Frank [The Super Deluxe Edition US] [Explicit Lyrics]

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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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Editorial Reviews

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. [A greatly expanded version of Frank released in 2008 added four demos, the B-sides "Around Midnight" and "Fools Gold," six tracks recorded live or in session, and remixes including the Frank songs "F**k Me Pumps" (by MJ Cole), "Take the Box" (by Seiji), and "Stronger Than Me" by Mark Pritchard's Harmonic 33 project.]
Time Out New York
It's these contradictions (old jazz with new hip-hop, lyrically witty, but musically serious, unique but uncannily familiar) that make Amy's debut album so engrossing, so vital.
People Magazine
Winhouse's candid debut, which finds her working in more of a jazz aesthetic, proves that the success of Back to Black was no fluke.

Winhouse's candid debut, which finds her working in more of a jazz aesthetic, proves that the success of Back to Black was no fluke.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602517735545
  • Catalog Number: 001139872
  • Sales rank: 33,325

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Winehouse Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Jools Holland Piano
Vincent Henry Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jason Rebello Piano
Bruce Purse Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Baritone Horn, Bass Trumpet
Robert Aaron Flute, Saxophone
Rudy Bird Percussion, Shaker
Dale Davis Bass
Roger Goslyn Trombone
Gilson Lavis Percussion, Drums
Nick Lunt Baritone
Winston Rollins Trombone
Matt Rowe Trumpet, Background Vocals
Arnie Somogyi Bass
Jeremy Stacey Drums
Lenny Underwood Piano
Gordon Williams Percussion
Teodross Avery Saxophone
Commissioner Gordon Percussion, Drums, Turntables
Rico Rodriguez Trombone
Jon Scott Trumpet
Jeremy Shaw Guitar
Richard Wilkinson Drums
Jenni Fujita Background Vocals
MJ Cole Keyboards
Delroy "Chris" Cooper Bass
John Adams Organ, fender rhodes
Jason McDermid Trumpet
Stafford Hunter Trombone
Chris Storr Trumpet
Errol Campbell Percussion, Drums
Stuart Anning Drums
Phil Veacock Saxophone
Ian Barter Guitar
Timothy Hutton Horn
Dave Swift Bass
Lisa Grahame Saxophone
Tanya Darby Trumpet
Stefan Skarbek Trumpet, Background Vocals
Felix Howard Background Vocals
Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami Organ, Percussion, Electric Bass, Drums, Electric Upright Bass, Music Box
Luke "Lukvatine" Smith Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Christopher Holland Organ
Femi Temowo Guitar
21st Century Jazz Accompaniment
Donovan Jackson Organ, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Derek Nash Saxophone
Nathan Allen Drums
Troy Auxilly-Wilson Drums
Ben Edwards Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Salaam Remi Composer
Matt Rowe Composer, Producer
William Salter Composer
Seiji Remixing
Marty Symes Composer
Gordon Williams Composer
Bernie Hanighen Composer
Andy Rogers Producer
Luke Smith Composer
Gary Noble Engineer
Paul Watson Composer, Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Commissioner Gordon Programming, Producer, Engineer
Mark Pritchard Producer
Mike Walter Engineer
Johnny Rockstar Producer
Mark Ward Engineer
Paul Flynn Liner Notes
Paul Simm Producer
Alison Howe Producer
MJ Cole Remixing
David Brinkworth Producer
Sam Cunningham Producer
Jonathan Shakhovskoy Engineer
Matt Lord Engineer
Amy Winehouse Composer, Producer, Author
Ian Barter Music Direction
Astor "Crusty" Campbell Composer
Steve "ESP" Nowacynski Engineer
Stefan Skarbek Composer
Felix Howard Composer, Producer, Engineer
Salaam "The Chameleon" Rami Arranger, Producer, Remixing
Luke "Lukvatine" Smith Engineer
Femi Temowo Music Direction
Donovan Jackson Composer
Charles Moriarty Cover Photo
Carwyn Griffith Engineer
Chris Mears Producer
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