



weird. i thought 'rehab' was one of the weaker songs on the album. i like it a lot, but it's such a novelty song.

even if the motown sound is just a mock job, i think her voice settles with the arrangements naturally, and nobody else in mainstream pop is rocking that sound right now, so good for her.


I used to think rehab was a great song. But that quickly changed as other songs prove to be much better.

Why am I reminded of Lauren Hill?


i like 'rehab' a LOT, don't get me wrong....but there are FAR better songs on that album, and i hope the quick appeal of 'rehab' doesn't make her a one-hit wonder and overshadow what is a really strong album.
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superspaceboy said:

Slave2daGroove said:

After all of the hype and people praising her around here, I bought the cd. The single "Rehab" was better than most of the album. I was suprised at how much she directly ripped the Motown sound but somehow didn't improve on it.

I'd like to think that maybe she'll grow into her own sound because this disk was under-whelming.


At least she is bringing that sound to a newer audience. No the music doesn't sonicly blow me away, but I am just pleased to hear that someone...anyone can take a "dead genre" and breathe a little life into it. I think what we're going to see from her, is her tackleing other familiar forms of music...but still keep the blues. To me the magic is in her voice and lyrics.


Her lyrics are definitely a big part of her appeal for me. "What kind of fuckery is this?" lol
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