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Pop - Released January 1, 2011 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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The qualities of a vocal genius don't always become clear when she's singing classic material. Often as not, her abilities to both personalize and transcend a lifeless song with a stellar performance reveal the character behind the singer. Both Billie Holiday and Otis Redding excelled no matter what they were recording, whether it was a timeless standard or a studio throwaway. This collection of Amy Winehouse material, released to coincide with the first Christmas season after her death in July 2011, does not contain a strong set of material. Besides the covers, which are well chosen, originals "Between the Cheats" and "Best Friends, Right?" and "Half Time" should not have survived the cut if Winehouse had been around to wield her veto power. But if the songwriting isn’t strong enough to make listeners confuse this with a Back to Black follow-up, the productions and performances are up to her high caliber. Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson handled virtually all of the production work, while these performances by Winehouse are just as strong as she showed on Frank and Back to Black. Thanks to the work of Remi and Ronson, the album is also strikingly uniform; only the songwriting and prevalence of covers or "original versions" reveal that this is a posthumous collection. Ronson's production on "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" is towering, although he injects a little more drama into his chart than the song can support, while a skittering version of "The Girl from Ipanema" (nearly drum’n’bass at points) nearly reinvents a tired classic. The recordings stretch from the beginning of her professional career to close to the end, but Winehouse is virtually always in strong voice; only on her Tony Bennett duet, “Body and Soul,” does she veer into self-parody. ~ John Bush
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Soul - Released October 27, 2006 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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Film Soundtracks - Released October 30, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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Amy is the companion soundtrack for Asif Kapadia’s documentary film of the same name depicting the life, career, and struggles of late soul/pop singer Amy Winehouse. The album features alternate versions of popular tracks such as a downtempo version of "Some Unholy War," an a cappella version of "Back to Black," and an acoustic demo of "Like Smoke," her collaboration with Nas. The release also includes live tracks and original score pieces from film composer Antônio Pinto. ~ Rob Wacey
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R&B - Released January 1, 2007 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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The story of Back to Black is one in which celebrity and the potential of commercial success threaten to ruin Amy Winehouse, since the same insouciance and playfulness that made her sound so special when she debuted could easily have been whitewashed right out of existence for this breakout record. (That fact may help to explain why fans were so scared by press allegations that Winehouse had deliberately lost weight in order to present a slimmer appearance.) Although Back to Black does see her deserting jazz and wholly embracing contemporary R&B, all the best parts of her musical character emerge intact, and actually, are all the better for the transformation from jazz vocalist to soul siren. With producer Salaam Remi returning from Frank, plus the welcome addition of Mark Ronson (fresh off successes producing for Christina Aguilera and Robbie Williams), Back to Black has a similar sound to Frank but much more flair and spark to it. Winehouse was inspired by girl group soul of the '60s, and fortunately Ronson and Remi are two of the most facile and organic R&B producers active. (They certainly know how to evoke the era too; Remi's "Tears Dry on Their Own" is a sparkling homage to the Motown chestnut "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and Ronson summons a host of Brill Building touchstones on his tracks.) As before, Winehouse writes all of the songs from her experiences, most of which involve the occasionally riotous and often bittersweet vagaries of love. Also in similar fashion to Frank, her eye for details and her way of relating them are delightful. She states her case against "Rehab" on the knockout first single with some great lines: "They tried to make me go to rehab I won't go go go, I'd rather be at home with Ray" (Charles, that is). As often as not, though, the songs on Back to Black are universal, songs that anyone, even Joss Stone, could take to the top of the charts, such as "Love Is a Losing Game" or the title song ("We only said good bye with words, I died a hundred times/You go back to her, and I go back to black"). ~ John Bush
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R&B - Released January 1, 2006 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released October 20, 2003 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released January 1, 2008 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

This release combines the deluxe editions of Amy Winehouse's first two albums: Frank, originally released in 2003, and Back to Black, the U.S. breakthrough originally released in 2006 (early 2007 in the States). It amounts to both albums in full, along with 26 additional tracks, including demos, alternate versions, live material, and remixes, as well as renditions of "Cupid," "To Know Him Is to Love Him," and "'Round Midnight." ~ Andy Kellman
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R&B - Released January 1, 2008 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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Film Soundtracks - Released October 30, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

The soundtrack to the Asif Kapadia documentary dedicated to Amy Winehouse offers two types of pieces to its listeners. First, we have the late British soul sister’s biggest songs in alternate versions (e.g. Tears Dry On Their Own, Back To Black, and Love Is A Losing Game, in particular), but also some rare live sessions, demos of Stronger Than Me, What Is It About Men, and Rehab, amongst others. There are plenty of nuggets here to delight fans of the London singer, who died tragically in the summer of 2011. This soundtrack also includes the original score, written specifically for Amy, by the Brazilian composer Antônio Pinto. Pinto previously worked with Kapadia on their collaborative biopic of Ayrton Senna.
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R&B - Released July 3, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released October 20, 2003 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released July 3, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released July 3, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released January 1, 2006 | Universal Music

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R&B - Released July 3, 2015 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released October 27, 2006 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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R&B - Released October 20, 2003 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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Pop - Released January 1, 2007 | Universal-Island Records Ltd.

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