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All Music Guide - John Bush
If a series of unfortunate comparisons like the ones to follow cause listeners to equate British vocalist Amy Winehouse with Macy Gray, it's only natural. Both come on like a hybrid of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill who's had a tipple and then attempted one more late-night set at a supper club than they should have. Despite her boozy persona and loose-limbed delivery, though, Winehouse is an excellent vocalist possessing both power and subtlety, the latter an increasingly rare commodity among contemporary female vocalists whether jazz or R&B. What lifts her above Macy Gray is the fact that her music and her career haven't been marketed within an inch of their life. ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
If a series of unfortunate comparisons like the ones to follow cause listeners to equate British vocalist Amy Winehouse with Macy Gray, it's only natural. Both come on like a hybrid of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill who's had a tipple and then attempted one more late-night set at a supper club than they should have. Despite her boozy persona and loose-limbed delivery, though, Winehouse is an excellent vocalist possessing both power and subtlety, the latter an increasingly rare commodity among contemporary female vocalists whether jazz or R&B. What lifts her above Macy Gray is the fact that her music and her career haven't been marketed within an inch of their life. Instead of Gray's stale studio accompaniments, Winehouse has talented musicians playing loose charts behind her with room for a few solos. Instead of a series of vocal mellifluities programmed to digital perfection, Winehouse's record has the feeling of being allowed to grow on its own -- without being meddled with and fussed over and losing its soul in the process. Simply hearing Winehouse vamp for a few minutes over some Brazilian guitar lines on "You Sent Me Flying" is a rare and immense pleasure. Also, like Nellie McKay but unlike nearly all of her contemporaries, Winehouse songs like "Fuck Me Pumps," "Take the Box," and "I Heard Love Is Blind" cast a cool, critical gaze over the music scene, over the dating scene, and even over the singer herself. With "In My Bed," she even proves she can do a commercial R&B production, and a club version of "Moody's Mood for Love" not only solidifies her jazz credentials but proves she can survive in the age of Massive Attack. [Republic released a clean edition of the album in 2007.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602517539037
  • Catalog Number: 001043402
  • Sales rank: 76,980

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Winehouse Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Vincent Henry Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Purse Baritone Horn, Bass Trumpet
Robert Aaron Flute, Saxophone
Rudy Bird Percussion, Shaker
Salaam Remi Organ
Matt Rowe Trumpet, Background Vocals
Lenny Underwood Piano, Keyboards
Gordon Williams Percussion
Teodross Avery Saxophone
Commissioner Gordon Percussion, Drums, Turntables
Richard Wilkinson Drums
Jenni Fujita Background Vocals
Delroy "Chris" Cooper Bass
Stafford Hunter Trombone
Errol Campbell Percussion, Drums
Timothy Hutton Horn
Tanya Darby Trumpet
Stefan Skarbek Trumpet, Background Vocals
Felix Howard Background Vocals
Luke "Lukvatine" Smith Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Jan Barter Guitar
Donovan Jackson Organ, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Troy Auxilly-Wilson Drums
Technical Credits
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Salaam Remi Composer
Matt Rowe Composer, Producer
Marty Symes Composer
Gordon Williams Composer
Luke Smith Composer
Paul Watson Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Commissioner Gordon Programming, Producer, Engineer
Johnny Rockstar Producer
Amy Winehouse Composer, Producer
Astor "Crusty" Campbell Composer
Stefan Skarbek Composer, Producer
Felix Howard Composer
Nick Godwyn Management
Donovan Jackson Composer
Charles Moriarty Cover Photo
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